Improving Your Mental Strength What makes Novak Djokovic the number one player in tennis today? He certainly has all the shots, but what about his mental toughness? Does he just have an incredibly high confidence in his ability? Is he able to battle hard when he’s down in a match? Does he find a way to win when not playing his best … [Read more...] about Do You Have the Mental Strength of Novak Djokovic?
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Mentally Preparing For Tough Opponents "I like winning more than I like losing...", Maria Sharapova said during an interview this week at the Australian Open. Not only is Maria Sharapova currently #2 in the world for tennis, she is one of the most mentally tough tennis players on the WTA. This week, she is competing in the Australian Open and is … [Read more...] about How Sharapova Prepares for Difficult Opponents
Composure For In-Match Mistakes Do you beat yourself up after a mistake during a match? Do you it difficult to move on after a mistake on the court? Many tennis players I've worked with on the mental game unravel after mistakes and it can snowball into tanking or giving up altogether. If you get angry with yourself on the court, most likely … [Read more...] about A Better Way To React To Mistakes During A Match
Mental Strategies to Stay Focused Have you ever lost a tennis match after leading by a set or lost a set after being up 4-1? Recall a match where you had a significant lead only to unravel and lose the match... You were probably just playing the game as you built your lead… When you realized you had the lead, that's when you changed your … [Read more...] about How To Maintain Focus When Leading In A Match
Improving Your Tennis Mental Game How would you rate your mental game on the tennis court? Do want to develop a stronger mental game--one that can help improve your consistency on the court? Does your performance vary from match to match despite your physical skills not changing that much? Tennis players I coach on the mental game are … [Read more...] about How To Sharpen Your Mental Game In Tennis
Trusting Your Skills in Matches Do your last few poor performances on the tennis court affect your play during present matches? Do you suffer from a lack of belief or low confidence on the court? Have you ever played a tennis match against a top opponent and had a feeling that you were going to lose even before the match started? Think of … [Read more...] about Do You Suffer From A Lack Of Belief On The Court?
Boosting Match Confidence If you performed with more confidence in tennis matches, what do you think you could achieve? Can you recall a tennis tournament where you wished you had more confidence? Perhaps you have been told you have all the physical tools to accomplish a lot in the sport of tennis... Maybe you have been praised for your … [Read more...] about If You Need More Confidence In Matches, Read This…
Maintaining Confidence in Matches Are you able to find a way to win a tennis match even when you are not "on top" of your game? Are you able to maintain your confidence and composure when not playing your best and keep fighting for a victory? A lot of tennis players feel upset or frustrated when not playing their best tennis. Has this … [Read more...] about How to Keep Fighting Without Your “A” Game
Eugenie Bouchard's Mental Toughness When the tennis match is on the line, do you believe in your ability to perform well on the court? Are you confident that in your tennis skills to play well or win? Superior confidence may be the single most important mental game attribute in tennis. Self-confidence is the belief in your ability to execute … [Read more...] about Mental Game Tips From Eugenie Bouchard
The Importance of Mental Preparation Did you happen to catch the final of the Western & Southern Open Championship between Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic? Federer won his fifth Cincinnati title Sunday, which was a record for this event. What was really interesting, from a mental game perspective, was how flat Novak Djokovic looked in … [Read more...] about Federer Beats Djokovic With Better Mental Preparation