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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Using a Growth Mindset to Improve Your Game In tennis, you can’t expect perfection... Actually, you can’t even attain perfection--it's just not possible. Despite that well known fact, some tennis players are too focused on hitting perfect shots and not missing. Think of that proposition for a minute... Some tennis players think if they are … [Read more...] about How Perfectionism Hurts Your Mindset for Tennis
How to Overcome Perfectionism in Tennis In "Sessions with Doc," Dr. Patrick Cohn answers your sports psychology and mental training questions about managing perfectionism in athletes. Visit Peaksports.com and click on contact us to submit your question for Dr. Cohn to answer in his mental game videocast or podcast. Here's the question Dr. Cohn … [Read more...] about How To Overcome Perfectionism In Athletes
Does Your Tennis Player Need Help With Composure? In this week's tennis psychology podcast, mental game of tennis expert, Dr. Patrick Cohn answers: A question from a tennis parent whose daughter gets emotionally upset during matches and blames poor play on changes that were made during practice. Dr. Cohn gives mental game tips on how to improve … [Read more...] about Tennis Podcast: Helping Young Players With Composure
Overcoming Frustration When Learning New Strokes In this week's tennis psychology podcast, mental game of tennis expert, Dr. Patrick Cohn interviews Florian Meier, a high performance tennis coach and founder of www.onlinetennisinstruction.com. Dr. Cohn and Florian answer a question from a tennis parent: "During practice, my daughter gets … [Read more...] about Tennis Podcast: Do You Get Frustrated When You Can’t Master a Stroke?
How To Handle Perfectionist Players In this week's tennis psychology podcast, mental game of tennis expert, Dr. Patrick Cohn answers a question from a tennis coach who says: "Many tennis players are perfectionists, a lot of times the coach cannot identify this mental game problem of the player. I don’t know how to help players overcome this … [Read more...] about Tennis Podcast: How To Coach a Perfectionist in Tennis
Signs of Perfectionism in Tennis Perfectionist tennis kids can often make tennis too complex. They can be over-analytical about their own performance, think too much, and worry too much about fixing mistakes. All of these mindsets cause tennis players to lose confidence and under-perform in matches even though they may look like stars in … [Read more...] about 6 Signs of Perfectionist Tennis Kids
How Does Perfectionism Effect Success? Perfectionism in tennis and fear of failure are closely linked. In this video I discuss: How perfectionism and fear of failure can hurt young athletes success and enjoyment in sports. Learn how perfectionism affects young athletes' practice and their mindset in competition. Tennis parents can learn … [Read more...] about Perfectionism in Tennis and Fear of Failure