Improving On-Court Play Using Your Emotions Are emotions good or bad when playing in a tight tennis match? Many tennis players feel they need to play emotionless in order to play at a high level. Playing without emotion is impossible. Every player, and person on the planet for that matter, experiences an emotion every second of the … [Read more...] about Using Positive Emotions to Help Your Tennis Game
Tennis Mental Toughness
Using Your Injury-Timeout To Your Benefit Injuries STINK! It can be devastating when injury strikes, especially when you are coming off a personal best season... or have busted your butt in training... or had a great start to a new season. Withdrawing from a tournament in which you have advanced past the quarterfinals, nagging injuries that … [Read more...] about How to Rebound After an Injury
How to Turn Around a Bad Season Have you ever had a bad year? I mean a year that nothing seemed to go right? Getting wrapped up in 'having a bad year' can drain your confidence. The perception of '‘having a bad year' will create a snowball effect where things seem to go from bad to worse. One such example is the season experienced by Monica … [Read more...] about Do You Talk Yourself into Having a Bad Season?
How to Take Your Relaxed Practice Game to Matches In “Sports Psychology Sessions with Doc,” Dr. Patrick Cohn answers a question from a competitive junior tennis player who wants to perform more freely in matches. Visit Sports Psychology for Athletes at Peaksports.com and click on contact us to submit your mental game question for Dr. Cohn to … [Read more...] about How to Play Freely in Tennis
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
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?
Staying Composed in Matches In tennis, sometimes you win, sometimes your opponent beats you and, other times, you beat yourself. Beating yourself is more than a matter of hitting a few shots long or a double fault here and there... Beating yourself happens when you lose control of your emotions or when you allow frustration to lead to … [Read more...] about Mental Meltdowns on The Tennis Court
Simona Halep's Mental Game of Tennis There are two mental approaches to tennis matches: (1) Focusing on your strengths; or (2) focusing on the strengths of your opponent. When you focus on your strengths, you play with greater confidence and composure. You feel a sense of control because you believe you can score some points if you play your … [Read more...] about Simona Halep’s Mental Keys to Playing Big Servers
Mental Toughness Training Quick fixes... the magic bullet... easy solutions... Every tennis player searches for that one thing that will change his or her game and reap immediate success. Many tennis players dabble in various “magical” methods to have an immediate impact on their game. These tennis players attend tennis clinics, buy … [Read more...] about Djokovic’s Mental Game Keys to Tennis Success