Tennis is a sport that can put many psychological demands on players. Elite players need to quickly develop skills to cope with the psychological demands of the sport. Compare tennis to football for example – no substitutions, no hiding, no time limit, no team-mates and, in youth tennis, invariably no referee! Imagine that in football!
Since 2003 Roberto has been a performance consultant/sport psychologist for the successful LTA High-Performance Centre, The Bromley Tennis Academy. The Academy, set up by Clint Harris, caters for young elite players from 8yrs – 18yrs.
Between 2007 and 2009 Roberto was the National Performance Psychology manager for the Lawn Tennis Association, a role that saw him work with the best tennis talent in the country, and during this time he worked extensively with Andy Murray, Laura Robson (who won Junior WImbeldon at the time), James Ward and Johanna Konta amongst many others. His role also involved working very closely with a number of the LTA elite coaches.
“Working with Roberto, I have learnt to appreciate tennis again. I was getting angry on court about things that weren’t really necessary”.
“Roberto’s help has been fantastic. As well as the personal help, he has helped to put together a successful support team that has been great”
“It has been our pleasure to work with Roberto for over 6 years. Our elite tennis athletes, staff and management have all experienced Roberto’s depth of knowledge, passion, humility and understanding. Roberto without question has moved our programme forwards and continues to invigorate our team immeasurably”
Academy Director at Bromley High Performance Tennis Centre