Does Confidence Waver During Matches?

Helping Young Tennis Players with Confidence

In this episode, Dr. Cohn answers a question from a reader about helping his young athlete with fragile confidence. Here is the question of the week:

ELVIS: I am a parent of an 8-year-old daughter, who makes a lot of unforced errors. I train her myself, even though I do not have formal tennis education. Last game, a junior’s semifinal, she made 10 unforced errors within 10 points overall (10-7 overall score for her opponent). I wonder if there is any chance for these mentally fragile kids to succeed and became champions eventually based on your experience?

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Tennis Confidence 2.0: Mental Game Strategies

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Tennis Confidence: Mental Game Strategies for Tournament Players” is an audio and workbook program to help tennis players, coaches, and instructors improve the mental game of tennis is just 10 easy to learn sessions. Tennis Confidence: Mental Game Strategies for Tournament Players Audio and Workbook program is ideal for any junior, collegiate, and tour professional player. Tennis coaches and instructors would also be wise to teach the strategies “Tennis Confidence.”

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