with Tonia Gooderham
The quality of our being has a profound effect on how we do do things.
Playing tennis is a highly skilled and complex game and at times can feel very elusive. Why can I play really well one day, and feel like a beginner the next?
Applying the principles of the Alexander Technique can help you bridge that missing link, helping us bring our mind and body into a greater sense of unity.
Would you like to:
- Play with more ease and efficiency.
- Enjoy the game more,with less frustration.
- Reduce the recurrence of injuries.
- Get a greater understanding of yourself in a competitive situation, and identify any self sabotage.
- Get a feel for being more in a flow.
The Alexander Technique can help you see and experience what is really happening to you on a tennis court; and through observation and hands on work we can together undo what is extraneous and inefficient.
Coordination and poise rely on the natural balance of the head, neck and back, what F M Alexander called “the primary control”. The Technique works through re-establishing this natural balance to promote easy upright posture and efficient functioning, body and mind.
For more information please feel free to contact me: [email protected] or 07792 757788
Tonia is amazingly intuitive and caring in her work. Since I started my lessons my energy levels have been increased and are sustained, and my movement around the court is vastly improved. Also my persistent knee pain has completely disappeared. The Alexander Technique is a wonderful complimentary practice with tennis. I cannot recommend Tonia highly enough!” Francis P.
I am a regular badminton player and was getting pain in my neck during and after matches. I booked an Alexander Technique session with Tonia. She watched me play, worked with me, made suggestions and watched some more. She worked with the whole body and my thinking. Through her help I could see that there was far too much unnecessary tension in various parts as I played.
I put the ideas into practice in games since then. Most of the discomfort has disappeared. Just as important, I’m playing better and enjoying it more.” Roger H.