In this week’s tennis psychology podcast, mental game of tennis expert, Dr. Patrick Cohn answers:
A question from a tennis parent whose player is tense when she is at the service line. She wants to know how help her daughter serve more relaxed.
Dr. Cohn gives mental game tips on how to improve confidence in tennis.
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“This is a very important part of the instruction I do, teaching athletes pre-service routines and also pre-return of service routines as well. I find when I’m working with my students on routines, I’ll ask them to describe what they are doing in their service routine. The answer I typically get is, ‘I get on the service line, I bounce the ball three times, I toss the ball and I hit the serve.’
Certainly that’s a routine, but those are the physical components of the routine. Meaning you have to do those to execute a serve. But hardly ever do I hear an athlete talk about the mental component of the routine.
So for me, consistent performance comes from consistent mental and physical preparation. Just having a physical routine, tennis players can do that in their sleep. What I teach athletes is, ‘Hey, look, that’s the easy part. What you really need to do is have a mental routine.’ “
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