Overcoming Mental Game Barriers In this week's tennis psychology podcast eighty-one, mental game of tennis expert, Dr. Patrick Cohn, interviews coach Jeff Moore. During his 23 year career at the University of Texas, Jeff’s Longhorn Women’s Tennis Teams won 2 NCAA Championships, appeared in 2 NCAA finals, advanced to the Final Four 3 times, … [Read more...] about Tennis Podcast: Emotional Toughness With Steve Moore
Performing Aggressively in Tennis Before the U.S Open, ESPN tennis analyst Brad Gilbert stated that “a win in New York gives Rafael Nadal the best season ever by a man.” On September 12, Nadal did just that, becoming the first player since Rod Laver in 1969 to win three consecutive Grand Slam titles. However, winning in New York wasn’t an easy … [Read more...] about Nadal Takes An Aggressive Approach in US Open
Are Early Exits Mental or Physical Errors? Have you watched the action at the U.S. Open? A lot of surprises this year. We've seen some early exits by top seeded players... Are these early exits caused by a poor mental game or physical game? For example, Ana Ivanovic lost to Kateryna Bondarenko of Ukraine in the opening round of the US Open. In … [Read more...] about Early US Open Exits – Mental or Physical?
Trusting Your Skills in Tennis How much practice time do you think about technique and how to hit good shots? In Tennis Confidence video 1, I discussed the “academy mindset” and how young tennis players get trapped into a training mentality, which can lead to choking in matches. This mindset is OK for some of your practice, but not all of … [Read more...] about Trust: Mental Toughness for Tennis Players
Why Do Players Under Perform? What’s the number one mental game skill tennis players want to learn about? According to my tennis psychology survey, you and other tennis players want to learn how to play as well in matches as you do in practice. I was not surprised... One of my goals as a mental coach is to help you play up to your potential in … [Read more...] about 5 Reasons Tennis Players Choke in Matches
Improving Focus in Matches Do you have trouble transferring what you learned from one sport to another? One golfer wanted to know how to transfer what he learned about the mental game of golf to tennis. As long as you understand the mental game demands in tennis, the concepts are very similar... Here’s the new tennis psychology question: “I … [Read more...] about Tennis Psychology and Your Focus in Matches
Emotional Control in Tennis I find that younger players with less tournament experience struggle with their emotional control more so that veteran players on Tour. With maturity and greater mental toughness comes increased emotional and mental control on the court. Even Roger Federer early in his career would lose his composure on the court. … [Read more...] about Federer’s Mental Toughness and Maturity