Overcoming External Challenges Tennis is a sport of many challenges: Playing Conditions (playing surfaces, weather, wind) Physical Demands (fatigue, muscle soreness, cramps) Mental challenges (coping with emotions, maintaining focus, dealing with bad line calls) In order to play optimally in tennis matches, you must face challenges … [Read more...] about “Bring It On” – Embracing Challenges in Tennis
Archives for April 2015
Embracing Constructive Criticism Constructive feedback is essential to rise through the ranks and improve your tennis game. Feedback from your coach provides useful information, not only about your performance in a match, but how to perform better in future tennis matches. Feedback allows you to understand: Your successes in the match … [Read more...] about How To Apply Your Tennis Coach’s Feedback
Improving Your Tennis Mindset Remember when you first started playing competitive tennis? In the beginning you weren’t very skilled and there were plenty of other players better than you. But that didn’t bother you... every match you played, you fought tooth and nail to win each point. The challenges of the game were exciting and you enjoyed … [Read more...] about Developing The Mindset Of Champion Tennis Players
Does Your Player Become Nervous When In The Lead? In this week's tennis psychology podcast, mental game of tennis expert, Dr. Patrick Cohn answers: A question from a tennis instructor whose player has difficulty when up in a match. When he is up 3-Love or 4-Love, he becomes nervous and the other team will mount a charge to come back. Dr. … [Read more...] about Tennis Podcast: Staying Composed When in The Lead
Mental Toughness to Fight Fatigue Have you ever been so tired during the end of a tennis match that your game suffered? Fatigue happens in competitive tennis due to the long duration of some matches. Fatigue affects players of all levels, including WTA, ATP or USTA players. Fatigue is not only physically draining but also emotionally and … [Read more...] about How To Overcome Fatigue And Finish Strong
Playing Difficult Tennis Opponents In this week's tennis psychology podcast, mental game of tennis expert, Dr. Patrick Cohn answers: A question from a tennis parent whose player has difficulty playing against serious or "unfair" competitors. Dr. Cohn gives mental game tips on how to improve confidence in tennis. Listen to this month's … [Read more...] about Tennis Podcast: Does Your Player Tank With Unfair Competitors?