Do You Choke in Tournaments? In this week's tennis psychology podcast, mental game of tennis expert, Dr. Patrick Cohn answers a question from a sports parent whose daughter performs well in practice, but chokes in tournaments. He wants to know which tennis psychology audio/workbook program would help her. Listen to this month's tennis … [Read more...] about Tennis Podcast: Bring Confidence To Tournaments
Overcoming Fear of Failure In this week's tennis psychology podcast, mental game of tennis expert, Dr. Patrick Cohn, author of Tennis Confidence: Mental Toughness for Tournament Players, answers a question from a tennis player who has a fear of letting himself down. His fears distract him from performing and cause unforced errors. Listen to … [Read more...] about Tennis Podcast: Fear of Failure in Tennis
Was Murray Nervous to Play Federer? Was too much read into his comments? Did he really psych out Murray with his comments? Did Murray play tight in the first set? Based on Murray's first serve percent in the first set, you can conclude he played tight and controlled the first two sets. Although Murray would not admit he was nervous the first … [Read more...] about Did Federer Psych Out Murray?
Playing Opponents With Confidence Welcome to session number twenty seven of The Tennis Psychology Podcast. Dr. Patrick Cohn at Sports Psychology for Tennis, is a mental game of tennis expert and helps tournament players, tennis coaches and parents improve confidence, focus, and composure using sports psychology strategies. In this week's … [Read more...] about Tennis Podcast: Fear of Your Opponents
Comparing Rankings Creates Expectations After working with several junior tennis players on their mental game, I’ve noticed that players limit their success when they focus on opponent rankings or tournament seeding. As you might already know, comparing your tennis skills to an opponent is a mental game no-no in my book. When you make … [Read more...] about Don’t Compare Your Ranking to Opponent’s
Intimidation is a huge mental game obstacle for tennis juniors. It starts when you compare yourself to your opponent before a match. Many tennis players worry about the skills or ranking of their opponent, which causes them to feel inferior or lose confidence in ability to win. What do you think about when you are intimidated? Do you feel … [Read more...] about Does Intimidation Hurt Your Tennis Game?