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Odyssey to the high level

Frédéric Fontang - Professional Tennis Coach
Frédéric Fontang is a former tennis player and a professional tennis coach; he's Felix Auger-Aliassime’s coach, one of the most talented players of the new generation who reached the ATP top 10 working with Fontang.
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He’s Felix Auger-Alia

In this episode, Frédéric talks about his experiences as a coach. He shares his advice on how to be a successful coach and what are the biggest challenges faced when you are in charge of a young superstar.

What you can learn today:

  • How is the development of a tennis coach beyond the court
  • The keys to having a solid coach-player relationship
  • Coach’s role in the wins and the loses 
  • The relevance of the education: player’s education and coach keep learning 

Highlights

02:19 Frédéric’s background

11:36 His philosophy as a coach 

13:30 His job as a coach

15:52 How started the relationship with FAA?

17:45 The guardian of the process

18:38 Conflict of interest in tennis. The relationship between the player and the coach

21:10 Choosing a project (which player to coach)

23:48 Managing the balance in communication 

29:09 Non-verbal communication 

30:52 How to communicate with your player under challenging moments?

33:05 How do you manage external factors to avoid interfering in the relationship between the player and the coach?

33:59 The feedback at the end of the year, where are we? What’s working? What isn’t working? 

38:05 External eyes to help your player

39:57 Coach’s learning process to keep adding value to the player 

42:40 Showing emotions with your player 

45:44 The improvement drivers of modern tennis 

53:49 What makes Frederic still have the fire inside 

57:24 Ritual Questions ssime’s coach, one of the most talented players of the next generation who reached the ATP top 10 working with Fontang. In this episode, Frédéric talks about his experiences as a coach, his advice to be a successful coach and what are the biggest challenges faced when you are in charge of a young superstar and what it means to be successful as a coach and as a tennis player.

What will you learn from this episode:

• How is the development of a tennis coach beyond the court
• The keys to having a solid coach-player relationship
• Coach’s role in the wins and the loses
• The relevance of the education: player’s education and coach keep learning