Episode 5: Jerry Albrikes

posted on: August 8, 2019
author: Brian Lomax

I have been fortunate to know some great coaches and great people in my life, and the guest on this episode of the PerformanceXtra podcast is one of them: Jerry Albrikes.  Jerry is a man of good character, and he brings that to all of his interactions on the court whether that is as a coach or as a competitor.  I’ve had the fortune of traveling with him to tournaments and playing doubles with him in a few events, and it has always been a pleasure.  Here is his official bio:

Jerry was born and raised in Connecticut.  He has been teaching for over 20 years and during his coaching career, he has worked with professional, college and nationally ranked players, including Maria Sharapova and Jelena Jankovic while working at the Bollettieri Tennis Academy in Bradenton, FL.  Jerry has also coached USTA adult leagues of all levels and has taken them to the Nationals including a National Championship with the 3.0 women.  Jerry has achieved such awards as USPTA Rookie Coach of the year and is the 2010 National Platform Tennis Champion.  He played #1 Singles and Doubles throughout his college career at Central Connecticut State University and was named Athlete of the Year his senior year in college.  Jerry achieved the number #1 ranking in New England while competing there in singles, doubles and mixed doubles.

In this episode, we talk a lot about Jerry’s background in tennis and his philosophy of coaching.  Whether you are an athlete, parent, or coach, I think there is a lot of value in this conversation.  Enjoy!

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Brian Lomax founded PerformanceXtra™ in 2009 with a mission of helping athletes achieve their goals and their top performances more consistently through a progression of mental skills that enables them to focus on what is truly important.

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