How to Manage Your Expectations on The Tennis Court When you lose your cool on the tennis court, do you give up, thank or start pushing the ball? In this week's tennis psychology podcast, mental game of tennis expert, Dr. Patrick Cohn answers a question from Sarah who needs help managing her expectations. Here's what Sarah had to say about her … [Read more...] about What’s The Challenge With Perfectionism?
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Managing Your Pressure in Tennis Winning often raises the bar for tennis players. With increased success on the court, expectations also increase. The sentiment is often, "Well, you won it last year, so you will play at the same level or even better." You are expected to win matches from the previous year and win the same tournaments. The … [Read more...] about How to Play Winning Tennis Without Pressure
Living Up To High Expectations For Talented Tennis Players Living up to the expectations of others has never helped a tennis player rise to the top. When coaches and parents tell you that you are “naturally-gifted” and can be the next Nadal, Serena or Federer, it can cause you to feel a tremendous amount of pressure. While these outside … [Read more...] about Talented Players And High Expectations
Overcoming Expectations to Win In an astonishing upset in this year’s US Open, No. 43 ranked Roberta Vinci defeated No. 1 Serena Williams in the Semifinals. Although the victory seemed to be something as of a miracle to those viewing, sports psychology suggests a greater reason behind the win. Entering her match with Williams, Vinci had no … [Read more...] about Vinci Overcomes Expectations to Win