How to Beat Idols in Tennis How do you win a “best of 3” match in tennis? That seems like a relatively easy answer… win two sets. While, ultimately, that is true, there is much more to it. There is a huge problem with the “I-have-to-win-two-sets” mindset. This mindset creates self-generated obstacles, such as, pressure, distraction and … [Read more...] about Halep’s Mental Game Keys to Winning Tennis
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The Mental Aspect of Closing Out a Tennis Match Closing out a match for the win is as much mental as it is physical. Many aspects of your mental game play a greater role towards the end of a match: Tiredness – Being tired during a match sets off a host of possible distractions as you try to close out a match. It can be challenging to … [Read more...] about Federer vs Nadal: Closing Out a Tennis Match
How Pressure Impacted Osaka and Stephens Fear can hold back a tennis player from their potential. When thinking about fear, most tennis players think of the fear of failure. Fear of failure is when you worry about making mistakes, losing, embarrassing yourself or what others may think about you if you don’t perform up to a certain … [Read more...] about Do Both Osaka and Stephens Have Fear of Success?
Cori Gauff Copes with Pressure at Wimdbleon to Beat Venus Williams 15-year-old tennis star Cori Gauff is making major headlines after defeating Venus Williams in the first round of Wimbledon. Gauff was ranked 313th in the world before being given the wild card entry to the qualifying tournament. Now now she’s making sure the Wimbledon … [Read more...] about Gauff Normalizes the Pressure at Wimbledon
“Leave it all on the court” Mentality If you knew you only had one match left to play in your career, how much would you prepare? What would you do to be your best during that last match? How much effort would you put forth knowing you had only one match left in your tennis career? Many times, tennis players see matches as just another … [Read more...] about How Murray Goes All Out Every Tennis Match