Does Your Internal Chatter Distract You During Points?
In this week’s tennis psychology podcast, mental game of tennis expert, Dr. Patrick Cohn answers a question from Ed, who is struggling with internal chatter.
Here’s the question I received from Ed:
“I can’t stop the internal chatter and as a result I don’t stay focused on the ball. I look away from the ball just before contact.”
COHN: “What’s the chatter about?”
“I find myself talking about what I should have done on the last point and what I need to do on the next point and then I’m not ready for the next point.”
Dr. Cohn gives mental game tips on how to stop overthinking the previous and the next point in a tennis match.
Listen to this week’s tennis psychology podcast to learn how to improve your performance in tennis and other mental game barriers that limit your performance.
COHN: “This is common problem for tennis players in that they are overthinking what just happening to them in the prior point. I call that dwelling. And over analyzing what you need to do on the next point isn’t going to help you perform your peak performance either.”
Listen to the audio below to hear how Dr. Cohn would address this issue:
Related Tennis Psychology Articles:
- Mindset for Closing out a Match
- Jelena Ostapenko: Trusting Your Strokes
- How To Overcome a Slump And Return To Optimal Play
- Download our a FREE Tennis Psychology Report
Improve Your Mental Game for Tennis
Tennis Confidence 2.0
“Tennis Confidence: Mental Game Strategies for Tournament Players” is Dr. Cohn’s program to help tennis players, coaches, and instructors improve the mental game of tennis is just 8 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 in “Tennis Confidence 2.0.”
Tennis Confidence is a complete mental training program developed Dr. Cohn. You learn the same strategies Dr. Cohn teaches his personal students to help them improve mental toughness and consistency – from managing unrealistic expectations to coping with perfectionism.