Testimonials

“Jeff Salzeinstein is the package deal! Not only is a high-performance coach, he also has the ability to get to the core of who you really are, what you really need and push your hot buttons to get effective results both on and off the court. He is an entrepreneur in the true sense of the word because of his ability to work hard, give 100% effort and focus to any project and player that he is working with and is relentless in the pursuit of excellence. He leads by example in his professional approach, self-care, and inspires others to bring out the best within themselves. One of my favourite qualities about Jeff is in his unique ability to approach situations through a different lens cap and see solutions and possibilities in all situations.”

“Jeff has been a huge help to me in many aspects of my life and I believe a lot of his genius lies in his ability to make complex issues very simple. He has a great way of understanding the different mental patterns people get entangled in and his approach to solving them is straightforward, exciting and liberating. He helped me recently uncover a negative mental pattern that was holding me back in my own tennis career and we came up with a solution to change my behavior and my perception which lead to great improvement. Jeff’s perspective is uncommon and he is one of a kind when it comes to his approach towards life, he is a fantastic teacher and a lot of fun to work with!”

“In working with Jeff more closely in the last year I have discovered that Jeff’s ability to advise and inspire goes far beyond the tennis court.   His life experiences of victories and triumphs as well as defeats and heartaches have been food for a rich inner life that makes Jeff able to understand and guide others. But though Jeff has thought deeply about his own experiences he is not merely intellectually analytical.  He brings a perspective that, though intellectual, recognizes that the intellect can only take one so far. The fullest advancement toward one’s life goals needs all one’s faculties. Jeff not only recognizes this but, I was rather startled to discover, can help with all of them.   As a seeker himself, Jeff understands the pitfalls of seeking for its own sake, of getting caught in a search loop. While constantly curious and open to ideas, he nevertheless seems always to expect progress and results. I have been especially impressed with Jeff in these last few months by the thing that impressed me the first day I met him: his ability to meet everyone where they are and take it from there. He is no “one note samba” with an approach or two that he tries for everyone. As someone who has struggled for years with health problems, I have seen that sort of approach too depressingly often.    His ego is clearly not at stake and that frees him up not only to look at each person with compassion and genuine interest, it allows him to ask other experts for advice. Finally, Jeff seems like one of the few professional helpers who seems eager to work himself out of a job.  He is genuinely trying to teach me to fish, and not to be my lifelong fish supplier. Even when that happens however, I will gladly and gratefully consider him a friend.”

“In my 38 years of coaching Stanford University men’s tennis teams to 17 NCAA championships, I had the privilege to work with many outstanding young men. One of the most gifted players and people I ever had to coach was Jeff Salzenstein. A great player in his own right, Jeff is an even better performance coach. As a performance coach, Jeff combines his unparalleled expertise in the areas of peak performance (mental toughness, motivation, nutrition, fitness, and more). A true student of optimal performance, Jeff has a unique and highly effective way to communicate with and guide his clients, so that they can achieve both their short and long term goals. I strongly recommend Jeff to any person who is eager to go to the next level in tennis, in other athletic endeavors, in business, and in life.”