Was Murray Nervous to Play Federer? Was too much read into his comments? Did he really psych out Murray with his comments? Did Murray play tight in the first set? Based on Murray's first serve percent in the first set, you can conclude he played tight and controlled the first two sets. Although Murray would not admit he was nervous the first … [Read more...] about Did Federer Psych Out Murray?
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Comfort Zones in Tennis A comfort zone for tennis players can hold back their tennis game. What are comfort zones? Comfort zones are expectations about how you think you should perform. Comfort zones may be based on your statistics, your record against a particular player or scoring during a match. Your biggest challenge with a comfort zone … [Read more...] about 4 Signs of a Comfort Zone in Tennis
How Strong is Your Mental Game? Kim Clijsters was an unlikely champion at the 2009 U.S. Open defeating Caroline Wozniacki 7-5 6-3 in the final. After a long absence from the game, Clijsters returned to tennis with a new outlook and a new mental game for tennis. Her mental game was the key to her success in the final match against … [Read more...] about Kim Clijsters Wins the Mind Game
Mental Focus For Serving How many times have you stepped up to the service line without a target or type of serve in your mind? Maybe you were frustrated with your play on the prior point and rushed through your service routine. Or maybe you were too worried about losing the game or set that you forgot to focus on the current serve. Likewise … [Read more...] about Tennis Mind Game: A Clear Mind for Serving
Mental Game Tips to Keeping The Lead Welcome to session number fifteen of The Tennis Psychology Podcast. Dr. Patrick Cohn at Sports Psychology for Tennis, is a mental game of tennis expert and helps tournament players, tennis coaches and parents improve confidence, focus, and composure using sports psychology strategies. In this week's tennis … [Read more...] about Tennis Podcast: How to Win With a Lead
How Can Federer Improve His Mental Game? What’s a better mindset for Federer that will help him win again against Nadal after his demoralizing, heartfelt loses in the Australian Open? I’m revisiting the psychology of tennis lessons we learned from the Australian Open finals. The momentum shifts of a final match, such as Federer and Nadal in the … [Read more...] about 5 Tips to Improve Federer’s Mental Game
Do You Put Too Much Pressure on Yourself? I love the psychology of tennis during big tournaments. The momentum shifts of a final match, such as Federer and Nadal in the 2009 Australian Open, are so fun to watch. Most tennis fans see the shots and strategy, but don’t pick up the psychology of the match – at least as much as I do. As a tennis … [Read more...] about Nadal’s Mental Toughness: Know Who You Are
Explaining Tennis Psychology When talking about sports psychology for tennis players, I am referring to your so-called mental game or inner game of tennis. What is the mental game of inner game of tennis? Simply, how you think and react emotionally on the tennis court. I’m sure you have heard the concept about mental preparation? Tennis … [Read more...] about Tennis Podcast: What is Tennis Psychology?
Developing Stable Confidence in Tennis Confidence can be fragile for many tennis players, which makes it difficult to have a strong mental game of tennis. What is fragile self-confidence in tennis? It means your confidence is prone to go up and down rapidly one point to the next because of how you think you are playing. We also call this being … [Read more...] about The Tennis Confidence Roller Coaster
Staying Mentally Tough During Critical Match Points How well does your tennis mental toughness hold up during critical points during matches? During a close match when you need to win an important point, your mental game can determine your success or failure. If you tighten up, worry about losing the game, or attempt to be over aggressive with … [Read more...] about Tennis Mental Toughness and Critical Points