Your Mindset For Beating Higher Ranked Players Competing against tough competition requires mental toughness... When competing against top competition, your opponent may be more skilled than you, but if you have more mental toughness, you can even the match court. Many tennis players lose the match even before they step on the court because … [Read more...] about Naomi Osaka’s Winning Mindset
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Staying Aggressive to Grind Out a Match Not having your "A" game may seem like a guaranteed loss. Think of a time when you didn’t have your “A” game or were off your game... At some point in the first set, you just knew you were off... You found it difficult to place your serve... You felt slow reacting to volleys... You had no … [Read more...] about How to Win Ugly in Tennis When Your A-Game is Lost
How to Comeback From a Layoff With Confidence Layoffs are inevitable in the sport of tennis if you play long enough. Nagging injuries, season-ending injuries, illness and personal issues are some of the causes of layoffs in your athletic career. The duration of the layoff affects both your physical and mental readiness to return to your … [Read more...] about Get Mentally Fit for Tennis After a Layoff
Developing a Mission Statement in Tennis What is your ultimate mission as an athlete? What is your overall principle that guides your efforts as a tennis player? Many tennis players have never thought of creating a mission statement. A mission statement is a formal summary of your aims and values as an athlete. What kind of athlete do you want … [Read more...] about What’s Your Mission in Tennis?
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
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