FRANK GIAMPAOLO RELEASES NEW BOOK AIMED AT TENNIS PARENTSCOMMUNITY NEWS | USTA SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
JANUARY 26, 2023 | ANISH VISHWAKOTI
FRANK GIAMPAOLO RELEASES NEW BOOK AIMED AT TENNIS PARENTSUSTA SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
JANUARY 26, 2023
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Frank Giampaolo is a Southern California tennis stalwart who has been making an impact as a coach and a teacher for decades. Giampaolo is also a bestselling author with his previous book, “The Tennis Parent’s Bible.” After success in publishing and positive feedback from the tennis community, Giampaolo is back with his new book, “The Psychology of Tennis Parenting.”
“The Psychology of Tennis Parenting” is a spiritual successor to “The Tennis Parent’s Bible,” offering profound insights into the most critical and challenging issues in developing champions. “The most important and neglected component of the competitive tennis athlete is their mental and emotional aptitude,” said Giampaolo recently. “Yet, year after year, most athletes and their parents ignore the psychological aspects of the game of tennis.”
This book is a must-read for any coach, athlete, or parent interested in significantly improving the game’s software (mental and emotional) components. Giampaolo’s aims when writing this book were to provide the athlete, parent, and coach with an indispensable road map to maximizing the athlete’s potential at a quicker rate.
“I wrote The Psychology of Tennis Parenting as a psychological guidance system,” he explained. “To assist parents and coaches with developing the software their athletes need to maximize their full potential, parents who devote time and energy to developing strong mental and emotional skill sets are raising confident and resilient future leaders.”
Former professional tennis player Debbie Graham Shaffer gave a glowing review of Giampaolo’s new book. “Once again, Frank has touched on the key elements to finding success in tennis and in life,” she wrote. “Parents who think pouring thousands of dollars into tennis will guarantee their child’s success need to read this book carefully.”
Giampaolo’s background stretches over decades of being an “in the trenches” full-time coach and a lifelong learner, which has pushed him past the development of athletes’ hardware (strokes and athleticism) and into the software (mental and emotional) components of competitive tennis.
In the upcoming year, Giampaolo says he hopes to continue developing SoCal events and projects and providing tennis athletes, parents, and coaches with education. He works out of his facility (The Lake Forest Beach & Tennis Club) in Orange County and is also part of the USTA Southern California junior tennis education team that offers guidance to players and parents across the region.