The Tennis Europe Junior School’s latest module explores the topic of mental health for young players. Stars such as Naomi Osaka and Andy Murray have recently spoken out about the pressures faced by professional players.
In this clip – the first of two parts focusing on mental wellbeing - we examine:
- What is mental health?
- Recognising warning signs
- The importance of on-court/off-court balance
Host Naomi Cavaday, a former WTA player, and guests including former ATP star Robin Soderling share their experiences of life on Tour and offer tips on how to manage your emotions if you’re feeling overwhelmed.
The Junior School aims to prepare young athletes for a life in tennis. Devised for players aged 13-16 competing on the Tennis Europe Junior Tour, all resources can be found online and are produced in alignment with the sport's governing body, the International Tennis Federation, and approved by the ATP and WTA Tours. Special on-site classes are held throughout the year for players attending selected Junior Tour events.
Videos are produced in four major European languages (English, French, Spanish and Russian). A wide range of topics have been covered, including:
- Nutrition & Hydration
- Media and Social Media
- Tennis Integrity
- Agents & Sponsorship
All copyrights by Tennis Europe. For more information, or to see the full series of educational videos (also available in French, German and Russian), click here.