Game Changers is back! For Game Changers 5, we have Emma Doyle, an accomplished leader, coach, speaker, player, and author.
Emma has spent her life in tennis and knows OnCourt OffCourt better than anyone without the last name Dinoffer.
The following is a transcript of part 1 of Game Changers 5.
Hey, everybody. Welcome to the next edition of Game Changers. Back, as always, is the CMO of OnCourt OffCourt, Kalindi Dinoffer. But we have a very special guest today, Emma Doyle. Emma hails from Melbourne.
She’s a TEDx speaker and hosts a coaching podcast, she was a former Division One tennis player, talented coach, and Australian national selector. She was represented as a national coach 20 times in Australia.
Her clients describe her as a real-life Ted Lasso, emphasizing curiosity over judgment.
She’s a tennis coach, turned corporate coach, and in my personal experience, getting to know Emma over the last few years, she’s an overall awesome person.
She has a bunch of great information to provide in the tennis world and the business world. I’m sure we’ll go through a bunch of really awesome stuff.
Emma, thanks for joining us.
Thank you for having me. I absolutely love talking to you, Billy, and you, Kalindi.
So, just to share a little bit of my background and my couple of books over the last year.
So, life’s definitely had a couple of changes. And, uh, yeah, thanks so much for this opportunity to share a message to the world, “how much I love OnCourt OffCourt”.
Yeah, thanks for being here, Emma.
Yeah, we were just saying before the recording got going, Billy and Emma, it’s such a fun dynamic with you guys, like really excited about this Game Changers episode.
Yeah, it’s going to be fantastic. And, you know, it’s great because we do, like with OnCourt OffCourt, we talk about the idea- there’s the on-court side of the game and the off-court side. What we do on the court is impacted a lot by what we do off the court.
Many people that are watching say that, you know, we have coaches, but we have tennis players and it’s like what we do on the court and what we do off the court totally matches together. And I think Emma, what you’ve been doing with your high level of experience in the tennis world and now moving over to the corporate world, I think there are going to be so many things that show the synergy between those.
Yeah, absolutely. I couldn’t agree more. I mean, only yesterday, I delivered a presentation in front of a bunch of engineers, and the main tool that I used was the little fortune cookie balls. I cut a little hole in the top and put little motivational quotes. We’ve got some Ted Lasso quotes, wisdom quotes.
So, Billy, do you want a wisdom quote or a Ted Lasso?
I want a Ted Lasso quote.
Alright, I’m gonna pull one out. And we got, “If God would have wanted games to end in a tie, she shouldn’t have invented numbers.”
Wow, I love that. A little female empowerment to start the day. That’s awesome.
So, Emma has been closely connected with OnCourt OffCourt for a long time, and she’s used all the tools, the training aids, and she’s even been featured.
If you take a look around the site, you’ll see Emma in various places.
So, Emma, I’d just like to hear from you about your experience as a player and coach with OnCourt OffCourt.
Alright, well, first of all, I want to take you back to the first time I met Joe and the story behind that.
This is one of the first ever products that I purchased back in Australia, the Wrist Clicker .
I was at the airport in South Carolina, and I was on my way to the PTR conference, and I take this thing everywhere, it’s part of what I think every coach should have, my little bag of tricks.
So, this is literally in my black bag of tricks, and I rock up at the airport, and I have to get to the Hilton, which is a bit of a drive.
I didn’t have a car, but I saw Joe Dinoffer, and he had a car. And I was like, oh my goodness, that’s Joe Dinoffer, and he’s got a car.
So, I ask if I can ride with him and pick his brain for the hour, hour and a half drive.
And I was like, listen, I’ve got this product.
What I love about the Wrist Clicker is just the fact that in the ready position, there are so many weird, funky ways people can stand, and you can just click the aid into position like you’re revving the engine.
But notice when you click it in, notice how relaxed my wrist can still stay when I do that.
It gives you a nice loop shape because if it’s clicked down, the racket will be down.
So, just having it there and then, of course, at contact, we just release, and then we can click it back in depending on our tactical objective.
All these kinesthetic aids, which objets us learning by feel, really simply help us to be able to execute our tactical objective.
I’m a big believer in what you can see tactically. Then you can hit technically, and that is what the kinesthetic aids really support.
So, we’ve built this wonderful relationship, and I was coming back and forth, speaking in the states, and fortunately, he sponsored my visa.
So, OnCourt OffCourt, I am so grateful I live now in America. Because of the opportunities that you’ve provided and, I just got goosebumps, actually, just talking about that.
Kalindi Dinoffer is trained in multiple aspects of mindfulness in life and in sports, sharing on her blog MindfulKalindi.com. She is also certified to teach yoga, fitness, reiki, and MFR. Kalindi also serves as VP marketing at OnCourtOffCourt.com, a leading supplier of tennis, pickleball, fitness and yoga training aids and equipment and has been published in Tennis industry Magazine and Pickleball Magazine, and has conducted workshops at conferences around the world. In her spare time, Kalindi plays tennis, pickleball and table tennis and enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking and biking and cross country skiing in the winter.