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
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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?
What Happens When Tennis Players Choke? What does it mean to choke in tennis? The term “choke” comes from the concept that you feel like you can’t breathe, or someone is strangling you, when under pressure; a lack of oxygen. But choking has a wider meaning in sports… Choking is when an tennis player, who is talented and motivated to achieve … [Read more...] about Do You Choke in Matches?
Playing Confident Tennis Under Pressure A tournament is a tournament... A match is a match, no matter if you are playing the best player in the world... Or are playing in a final... Or are playing in front of your entire friends and family... Or would move up in the rankings if you were to win... Or are playing in the biggest … [Read more...] about Playing Great Tennis When It’s More Important to You
Helping Young Tennis Players With Composure In “Sports Psychology Sessions with Doc,” Dr. Patrick Cohn answers a question from a sports parent that doesn't know how to help her young tennis player control his emotions on the court. Visit Sports Psychology for Athletes at Peaksports.com and click on contact us to submit your mental game question … [Read more...] about Mental Training For Tennis Juniors
How to Trust Your Tennis Game Trust in your skills is a must for your tennis game... Trust in your conditioning... Trust in your ability to tough out challenging circumstances... Trust in your ability to compete against strong competition... Trust in your ability to make shots with over thinking. Trusting your strokes allows you to remain … [Read more...] about Jelena Ostapenko: Trusting Your Strokes
How to Focus Well Under Match Pressure Tennis players know that focus is important to playing the game. The one-point-at-a-time mantra is chanted by every coach and top-ranked player. Focusing is the mental game skill that brings your talent to light and allows you to play to the best of your abilities. Let’s examine focusing and, in … [Read more...] about How Tennis Players Can Focus Better Under Pressure
Managing Your Pressure in Tennis Winning often raises the bar for tennis players. With increased success on the court, expectations also increase. The sentiment is often, "Well, you won it last year, so you will play at the same level or even better." You are expected to win matches from the previous year and win the same tournaments. The … [Read more...] about How to Play Winning Tennis Without Pressure
Mental Strategies to Battle For Each Point in Tennis Tennis is a sport totally tied to statistics... win-loss records, tournaments won, serve percentages, rankings, return percentage, total points won-lost, number of unforced errors and winners, etc. Results and stats matter to tennis players. Unfortunately, tennis players can get trapped into … [Read more...] about Alexander Zverev’s Mental Keys For Tennis