Mental Toughness Consultations with Dr. Valverde
Free 20-Minute Mental Toughness Consultations
By Dr. Jorge Valverde
Dr. Jorge Valverde, a renowned psychologist who has developed the Valverde System, a proven mental toughness program, will be providing 20-minute free consultations (compliments of the tournament) for players, parents and coaches. This is an excellent opportunity for players who want to develop mental toughness.
Dr. Valverde graduated from the University of Kansas with a Doctoral dissertation research on the mental preparation of highly ranked tennis players. He has served as sport psychologist for numerous tennis academies and universities throughout the US, Mexico, Europe and South America. He has also worked with many elite players such as Luke Jensen, French Open Doubles Champion, 1993 Anna Lena Groenefeld, number one junior player in the world in 2003 and ranked as high as 14 in the WTA Meghann Shaughnessy, ranked as high as 11 in the WTA, Timothy Neillly, Orange Bowl Boys 18s Champion, Tim Smyczek, singles Semi Finalist at Wimbledon 2005, Kim Couts, 2006 Girls 18s Easter Bowl Champion, Gabriel Flores, 2006 Boys 14s Winter National Finalist, Ashley Weinhold, 2007 Girls18s Super National Hard Court Champion, Stephanie Vidov, World Junior Tennis Champion, 2007, Jordan Cox, 2008 Boys 16s Kalamazoo Champion Austin Krajicek, 2008 Boys 18s Kalamazoo Champion, Mac Styslinger, Quarterfinalist Junior Australian Open 2011 and Grayson Goldin, 2011 Boys' 16 Florida Open Champion.