What is The Cause of Mental Errors?
Many players have written me to help them improve their concentration on the court.
They say things such as:
- “I make an unforced error and lose my focus.”
- “I can’t concentration when I’m down in the match.”
- “I drop a couple games because I lack of focus at the start of match.”
- “I’m missing easy shots because I get distracted.”
What’s wrong with all these scenarios?
Most players (and coaches) often assume that a lack of focus is the culprit for their mental mistakes on the court!
But I disagree. In most cases, concentration errors are usually triggered by another mental game no-no…
Here’s the proof:
- Frustration causes a lack of focus because you are upset with something that just happened and can’t focus in the present.
- Lack of motivation or intensity cause poor focus because you are not up enough to focus at your peak.
- Tension, anxiety, or fear can reap your power to concentrate early in the match when not confident.
- A lack of trust in your strokes can lead to missing easy shots and you assume that you just didn’t focus enough.
Too many times I see players assume their concentration is causing mistakes. In reality, a poor focus results from other things such as frustration, lack of confidence, and low trust in your strokes.
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