About this speaker

Award-winning mental game author, high school tennis coach, tennis & pickleball mental game columnist, world-renowned researcher in positive youth development, and creator of the acclaimed Compete-Learn-Honor approach to coaching and player development.

Dr. Peter C. Scales

Author and Coach

Dr. Peter C. Scales, Coach Pete, is a developmental psychologist and internationally-known positive youth development expert (www.drpeterscales.com). He is a USPTA-certified tennis teaching pro, and is the assistant Varsity/head JV coach for boys and girls at Parkway South High in Missouri, where he’s coached since 2008.

He’s also been a mental strength consultant for men’s and women’s college tennis teams, and has been a coach for players from elementary school through high school JV and Varsity, high-level college players, and adult recreational players. Coach Pete created the Compete-Learn-Honor approach to mental-emotional coaching and player development (www.competelearnhonor.com), which has been featured in leading tennis, pickleball, and all-sports forums such as USTA’s Compete Like A Champion podcast, USPTA’s ADDVantage Magazine, WeArePickleball’s Global Pickleball Summits, Pickleball Magazine, TENNIS.com, Positive Coaching Alliance, National Alliance for Youth Sports, the Tennis Channel Podcast Network, Essential Tennis, Parenting Aces, Way of Champions, and TrueSport, the education arm of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency.

Coach Pete’s award-winning book, Mental and Emotional Training for Tennis: Compete-Learn-Honor, was published by Coaches Choice in 2019, (on Amazon) and has been called one of the best books ever on the mental game, by the National High School Tennis Coaches Association. His new book from Coaches Choice is The Compete-Learn-Honor™ Playbook: Simple Steps to Take Your Mental & Emotional Tennis & Pickleball Game to a New Level (on Amazon), which Better Pickleball has called “a masterclass” in the mental game.

Coach Pete’s mental game advice column on tennis and pickleball, “The Bench,” appears regularly in Racquet Sports Industry Magazine, the flagship publication for the industry. In addition to his RSI column, Coach Pete also writes a mental game column for youth sports coaches for the National Alliance for Youth Sports, the “Raising Aces” column on ParentingAces.com for parents of high-performance tennis juniors.

Coach Pete’s acclaimed approach to coaching and player development—Compete-Learn-Honor®—is designed to increase your fun while playing or coaching, strengthen your mental health as a competitor or coach, and increase your odds of winning, without focusing on winning.

Expert Credentials: USPTA-certified tennis teaching pro, 32 seasons of coaching boys and girls high school tennis, tennis and pickleball mental game columnist for Racquet Sports Industry Magazine, internationally-known scholar of positive youth development, author of the acclaimed new book, The Compete-Learn-Honor Playbook: Simple Steps to Take Your Mental & Emotional Tennis & Pickleball Game to a New Level (on Amazon).

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