“Leave it all on the court” Mentality
If you knew you only had one match left to play in your career, how much would you prepare?
What would you do to be your best during that last match? How much effort would you put forth knowing you had only one match left in your tennis career?
Many times, tennis players see matches as just another match. That is a great way to manage stress but it may not be the best way to prepare for a match.
Mediocre play is often the result of a lack of preparation, subpar effort and a lack of focus.
The mentality is that this match doesn’t matter much, so why go all out?
There are many reasons to go all out every match that you play.
- Effort is a major component of confidence and success.
- Effort can help you overcome adversity.
- Effort becomes habit.
- Effort helps you achieve your potential.
When you hold back in a match or are not fully immersed in the match and giving full effort, you are left with regret after the match. After numerous matches where you give less than 100 percent, those regrets will impact how you view the totality of your career.
There is a saying “leave it all on the court”. That saying is a reminder for tennis players to fully go for it… A reminder to stay in the game mentally… A reminder to push past your comfort level… A reminder to play to your potential every set.
When you leave it all on the court each match, you develop a positive habit that produces better and more consistent results that generate feelings of pride, satisfaction and joy.
Imagine how much you could achieve if you left it all out on the court and prepared and played as if it were the last match of your career!
Going all out is the legacy Andy Murray wants to leave behind as he winds down his career. Murray is a former World No. 1 and winner of 45 career titles, including three Grand Slam and two Olympic singles gold medals.
More so than titles, Murray wants to be remembered for his effort.
MURRAY: “I don’t know what [my legacy] will be, but I know that I did give my best to the sport. I tried as hard as I could. I practiced hard. I trained hard. I have tried my best.”
Murray is planning to retire after this year’s Wimbledon due to persistent hip problems.
Despite being knocked out in the first round of the 2019 Australian Open, Murray battled back after being down two sets, ultimately losing the match to Roberto Bautista Agut, 4-6, 4-6, 7-5, 7-6, 2-6.
After the grueling match, Murray talked about his mindset during the match.
MURRAY: “If today was my last match, it was a brilliant way to finish. That’s something that I’ll probably take into consideration, as well. It was an amazing atmosphere. I literally gave everything that I had on the court, fought as best as I could, and performed a lot better than what I should have done without the amount I’ve been able to practice and train. I’d be okay with that being my last match.”
Murray will be remembered as a tough competitor and can look back at his overall career with pride knowing he pushed his limits a large portion of the time thanks to his mentality.
What legacy will you leave behind when you are finished playing tennis?
The Mindset of Going “All Out” Every Single Match:
How do you want to look back on your tennis when you have stopped playing? What do you want your tennis legacy to be?
What would you do differently based on these questions?
How will you change your practice habits or mental game on the court?
Start with small goals you can accomplish so you feel you’re moving in the right direction.
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Are you (or your players) performing up to your ability in competition?
Do you bring your best and most confident game to matches?
I often hear players complain about the following problems when they play in matches…
“I get so tight or tense before matches that I can’t think straight or have any rhythm in my game.”
“I get so frustrated with hitting bad shots or with errors and it snowballs.”
“I expect so much when I play that I unravel and lose confidence when the match does not go as planned.”
“My confidence seems to disappear when I go from practice to matches and I don’t know why.”
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~Mike Withers, dad of Joe Withers
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