How To Handle Prematch Jitters Most tennis players feel “jitters” or nervousness before match play. You can feel prematch jitters or nerves in many ways such as a pounding heart rate, sweaty palms, tightness in your shoulders or dry mouth. These physical symptoms are often a normal reaction by your body. They are the body’s way to prepare for the … [Read more...] about How to Cope with Prematch Anxiety or Nerves
Tennis Mental Game
Improving Your Technique in Tennis Welcome to session number 13 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 tennis psychology … [Read more...] about Tennis Podcast: Mental Game and Technique
Playing in Adverse Weather Conditions Mardy Fish captured his third ATP title beating Evgeny Korolev 7-5, 6-3 at the Delray Beach International Championships on Sunday. In the past, Fish struggled to come home with the win when he got the to the finals. Fish has reached 10 finals in his tennis career, winning just three titles. But, Fish was … [Read more...] about Mardy Fish Wins Ugly to Capture Third Title
Why Do Players Under Perform in Matches? Do you play like a star in practice or practice matches, but then under perform in competition due to a lack of confidence or poor focus? In my new tennis confidence video series, I'll discuss: The top five mental game reasons tennis players under perform in matches compared to practice. In today's … [Read more...] about Why Do Players Perform Better in Practice?
How Can Federer Improve His Mental Game? What’s a better mindset for Federer that will help him win again against Nadal after his demoralizing, heartfelt loses in the Australian Open? I’m revisiting the psychology of tennis lessons we learned from the Australian Open finals. The momentum shifts of a final match, such as Federer and Nadal in the … [Read more...] about 5 Tips to Improve Federer’s Mental Game
Overcoming Mistakes in Tennis Many tennis players lose confidence after making mistakes.. In this week's tennis psychology session, you'll learn: How to bounce back quickly after mistakes. Dr. Cohn teaches you the mental keys to stay confident after mistakes. You'll have to accept mistakes and move onto the next point. The Tennis … [Read more...] about Tennis Podcast: Staying Confident After Errors
Grinding Out a Comeback in Matches Jelena Dokic returned to the professional circuit with a bold statement. Even though Dokic’s ranking slipped to 187 and she hasn’t played the main draw of a Grand Slam since 2006, Dokic showed no signs of mental weakness. Dokic grinded out three tough wins to mark her unbelievable comeback. Recently, Dokic … [Read more...] about Dokic’s Mental Toughness Sparks Comeback
Taking Practice Confidence to Matches Do you play tennis with a ton of confidence in practice, but have trouble taking your practice game to matches? If so, you are not alone. Many of my players are more comfortable in their practice routines than in matches. They lose trust in their strokes that worked well in practice. I recently … [Read more...] about Tennis Confidence vs. Match Confidence
Improving Your Mental Game Victoria Azarenka won her first WTA singles title beating Marion Bartoli in straight sets at the Brisbane International tournament. An improved mental game of tennis helps her earn first victory. Azarenka reached four finals in her career, all of which she lost. However, Azarenka was able to bounce back after her … [Read more...] about Azarenka: Better Mental Game Gets 1st Win
Explaining Tennis Psychology When talking about sports psychology for tennis players, I am referring to your so-called mental game or inner game of tennis. What is the mental game of inner game of tennis? Simply, how you think and react emotionally on the tennis court. I’m sure you have heard the concept about mental preparation? Tennis … [Read more...] about Tennis Podcast: What is Tennis Psychology?