Maintaining High Confidence in Matches Are you a confident tennis player? That's a loaded question! You cannot answer with a simple yes or no. But most tennis players view confidence as an all-or-nothing attribute. That is, either you are "confident" or are "not confident." Confidence is not a destination. If you win a big match, you … [Read more...] about Does Your Confidence Go Up And Down In Tennis?
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Overcoming Pressure to Win When you are expected to win, do you still play well or do you become overwhelmed by the pressure to succeed? Does your confidence get shaken when expectations are high? A big part of confidence in tennis is managing emotions and expectations. You would think a high ranking would be a boost to confidence but it … [Read more...] about Can Williams Keep Winning When Others Expect It?
Your Mindset When Playing Higher Ranked Opponents What is your mindset when facing a higher ranked opponent? Are you able to maintain your focus and rise to the occasion or do you become intimidated and overwhelmed by the pressure? Recall a match where you were intimated playing a top-ranked opponent… It’s these moments where you start … [Read more...] about The Mindset of the Underdog in Tennis
Mental Game Strategies to Overcome Adversity How do you respond to adversity on the tennis court? Are you able to bounce back quickly after a bad game and play your best tennis or does adversity hurt your confidence or belief in your abilities? How you respond to adversity is a direct result of your mindset. If you have a negative mindset, when … [Read more...] about Nadal’s Winning Mindset for Coping With Adversity