Osaka's Inner Peace Helps Her Win Australian Open Do your emotions rage out of control during tennis matches? Do you find it difficult to play well when you're upset or frustrated? Frustration, anger, resignation, sadness and anxiety are normal emotions. People experience these emotions in everyday life. For example, being stuck in traffic and … [Read more...] about How Naomi Osaka Manages Emotions in Matches
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How to Cope With Cheaters on The Court Do you struggle with your emotions and focus when you are playing an opponent who is clearly cheating? Here’s a recent question I received from one of our readers: "How do you manage an annoying opponent; a cheater or a player who does things to disturb the opponent? And it’s not always easy to deal with … [Read more...] about Dealing with Cheaters During a Tennis Match
Staying Confident When Playing Opponents Ranked Higher Do you get anxious when going up against top ranked opponents? Does your anxiety overwhelm you and cause you to play well below your capabilities? When playing against higher ranked opponents, you might notice several issues at play that affect your performance: (You can remember these … [Read more...] about Your Mindset for Playing Higher Ranked Opponents
Letting Go of Mistakes on The Court In “Sports Psychology Sessions with Doc,” Dr. Patrick Cohn answers a question from a tennis player who frequently gets mad at herself and her game on the court. Visit Sports Psychology for Athletes at Peaksports.com and click on contact us to submit your mental game question for Dr. Cohn to answer in his … [Read more...] about How to Let Go of Errors in Tennis
How to Manage Your Nerves in Matches Do you get nervous before a tennis match? Well good, you should have some level of excitement prior to playing. Too many tennis players feel they must be fully relaxed in order to play their best tennis. But not every tennis player needs to be relaxed... In fact, when you are buying into I-must-be myth, … [Read more...] about Do You Feel Nervous Before a Tennis Match?
Helping Young Tennis Players With Composure In “Sports Psychology Sessions with Doc,” Dr. Patrick Cohn answers a question from a sports parent that doesn't know how to help her young tennis player control his emotions on the court. Visit Sports Psychology for Athletes at Peaksports.com and click on contact us to submit your mental game question … [Read more...] about Mental Training For Tennis Juniors
Living up to Others Expectations Why do some very talented athletes never seem to live up to their potential? Do you feel that you have more to achieve in tennis but are consistently under-performing? Many talented, skillful and physically gifted tennis players fail to reach the pinnacle of their sport. These talented tennis players often … [Read more...] about Nick Kyrgios Falls Short of His Potential
How To Handle Your Emotions During a Tennis Match Do you respond to bad calls, mistakes and missed scoring chances with verbal outbursts or by smashing your racquet? You have probably been told by your parents or your coach that your emotional control is the reason you have lost some matches that you should have won. Your coach probably even … [Read more...] about Why Kyrgios Has On-Court Outbursts
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 … [Read more...] about Bouncing Back From Missed Points
Are You Read For Mental Training? In this week’s tennis psychology podcast, mental game of tennis expert, Dr. Patrick Cohn answers: A question from a tennis coach who has a student that is 4 years old and wants to know if she can start mental training. She is an advanced tennis player but when things get difficult she breaks down. Dr. Cohn … [Read more...] about Tennis Podcast: When Can Players Start Mental Training?