What Happens When Tennis Players Choke? What does it mean to choke in tennis? The term “choke” comes from the concept that you feel like you can’t breathe, or someone is strangling you, when under pressure; a lack of oxygen. But choking has a wider meaning in sports… Choking is when an tennis player, who is talented and motivated to achieve … [Read more...] about Do You Choke in Matches?
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Managing Your Tennis Anxiety Have you ever missed an easy shot in a match and then followed it up with a series of mistakes? Are you afraid that if you make a mistake early in a match that you will implode and play horribly? Many tennis players fear that early mistakes in a match will lead to further mistakes, errors and poor performance. … [Read more...] about Have You Ever Choked During A Match?
The Benefits of Being Mentally Tough Would you characterize yourself as a mentally tough tennis player? Are you able to quickly rebound from adversity or tough situations and raise your level of play? Or do you dwell on your mistakes and choke when under pressure? Many tennis players do not understand the meaning of mental toughness or how to … [Read more...] about Djokovic: The Mental Toughness Advantage
Why Do Players Under Perform? What’s the number one mental game skill tennis players want to learn about? According to my tennis psychology survey, you and other tennis players want to learn how to play as well in matches as you do in practice. I was not surprised... One of my goals as a mental coach is to help you play up to your potential in … [Read more...] about 5 Reasons Tennis Players Choke in Matches
Staying Mentally Tough During Critical Match Points How well does your tennis mental toughness hold up during critical points during matches? During a close match when you need to win an important point, your mental game can determine your success or failure. If you tighten up, worry about losing the game, or attempt to be over aggressive with … [Read more...] about Tennis Mental Toughness and Critical Points
Many tennis players who are perfectionistic about their approach to tennis choke under tournament pressure. Perfectionism can hold them back from reaching their potential because they become tight, anxious, and over-control their performance. Don’t get me wrong. There are some advantages of perfectionism such as having a strong work ethic, … [Read more...] about Does Perfectionism Cause You to Choke?