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Ad personam

Ste­phan Medem is a play­er, scout, coach, men­tal expert and aut­hor. As an ATP-TOUR pro­fes­sio­nal, he tra­vel­led the world for many years and won several tit­les. He also par­ti­ci­pa­ted in the main- draws at the French Open, in Wim­ble­don and at the Tour­na­ment of Cham­pions in Forest Hills.

Here is a clo­ser look at his ten­nis-care­er: ITF World Cham­pion, Euro­pean Cham­pion (Kings Cup), Mem­ber of the Swiss Davis-Cup-Team, »All Ame­ri­can« Cham­pion, mul­ti­ple Ger­man and Swiss Cham­pion, more than 20 years of natio­nal league in Switz­er­land and Ger­ma­ny, WTA-Tour-Coach of several play­ers, inclu­ding Clau­dia Por­wik (WTA 25), Anca Bar­na (WTA 48), Mei­ke Babel (WTA 28), Lau­ra Gil­de­meis­ter (WTA 14), Kari­na Hab­su­do­va (WTA 8 and win­ner of the US-Open Juni­ors), Bar­ba­ra Ritt­ner (WTA 21 und cur­rent natio­nal coach of Ger­ma­ny and the Por­sche ten­nis team).

He also worked as a coach for the Bava­ri­an Ten­nis Asso­cia­ti­on (BTV) and the Ger­man Ten­nis Fede­ra­ti­on (DTB). During his play­ing care­er, he had the honour to be the spar­ring part­ner of world class ath­le­tes like Boris Becker, Goran Iva­nis­e­vic, John McEn­roe, Jim­my Con­nors, Pete Sam­pras, Jim Cou­rier, Ivan Lendl, And­re Agas­si, Yan­nick Noah, Stef­fi Graf, Mar­ti­na Hin­gis, Gabrie­la Saba­ti­ni, Moni­ca Seles, Chris Evert, Mar­ti­na Nav­ra­ti­l­o­va and many more.

Men­tal-Expert & Bestseller-Author

Befo­re tur­ning pro­fes­sio­nal, he worked as a school tea­cher for phy­si­cal edu­ca­ti­on in Switz­er­land. After his pro­fes­sio­nal care­er, Steph stu­di­ed sports psy­cho­lo­gy, asi­an mar­ti­al arts and medi­ta­ti­on (Tai-Chi, Kung-Fu, Kali, Chi-Gong). Steph is a mem­ber of GPTCA and FEPSAC. He was a scout for »IMG« and as an aut­hor he has publis­hed two books. »Living is lear­ning!« descri­bes his main phi­lo­so­phy in life. Wha­te­ver Your play­ground, the HEAD-man makes you win! In sports, job & life!

Mental power

Sports-psy­cho­lo­gists and coa­ches have come to one and the same con­clu­si­on: Con­cer­ning  the aspects of »Men­tal power«, no other sport is as deman­ding and tough as ten­nis! So, why should the HEAD-MAN be able to help? Becau­se more than 50 years of expe­ri­ence and lear­ning on the hig­hest levels are solid grounds for Your per­so­nal impro­ve­ment and fur­ther deve­lo­p­ment! His pas­si­on and his deep know­ledge of all the aspects of ten­nis will help You get the best out of You!

Living is learning!

One of Stephs main princi­ples is »Living is lear­ning!« With his help, the­re were nume­rous ath­le­tes from nume­rous dif­fe­rent sports, that were capa­ble to lift their per­for­mance to levels they didn’t think they were able to reach. »Men­tal tough­ness« is not an abi­li­ty that is pro­gram­med into your genes, you have to learn it! Wha­te­ver Your play­ground, the HEAD-MAN makes you win!

Optimize your tennis

Scou­ting. The HEAD-MAN scans the cur­rent situa­ti­on of a ten­nis-play­er. All ten­nis-spe­ci­fics like tech­nics, phy­si­cal con­sti­tu­ti­on and con­di­ti­on, stra­te­gy, men­tal capa­ci­ties as well as per­so­na­li­ty, fami­ly, school and time manage­ment, strengths and weak­nes­ses are get­ting analyzed.

On the basis of this scan, the HEAD-MAN hel­ps you…

  • make cor­rec­tions in all the rele­vant areas
  • defi­ne goals
  • work more sys­te­ma­tic, goal-ori­en­ted and motivated
  • get a mana­ge­ab­le, sold plan
  • optio­nal: Match-ana­ly­sis and discussion

Juni­or aca­de­my. Clubs and ten­nis-schools are doing a good job ser­ving ten­nis on club- and hob­by-level. But extra ordi­na­ri­ly talen­ted, moti­va­ted and com­pe­ti­ti­ve play­ers do not recei­ve the atten­ti­on they deser­ve and need, becau­se most of the abo­ve are mass and money ori­en­ted. But what they need the most is: Qua­li­ty! No won­der, that unfor­tu­n­a­te­ly, the most talen­ted and moti­va­ted kids soo­ner or later quit Tennis!

So the HEAD-MAN Ten­nis Aca­de­my serves…

  • Qua­li­ty for qua­li­ty-deman­ding, ambi­tious juniors
  • Trai­ning, which inclu­des all rele­vant aspects (tech­nic, stra­te­gy, phy­si­cal con­di­ti­on, men­tal strength)
  • indi­vi­dua­li­ty
  • deca­des of coa­ching expe­ri­ence on a world class level
  • endu­ring, long­term goal- set­ting and work

Ten­nis-tuning. Some­ti­mes, all your game needs, is a litt­le turn on the right screws to make it more effi­ci­ent and suc­cess­ful. The HEAD-MAN checks your cur­rent game and gives you the right tools and game-plan to win more matches: without having to invest a lot of money, time and… ago­ny! Get the best out of your game: More wins, more fun, more ten­nis at any level of play!

Contact

Com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on rules. You have ques­ti­ons about scou­ting? You are inte­res­ted in »men­tal coa­ching«? You want an exci­ting and suc­cess­ful ten­nis-les­son on court? Plea­se call me: (+49(0)177/7504520) or send me an email (steph@head-man.com).