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
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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?
Positive Body Language in Tennis All athletes know the importance of positive self-talk. What you say to yourself sets up how you perform in tough moments. If you beat yourself up on the court, that negativity will manifest itself in mistaken-ridden play in matches. While self-talk is critical, athletes communicate how they feel in another … [Read more...] about Nadal on the Importance of Positive Body Language
Staying Positive After Injury Injuries are an unavoidable part in sports... No sport is exempt from the injury bug, including tennis... Tennis elbow, back strains, Rotator cuff issues, ankle sprains and patellar tendonitis are common injuries experienced by many players. Some of these injuries will prevent you from playing tennis for short … [Read more...] about How to Bounce Back Stronger After Injury
Letting Go of Mistakes on The Court In “Sports Psychology Sessions with Doc,” Dr. Patrick Cohn answers a question from a tennis player who frequently gets mad at herself and her game on the court. Visit Sports Psychology for Athletes at Peaksports.com and click on contact us to submit your mental game question for Dr. Cohn to answer in his … [Read more...] about How to Let Go of Errors in Tennis
Using a Growth Mindset to Improve Your Game In tennis, you can’t expect perfection... Actually, you can’t even attain perfection--it's just not possible. Despite that well known fact, some tennis players are too focused on hitting perfect shots and not missing. Think of that proposition for a minute... Some tennis players think if they are … [Read more...] about How Perfectionism Hurts Your Mindset for Tennis
Focusing on The Process in Tennis "It’s about the process... Trust the process!" How many times have you heard that phrase spoken by a member of a professional sports team organization? When a tennis player talks about "the process," they are talking about committing to their plan for continuous daily improvement. These tennis players know … [Read more...] about The Best Way to Improve Your Tennis Game
How to Manage Your Nerves in Matches Do you get nervous before a tennis match? Well good, you should have some level of excitement prior to playing. Too many tennis players feel they must be fully relaxed in order to play their best tennis. But not every tennis player needs to be relaxed... In fact, when you are buying into I-must-be myth, … [Read more...] about Do You Feel Nervous Before a Tennis Match?