Regaining Focus in Matches Tennis psychology expert, Dr. Patrick Cohn of Peak Performance Sports, LLC answers a mental game of tennis question from a tennis player, in his new video series titled, "Ask Doc." This tennis player wants to know regain concentration after its lost in the middle of a match and perform his best. Find out how not to … [Read more...] about How to Regain Your Concentration
How to Cope With Frustration And Mistakes Frustrated parents and coaches of young athletes contact us everyday about their kids' inability to handle mistakes or cope with imperfection in sports. As a matter of fact, 43% of sports parents and coaches we surveyed agreed that: Kids struggle to let go and stay composed after mistakes. For this … [Read more...] about Help Tennis Juniors Cope With Mistakes
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?
Signs of Perfectionism in Tennis Perfectionist tennis kids can often make tennis too complex. They can be over-analytical about their own performance, think too much, and worry too much about fixing mistakes. All of these mindsets cause tennis players to lose confidence and under-perform in matches even though they may look like stars in … [Read more...] about 6 Signs of Perfectionist Tennis Kids
How Does Perfectionism Effect Success? Perfectionism in tennis and fear of failure are closely linked. In this video I discuss: How perfectionism and fear of failure can hurt young athletes success and enjoyment in sports. Learn how perfectionism affects young athletes' practice and their mindset in competition. Tennis parents can learn … [Read more...] about Perfectionism in Tennis and Fear of Failure
Helping Young Players Remember Mental Game Lessons I like the following tennis psychology video for two reasons... Coach Dinoffer talks about how competitive juniors can improve their mental game of tennis by using on-court reminds to be positive, smile, and play one point at a time. It is a great idea to help your tennis kids remember the … [Read more...] about Tennis Psychology Video for Junior Players
Staying Confident During Tough Matches On the psychology of tennis, Agassi says your opponent has to react to what you do on the court. You have to find a way to impose your will over your opponent. You have to find your way to impose your will, but it's not easy, according to Agassi. Either way you have to keep it simple - tennis is a simple … [Read more...] about Agassi: Tennis Confidence in Tough Times
The Mental Keys to Success In this short video, US Open winner Roger Federer discusses the three keys to success in tennis: Conditioning Mental toughness or mental strength Tennis skill He says you need a lot of these three components to be successful in tennis. If any one of these components is missing in your game, you are not … [Read more...] about Federer: Mental Strength Key to Success