Mental Strategies to Control Your Emotions in Matches Do your emotions get the best of you during a match especially when not hitting shots like you normally do? Do find it hard to recover after a bad call or lost point due to frustration or anger? Negative emotions eat up your mental energy and can drain your strength that is needed later … [Read more...] about Use A Prepoint Routine To Stay In Control
PreMatch Mental Warm-Ups How many times have you had a bad warm-up prior to a tennis match and felt doomed to play poorly? Think back to a warm-up where you miss-hit shots and lost your confidence… You may have told yourself something along the lines of, “I can’t touch my opponent’s serve, it is wicked fast,” “I don’t have it today” or “I … [Read more...] about Warm Up Your Mind, Not Just Your Body For Tennis Matches
Developing a Preshot Routine Do you have any superstitions regarding your tennis play? Do you have a prematch routine you follow before tennis matches? Do you know the difference between superstitions and prematch routines? In the world of tennis, players engage in various rituals, routines and superstitions. Often these terms are used … [Read more...] about Do Tennis Players Benefit From Superstitions Or Routines?
Improving Your Mental Game Between Points Welcome to session number sixty 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: Mental Game of Collegiate Tennis
Do you need a mental game tune up or complete overhaul? Today, I'll explain how you know this. A powerful mental game is critical to your success on the court.... In fact, many of the top players in the world believe that a strong mental game allows their physical talent to prosper: "Confidence means a lot. It's a very mental game. So if … [Read more...] about Mental Game of Tennis Tune Up or Overhaul?
Mental Focus For Serving How many times have you stepped up to the service line without a target or type of serve in your mind? Maybe you were frustrated with your play on the prior point and rushed through your service routine. Or maybe you were too worried about losing the game or set that you forgot to focus on the current serve. Likewise … [Read more...] about Tennis Mind Game: A Clear Mind for Serving
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
A pre-serve routine can help tennis players improve consistency. A pre-serve routine combines both mental and physical strategies prior to the execution of a task such as a serve or return of serve. The preparatory behaviors of a routine are excellent tools to help you focus on one shot point at a time is extremely useful tool to refocus attention … [Read more...] about The ABC’s of a Tennis Pre-service Routine