Tennis psychology and lack of motivation and fun may have caused Safina to end her career in tennis. Dinara Safina was on the verge of quitting tennis earlier this year. A few bad losses got her thinking about her game. Safina reflected on her tough start this year: "Really, at the beginning of this year I was so deep in the hole I didn’t know … [Read more...] about Tennis Psychology: Safina Down, Not Out
Your mind game or positive tennis psychology is critical for success in tennis. The most common issue I encounter as a mental game coach and tennis psychology expert is the tennis player who lacks confidence. I'm not talking about the arrogant player that uses intimidation to scare off competition, shouts at officials, or gets into fights with … [Read more...] about Pro Tennis Psychology: Do You Believe?
Traditionally, mental imagery has been used by athletes to mentally practice motor skills outside of regular practice. It can also enhance your ability to perform motor skills in competition by improving focus; helping you make plans and develop strategies; and programming your body to execute tennis shots. Mental imagery and its components … [Read more...] about Mental Imagery Styles in Your Tennis Game
A pre-serve routine can help tennis players improve consistency. A pre-serve routine combines both mental and physical strategies prior to the execution of a task such as a serve or return of serve. The preparatory behaviors of a routine are excellent tools to help you focus on one shot point at a time is extremely useful tool to refocus attention … [Read more...] about The ABC’s of a Tennis Pre-service Routine
Often, we hear from parents who worry about young athletes who are hard on themselves, become easily frustrated, and take disappointment home with them. You’re likely familiar with these types of athletes. They’re perfectionists or athletes who display perfectionistic behaviors. Perfectionistic athletes criticize themselves for making mistakes, … [Read more...] about Parenting Perfectionist Young Tennis Players
Let's face it, some tennis players have mental toughness while others allow their mind to interfere with peak performance on the tennis court. Many tennis players just don’t realize the importance of their mental game strength. What are the top signs your mental game is preventing your from performing to your potential on the tennis … [Read more...] about Top 8 Signs You Need a Better Mental Game