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
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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?
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