The Parallel Mode Process (PMP) is a coaching service provided by Scott Ford, USPTA and the members of Team Arete.
It is a step-by-step process that will show you exactlyhow to get in the zone, then how to maintain the zone, and finally how to compete in the zone.
The short version goes like this: the human operating system has two very different modes of operation:
1: a Serial Mode of Operation (SM)
2: a Parallel Mode of Operation (PM)
When you are playing tennis in your Normal Performance State, when you are playing tennis “in the norm,” your operating system is functioning in its Serial Mode of operation.
But when you are playing tennis in your Peak Performance State, when you are playing tennis “in the zone,” your operating system is functioning in its Parallel Mode of operation.
SM = Normal Performance State = Playing tennis “in the norm.”
PM = Peak Performance State = Playing tennis “in the zone.”
SWITCHING TO PARALLEL MODE
The Steps of the PMP will take you through specific, on-court exercises designed to show you how to make the switch from your Serial Mode of operation to your Parallel Mode of operation.
And when you make the switch from your Serial Mode to your Parallel Mode, you will automatically make the switch from playing tennis in the norm to playing tennis in the zone.