Mental Toughness to Improve Your First Serve Your first serve is critical and one of your most important weapons in your tennis game. Your first serve sets the tone for the point... Hitting your first serve with pace, spin and placement gets you into your rhythm and ahead at the start of the point. Missing that first serve consistently … [Read more...] about Using Your Mind To Improve Your First Serve Percentage
Archives for February 2015
Pregame Warm-Up Routines The warm-up is important prior to a tennis match. A warm-up gets the blood flowing to the muscles, allows you to get into a rhythm, gets you accustomed to the court conditions. A warm-up also establishes your timing, provides a feeling for your strikes and moves you into your mindset for competing. What are the … [Read more...] about Staying Confident Despite A “Bad” Prematch Warm-Up
Mental Training to Stay Focused At the 2015 Australian Open, Andy Murray suffered one of his biggest psychological meltdowns in his career during the final match... Murray was defeated by Novak Djokovic 7-6, 6-7, 6-3, 6-0 losing 12 of the last 13 games. What happened to the fourth-ranked tennis player in the world? Was Murray out-matched or … [Read more...] about Lessons From Andy Murray’s Mental Meltdown At Australian Open
Improving Your Mental Strength What makes Novak Djokovic the number one player in tennis today? He certainly has all the shots, but what about his mental toughness? Does he just have an incredibly high confidence in his ability? Is he able to battle hard when he’s down in a match? Does he find a way to win when not playing his best … [Read more...] about Do You Have the Mental Strength of Novak Djokovic?