Using Sports Psychologists to Improve Mental Toughness Mental toughness is considered by many tennis players as the single most important asset for peak performance. Mental toughness helps tennis players in all aspects of their game. Tough competitive circumstances call for mentally tough athletes to navigate their way to success. So what … [Read more...] about WTA Pros Who Benefit from Mental Coaching
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Get Through Performance Slumps In Tennis Tennis can be a long, demanding journey filled with a lot of ups and downs... When things are going well, it's easy to be excited about playing matches. Sometimes, when you are playing at your peak, you neglect to realize there will be tough times at some point. You fall into the trap of expecting … [Read more...] about How to Cope with Slumps in Tennis
Mental Toughness Training Quick fixes... the magic bullet... easy solutions... Every tennis player searches for that one thing that will change his or her game and reap immediate success. Many tennis players dabble in various “magical” methods to have an immediate impact on their game. These tennis players attend tennis clinics, buy … [Read more...] about Djokovic’s Mental Game Keys to Tennis Success
Maintain Emotional Control During Big Tennis Matches Maintaining composure and managing on-court emotions are necessary for optimal performance and enjoying the game of tennis. Managing emotions doesn't mean you won’t get angry after a bad line call or a double fault. Emotions are a part of any competitive experience. Composure just means … [Read more...] about Tennis Players Who Have Mental Meltdowns
Wawrinka Wins Ugly At The 2015 Dubai Tennis Championship Winning ugly is still winning, but to win you first must stay in the game mentally to give yourself a chance. A lot of tennis players make a huge mistake when they are down early in a match... They make the faulty assumption that because they are not playing their best tennis they cannot … [Read more...] about Winning Ugly When Not Playing Your Best
Believe In The Process There’s an old expression, “Seeing is believing.” This saying states that you need to see something before you can accept that it exists or can happen. There is a fundamental problem with this saying… How can you believe you can accomplish something if you never had achieved that result before? For example, if you … [Read more...] about Kerber’s Mental Game Keys to Success in Tennis
Tsonga's Mental Game Strategies To Stay Focused Crowds in tennis are, most of the time courteous and respectful to the players engaged in the match. Unfortunately, most of the time does not mean all of the time. At some point in your tennis play, you will have to deal with crowd outbursts, excessive cheering and rude interruptions from … [Read more...] about How to Refocus When Distracted
What Are The Tennis Yips? One of the most common anxiety-based issues athletes face are the yips. The yips can be seen across many different sports, but they also happen in the game of tennis. The yips occur when a talented athlete finds he or she cannot perform to best of his or her ability during a high-pressure event. Although the athlete … [Read more...] about Does Serena Williams Have The Yips?
Overcoming Nerves in Matches In this week's tennis psychology podcast, mental game of tennis expert, Dr. Patrick Cohn answers: A question from a tennis parent whose son feels nervous before and during matches. Dr. Cohn gives mental game tips on how to improve confidence in tennis. Listen to this month's tennis psychology podcast to learn … [Read more...] about Tennis Podcast: Do You Feel Nervous Before And During Matches?
Staying Composed Playing Arrogant Opponents In this week's tennis psychology podcast, mental game of tennis expert, Dr. Patrick Cohn answers: A question from a tennis player who has trouble dealing with a cocky or arrogant opponent. Dr. Cohn gives mental game tips on how to improve confidence in tennis. Listen to this month's tennis … [Read more...] about Tennis Podcast: How To Deal With An Arrogant Opponent