TFP 015: Tennis Prodigy Sophie Chang on Turning Pro and Rising from the Valley

TFP 015: Sophie Chang Tennis Prodigy

Today’s guest is rising WTA tennis pro Sophie Chang.  At only 18 years of age, Sophie reached career high rankings of #569 in singles and #283 in doubles this week.

Sophie is very well-spoken, intelligent, and mature beyond her years. We discussed how she went from not winning a match for an entire year when she first started competing to becoming a top-ranked junior and then a professional tennis player. Sophie also talked to me about her training, diet, and how she deals with the ups and downs on the USTA Pro Circuit.

I found out about Sophie when several of my friends shared clips of her playing and training on social media. I also realized that Sophie is originally from Maryland, my home state, and immediately knew that I wanted her to be a guest on The Tennis Files Podcast!

On this episode, you will learn:

  • How Sophie’s support system helped her become an elite tennis player
  • What obstacles Sophie has faced and how she has overcome them
  • A typical day of training on the pro tour
  • How Sophie uses meditation to help her performance
  • Differences between the men’s and women’s game
  • The mindset that you need to have to succeed on the pro tour
  • Sophie’s favorite tennis drill
  • How to deal with the ups and downs on the pro tour
  • Why it is difficult to stay financially afloat as a pro
  • How Sophie prepares for her tennis matches

and more.

Sophie is an amazing talent and I expect to see great things from her in the future! There is a ton of great information in this episode that you can use to improve your mindset, training, and your tennis game.

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