Improving On-Court Play Using Your Emotions Are emotions good or bad when playing in a tight tennis match? Many tennis players feel they need to play emotionless in order to play at a high level. Playing without emotion is impossible. Every player, and person on the planet for that matter, experiences an emotion every second of the … [Read more...] about Using Positive Emotions to Help Your Tennis Game
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Staying Confident When Playing Opponents Ranked Higher Do you get anxious when going up against top ranked opponents? Does your anxiety overwhelm you and cause you to play well below your capabilities? When playing against higher ranked opponents, you might notice several issues at play that affect your performance: (You can remember these … [Read more...] about Your Mindset for Playing Higher Ranked Opponents
Using Your Injury-Timeout To Your Benefit Injuries STINK! It can be devastating when injury strikes, especially when you are coming off a personal best season... or have busted your butt in training... or had a great start to a new season. Withdrawing from a tournament in which you have advanced past the quarterfinals, nagging injuries that … [Read more...] about How to Rebound After an Injury
How to Turn Around a Bad Season Have you ever had a bad year? I mean a year that nothing seemed to go right? Getting wrapped up in 'having a bad year' can drain your confidence. The perception of '‘having a bad year' will create a snowball effect where things seem to go from bad to worse. One such example is the season experienced by Monica … [Read more...] about Do You Talk Yourself into Having a Bad Season?
What is Your Mindset For New Matches? What is your mindset to a new tournament or even a new match? Does your approach change if you won your last match? How about if you lost your last match, is your approach different? A new match is a brand new opportunity to excel, another unique challenge and a chance to start over. Unfortunately, that … [Read more...] about Starting Every Tennis Match with The Right Mindset
How to Take Your Relaxed Practice Game to Matches In “Sports Psychology Sessions with Doc,” Dr. Patrick Cohn answers a question from a competitive junior tennis player who wants to perform more freely in matches. Visit Sports Psychology for Athletes at Peaksports.com and click on contact us to submit your mental game question for Dr. Cohn to … [Read more...] about How to Play Freely in Tennis
What Are Your Goals in Tennis? What is your goal? What do you want to accomplish? What place to do want to arrive at by the end of the season? These are questions that every tennis player should mull around in their minds. The reality is that tennis players find themselves at different points along the goal setting continuum. Some … [Read more...] about How Top Tennis Players Use Goals to Improve Play
Mental Skills to Improve On-Court Behavior in Tennis In “Sports Psychology Sessions with Doc,” Dr. Patrick Cohn answers a question from a sports parent who doesn't know what to do with her 10 year old tennis player when he gets upset on the tennis court. Visit Sports Psychology for Athletes at Peaksports.com and click on contact us to submit … [Read more...] about Helping Tennis Players Who Get Frustrated and Tank
How Do You Improve Mental Toughness in Tennis? What does success in tennis require? Of course, success requires physical practice and technical skills but that is not enough. Tennis is more than being quick, having a strong aerobic capacity and having good strokes. Throughout the course of your tennis training and competitive career, you … [Read more...] about ‘My Game is My Mental Toughness’ Says Serena Williams
Mental Training to Improve Tennis Performance What’s the one thing holding you back from peak performance on the court? If you were to ask a tennis player after a bad match as to the reason for their performance, rarely does that player talk about their technique. Most tennis players attribute bad performances to some mental factor: "I … [Read more...] about Why Are These Pros Using Mental Game Coaches?