“The secret is…there is no secret. If you exceed expectations, you can do anything.”
-MELISSA SAPIO, 4.0 graduate of Montclair State University

Yesterday was my first day at the new Monroe Sports Center. I use the great Melissa Sapio’s philosophy in my teaching. I try to do just a little bit more than is expected.

Most students just want the A.
Most athletes just want the trophy.
Most professionals just want the paycheck.

But the great ones, strive for constant improvement.

They exceed expectations.

When I’m teaching, I like to think that I transfer energy to my students. I make sure I’m vocal and use a lot of body language. I use positive reinforcement/coaching.

Yesterday I was teaching the great Mike DeBlase, former #1 singles player for Steinert High School. While I was teaching, a gentleman was watching from the window.

I assume he liked what he saw because after a few moments, he walked out on the court and requested weekly hour and a half private lessons for his sons who were ranked in NJ.

I didn’t know who he was, but he could tell that I was “into” teaching and exceeding expectations.

It’s all about excellence in the moment.

Give your best and people will notice.

If you do more than you’re paid to do, eventually you will get paid for more than you do.

Thanks for reading.

Free peak performance workshop today at 6pm at the Monroe Sports Center.


“We can do no great things in this world, only little things with great love.”

I’m going to do something little today.

The Tseng Performance Academy @ the brand-new, beautiful Monroe Sports Center opens its doors today. Tennis. Fitness. Nutrition. Mental Training.

I love what I do.

Do I teach tennis? No, I teach life.

Very few of my students will go on to become successful in professional tennis, but the lessons they learn can help them become successful in other areas of life.

Many people that have enjoyed my book, “Game. Set. Life.” are not even athletes, so there’s more to it.

I have given lectures to CEOs, mothers of pre-schoolers, inmates at juvenile detention centers and equestrian riders, among others.

My goal is not just to create great athletes, but to create great people.

I love what I do and my new academy is just another way for me to help change the world, in my own “little way.”

Tennis is not a matter of life and death, it’s much more important than that.

Come checkout the new club today and say hi. I’ll be there from 9am-3pm…you might get a free shirt or a signed book!


Thanks for reading.


“The power to succeed or fail is yours alone.”

If you’re reading this blog, you probably want to become better at something. You want to get motivated. But here’s the thing…I can’t create a great person…I can only help bring that person out.

That person is already inside of you.

One of my heroes is Jim Abbott, a baseball player who pitched a no-hitter for the Yankees on September 4, 1993. In fact, I have a signed photo of him in my hallway and it’s one of the first things that I see in the morning.

Jim Abbott was born without a right hand.

If Jim Abbott can, not only play professional baseball, but throw a no-hitter, without a right hand, imagine what you can do?

I use his photograph to inspire me and remind me that greatness is not what we’re born with; greatness is what we do with what we have.

You don’t have to be great at the start, but you need to start to be great.

This morning I woke up thinking about one of my favorite quotes, from Lance Armstrong…

“I’m just a normal guy, and I’m going to show you what a normal guy can do.”

It’s your choice…

if you make the most of today
if you look at the positive in every situation
if you go all out
if you look inside instead of outside
if you procrastinate procrastination

What will you choose today?

Thanks for reading.

Sign up today for the Tseng Performance Academy @ the brand new Monroe Sports Center! (

Learn the mental secrets of the world’s greatest athletes and get the edge over the competition. Who should attend? Athletes and coaches of all levels and from all sports.

Topics will include: focus, relaxation, motivation, self-confidence, goal setting, performing under pressure and much more!

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