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
- How to Win When You’re Being OutplayedWhen is a tennis match won or lost? The answer is the moment when one player gives up or the last point. Let me explain. Your attitude determines your fight. When you enter a match against a high-ranked opponent and
- How Productive Self-Talk Can Improve Tennis PerformanceHave you ever examined your self-talk? Have you wondered if your self-talk works for you or against you during tennis matches? What you say to yourself matters. When you tell yourself that you are nervous, you will become increasingly agitated.
- The Value of Setting Goals in TennisWhat are YOUR goals for tennis? There is a reason “YOUR” is written in all caps. Tennis players often allow outside sources to influence their career or seasonal goals. For example, your parents may repeatedly talk to you about playing
- How Gauff Wins with Her “B” GameHow confident are you in your ability to win when you are playing without your “A” game? Many players cheat themselves out of victories because they believe they need to be on top of their game to be victorious. There
- How to Work Smarter, Not Harder in Tennis What is the best way for a tennis player to work smarter? Improvement requires time and effort. However, spending more time practicing is not always the most effective strategy to improve play. In terms of physical effort, there is a
- Playing Under Tough ConditionsHow have subpar conditions during past tennis matches affected your mind and performance? Rarely are conditions perfect for competitive matches. Unfavorable weather, poor court conditions, and flat tennis balls are a few challenges you may face during matches. If allowed,
- How to Manage Pressure and Play Peak Tennis During TiebreaksWhat is your focus when you are playing in a tiebreak? While some tennis players play mentally tough throughout tiebreaks, many players unravel. Most of the time, players who lose in highly contested sets beat themselves by unforced errors, double
- 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