“Off the Pitch with Active”
These episodes are to help parents accelerate their children’s development and confidence in their sport by applying the recommendations from professionals, coaches and specialised educators.
Active#038: Interview with Hernan Chousa, Ex pro tennis player, Parent, CEO & author
48.00 minutes podcast. You will really enjoy Hernan’s story From professional tennis player to author and father of a tennis playing son.
Hernan Chousa is an author from Argentina. He lives in Buenos Aires, and he runs his zinc flake coating business as the CEO of Chousa SRL. Unplugged is his first novel where he could fuse two passions: music and writing.
He also published “My Son the Tennis Player” and “How to Help Your Kid Succeed in Sports”. Former tennis player in his twenties and willing to share his experiences in youth sports parenting. Married with Mariana with two sons: Julian and Sebastian.
2:37 Introducing Hernan Chousa and discuss when his passion for tennis begun during the Guillermo Vilas era for you who are old enough to remember. He discusses the positive and negative side of his parent’s behaviors.
10:50 Telling his father not to go with him on tennis tournaments.
13:27 some points from the book “How to help your kid succeed in sport”
16:50 Hernan talks about being a sporting Dad to his son Julian. From excellence to loss of passion to the point where he stopped playing.
21:50 “Don’t drive your kid’s bus”
29:25 Parent shift
30:59 The forgotten son
35:05 Passion is not transferable
37:25 Hernan’s version of “Sound of music” in youth sport.