Commitment is dedicating oneself to doing everything with all of your energies and skill – every time, in everything.
It is also about self-discipline. At the high school and club levels 9 out of 10 times the player who wins is the one who can more consistently return the ball and show the self discipline and patience to pick their opportunities.
Why truth? Why is truth fundamental to being a champion? While you might achieve much and win some awards without it, you will never become the champion you could have been. To be a true champion you must be honest with yourself about your progress, your disappointments and with whom you must share the credit. You must know yourself.
Excellence must be pursued. It is about Spirit, the will to excel, the will to win. Continuous improvement, persistently working on enhancing performance, skills, knowledge. Pursuing growth and progress. These are things that last. Excellence is not a final destination it is a habit, a lifestyle and should become a way of living day-to-day.
Warwick has had the privilege of competing against, coaching, being coached by and observing world-class performers since he was seven years old.
As a junior tennis player competing throughout the world from ages 12-19, Warwick was fascinated with what it took to become a champion. Warwick’s dream was to become the #1 player in the world, but unfortunately, he fell short due to a back injury when just 19 years old.
It was in Paris, France where Warwick spent 18 years honing his tennis coaching and mental toughness skills, learning from one the worlds best tennis organizations and coaches.
What began as a commitment to helping individuals improve their tennis performance, has grown into transforming the qualities of people’s lives, whether it is world class athletes, coaches, entertainers, CEO's, businesses, teachers and parents.
Warwick has advised and counseled elite athletes and coaches including, Michael Chang, Marcos Baghdatis, Amelie Mauresmo and Sandrine Testud.
Born in South Africa and educated in London, England, Warwick is acknowledged not only for his abilities as a tennis mental toughness coach & consultant, he is also recognized as a visionary and thought leader.
“Warwick Bashford is someone who really walks the talk. He is a genuine guy. A visionary and a thought leader, his impeccable set of values, stringent regimen of health and fitness, and insistence on quality, have earned him admiration by me and his peers. His Champion Mindset training will lead you to greatness.”
~ Ruben Gonzalez
Four-time Olympian, Author & Speaker
I have been collaborating with Warwick Bashford for awhile now. Warwick has not only the heart and wisdom of a champion, he has what it takes as a coach to get the job done. Integrity and character are the two words that I would use to sum Warwick up.
~ Suzie Nelson
Corporate Group & Incentive Travel Authority
"“I have taken many tennis clinics and lessons from Warwick and he teaches like no other tennis pro. He’s an expert at teaching tennis at any level, and he also knows how to communicate with different personalities to motivate them to be successful. Warwick takes his teaching to heart. He doesn’t just teach tennis skills. He teaches life skills! He will teach you how to have the mindset of a champion in whatever you do.”
Warwick “pulls” the champion out of each student, leading by example, instilling a set of foundational values and tailoring his programs to the strengths of each individual. -- as he did with Marcos Baghdadis, former world top ten ATP player & Amelie mauresmo, former #1 WTA player.