Through Love one can achieve true happiness.
We apply this principle to our tennis training.
Pepe Imaz Tennis is a professional tennis group training in Marbella, Spain.
Our goal is to help improve a players' tennis through technical, tactical and physical training.
But we give absolute priority to the person and not the “player”.
Pepe Imaz Tennis is unlike a conventional academy style training facility. Players at academy's often feel lost & alone, which is exactly why we only ever have a small group of no more than 8 to 10 players.
We are exceptionally fortunate to practice out of the prestigious Puente Romano Tennis Club located in Marbella. The club boasts 8 world class clay courts, 2 plexipave hard courts, 4 padel tennis courts
and a gym.
More and more often professional players understand
the importance and need to be in harmony in order
to develop their potential, not only does it help them
but it does so with a lot less stress.
· Novak Djokovic (Best ATP Ranking = 1)
· Daniela Hantuchova (Best WTA Ranking = 5)
· Flavia Penneta (Best WTA Ranking = 7)
· Fernando Verdasco (Best ATP Ranking = 7)
· Marcel Granollers (Best ATP Ranking = 19)
· Santiago Giraldo (Best ATP Ranking = 28)
· Pablo Andujar (Best ATP Ranking = 32)
· Oscar Hernandez (Best ATP Ranking = 48)
We name these HUMAN BEINGS because they have been or are competing at the highest level, in order show those who don’t believe, that it is possible to reach a high level with the focus being on LOVE.
Of course all of those who aren’t named, younger players or with a little bit ‘less’ ranking are equally good examples that one can play competitively from LOVE (Respect and Acceptance).
All of them work in this way of putting a lot of effort in their sport careers in order to reach the highest level possible without forgetting the importance that this way of Respect Affection Acceptance and Gratitude (or in other words LOVE) has in their professional and personal lives.
I will finish by saying something that Pepe always repeats and emphasises;
“Nobody is right, one just has their opinion and everyone can do as they feel. Nothing is better or worse, it simply is and the information is there, it might fit or be useful to somebody at this moment in their LIVES”.
It seems, at least for many people, that to compete goes hand in hand or together with stress, anxiety, nerves and they don’t believe its possible to play at the highest level being calm and in harmony.
For Pepe, however, there exists a way in which competing and being in harmony can coexist through LOVE.
For him, LOVE is the same as Respect, Acceptance and being Grateful.
LOVE = Respect + Acceptance
When one Accepts and Respects themselves how they are, with their mistakes and their right decisions and one feels grateful for the Human Being that he or she is, not better or worse, without depending on any achievements, the fear to not be accepted and the fear of rejection loses force over him or her. If one already has Respect and Acceptance for oneself it is not necessary to find or look for it outside. It is therefore not necessary to find this respect and acceptance from others which comes through victories and good results.
But if we look closer, this “outside” respect and acceptance is not real its false, since if we lose we will not receive it…what sort of respect is that, which is only given if you win and not if you lose…
This converts me into a slave to all those around. If I win they respect me and if I lose they don’t…
The importance of being conscious of the Divine and wonderful being that we all are is key, and for this reason i Respect and Accept myself completely, no matter if I win or lose a match, no matter what my ranking is…
There have been and are many players who have worked and work to this day on their tennis and on the emotional side using this way with Pepe and the changes in them are remarkable…it brings to light the change from living a life in stress to one of much better quality, treating themselves and others around them better, and not only inside the court but outside as well.
Still there are people who believe (and all the respect to them) that in the highest levels of competition one cannot speak of LOVE in the form of Respect, Acceptance and Gratitude towards oneself. They believe that the only way which works is through pushing oneself to the limits and punishing oneself emotionally
for the mistakes they make and that its normal to shout (even curse) and insult
oneself in order to improve, instead of being compassionate, understanding
and having respect for oneself.