Improving Composure After Missed Points
In this week’s tennis psychology podcast, mental game of tennis expert, Dr. Patrick Cohn answers a question from Paulina, who is a tennis mom.
Here’s the question I received from Paulina:
“My son is 11 years old and he is a good player and has good technique. He’s agile and passionate about tennis. The problem is that he gets upset when he loses a point and if he starts losing games he tends to give up. What can I do to help him improve this behavior?”
Dr. Cohn gives mental game tips on how to stay composed and come back from lost points in tennis.
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COHN: “This is super common with young tennis juniors who are super competitive in the sport and have high expectations for their performance. From what you told me it shows that he’s focused on the outcome, focused on his ranking, and focused on winning.”
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