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
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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