We all know the importance of keeping a journal; it helps us track our progress, make better decisions and improve our health. But what if you don’t want to write down everything? Our digital journals are easy to fill in and can be completed in just a few minutes. Journaling on a regular basis makes this process fast and efficient.
In this post, we will share some journaling benefits and ideas that lead to improvements in your tennis performance.
It keeps you accountable – You’re more likely to stick with something if you’re held accountable by someone else. The best way to do this is by creating a shared journal that can be viewed by your coach.
How can you improve your performance? And how can you stay motivated when you’re in the middle of a slump? Journaling is an effective way to get answers to these questions and more.
Rating yourself for enjoyment, work ethic, difficulty and sleep can give great insight into why a session went good or not so good. If you have the data from your training journal, use it to help improve your performance in the future by looking at your long-term trends.
You can also record your daily intensity level for each session. The app will calculate a complete picture of your training load by combining all sessions over a period up to 3/6/9/12 months. You can use this information to aid in planning future training sessions and identify potential issues with overtraining or under-recovery.
Training journals are also useful for helping you identify injuries or other issues that may be affecting your training.
As a performance tennis player, you know how important it is to keep track of your progress, performance, and results. If you’re not keeping track of these things, there’s no way to know if your training is working or if you need to make adjustments.
Noting down technical improvements from sessions helps you remember the coach’s tips so you can bring them into future sessions. It also allows you to reflect on your performance and identify areas where you need to improve.
There are so many benefits to keeping a tennis training journal but the key is to get started and give it time to see the benefits. Andy Murray and Serna Williams are prime examples of tennis players who take notes away from each session.