Learn Mental Game Strategies to Improve Tennis Performance
Discover proven tennis psychology strategies to improve your confidence, composure, and focus in matches. Learn how to take your skills from practice to matches. Get expert mental coaching from our certified mental performance coaches…
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About Sports Psychology for Tennis
Sports Psychology for Tennis was developed by Dr. Patrick Cohn, a leading mental game of tennis expert at Peak Performance Sports.
As the president and founder of Peak Performance Sports (Orlando, Florida), Dr. Patrick J. Cohn teaches mental skills and sports psychology techniques to tennis players, teams, and corporate professionals to help improve performance.
In addition to working with tennis players and teams, Dr. Cohn teaches parents, coaches and athletic trainers how to help athletes achieve peak performance through mental game skills training.
Dr. Cohn also teaches his mental game coaching system, the MGCP certification program (Mental Game Coaching Professional) to qualified coaches, trainers, and sports psychology students in training.
Mental Coaching for Tennis Players
One-on-one sports psychology coaching is the fastest and most effective method to improve your or your athletes’ mental game, boost performance, and make lasting changes. And as a bonus, parents learn what to say to help young athletes feel confident and thrive in sports. Please call us at 888-742-7225 with your questions.
Peak Performance Sports offers expert mental performance coaching with our certified mental coaches via online video coaching. See our certified mental performance coaches.
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What Tennis Parents Say…
“Maggie had such a great weekend. As always, after she works with you she just seems more grounded and focused. She’s less likely to look around and get distracted during her match. She’s more focused on one point at a time. Also, as a parent, I’ve learned to encourage her and not focus on outcomes.”*
“Since you last worked with AJ, his National ranking has improved from 349 to 148. His tournament record at one point, since talking with you was 17-4, with 3 of the 4 being in third sets or tiebreakers. Your help has definitely improved AJ’s results and his on-court demeanor has substantially improved.”*
“Patrick played very well this week at the U14 national championships. He won both singles and doubles. Most importantly he kept his cool with an amazing attitude in the singles semis (playing his best friend) in the final against the number two. It has been a joy watching staying calm instead of getting angry.”*
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Tennis Psychology Articles & Videos
- Boosting Confidence in Young Tennis PlayersConfidence for Teens in Tennis In this tennis psychology video, you learn how to start the point out correctly so you are not giving your opponent the advantage. Many tennis players struggle with playing tentatively early in the match because
- Do You Have Unshakeable Confidence?How to Have Consistent Confidence What are the ingredients of unshakeable confidence? A common characteristic among elite tennis players is a strong belief in their athletic abilities. Many tennis players are confident when performing well but see a drastic decline
- How to Maintain Focus Early in TournamentsStay in the Moment and to Focus Well How would you describe your ability to focus when you are playing in a big tennis tournament? Do you have the tendency to overlook opponents in the early rounds and worry about
- How to Manage Stress When Playing TennisHow to Manage Stress in Matches Do you feel anxious or pressure when you play competitive tennis? Does this anxiety ruin your enjoyment of tennis? In this episode, Dr. Cohn answers a question from a reader about how to manage
- Coping with Tough Conditions in TennisYour Mindset and Match Conditions Many conditions are not optimal when playing tennis, such as bright sun, excessive heat, swirling winds, high humidity, slippery courts, and poor lighting. Sometimes, players have a predetermined notion they will not win, “I never
- How to Set Motivating Tennis GoalsWhat is the Difference Between a Dream and a Goal? Most tennis players have inspiring dreams of playing in college, competing on the pro circuit, or even playing in a major tournament such as Wimbledon or the US Open. Your
- Do You Have Control over Winning Matches?Control within Matches Can you control winning? That may seem an odd question to ask a tennis player. Some tennis players would answer yes, pointing to the fact that they train hard, are motivated and determined, and put in the
- Why Tennis Players’ Strokes Tighten Up During MatchesIn this episode, Dr. Cohn answers a question from a reader about why tennis players can hit the ball well in practice but not their matches. And do the yips exist in tennis? Here’s the question of the week. SHERRY: “How
- How to Swing Freely in Tennis Matches and Not Push the BallMany tennis players play well in practice but cannot transfer their strokes to match play. Some players think they have the yips. They start to short stoke it or play safely leading to tense strokes… In this video, you’ll learn