How to Be Successful Without Winning Winning and succeeding are often used interchangeably by many athletes. Most athletes and teams gauge their level of success by their win-loss record. Winning tends to dictate how athletes view and feel about themselves. If you win, you feel good and have a greater sense of worth as an athlete. When you … [Read more...] about How Tsonga Succeeds Without Winning
Focusing On Yourself - Not Your Opponent What is your mindset when playing a higher-ranked opponent? Are you able to maintain your composure, focus on your game and play your best tennis? Often when a tennis player faces a higher-ranked opponent, they alter their game... You may try to “play it safe” or “play not to lose.” Instead of going … [Read more...] about Fognini’s Mental Victory Over Nadal
Improving Your Tennis Mindset Remember when you first started playing competitive tennis? In the beginning you weren’t very skilled and there were plenty of other players better than you. But that didn’t bother you... every match you played, you fought tooth and nail to win each point. The challenges of the game were exciting and you enjoyed … [Read more...] about Developing The Mindset Of Champion Tennis Players
Improving Decision Making in Tennis Do you have quick reactions during tennis matches or do you find yourself trying to think your way through a match? Many tennis players will over-think and second guess themselves throughout a tennis match. Think of a time when you were playing and your on-court decision-making slowed down your reactions … [Read more...] about How To Improve Your Tennis Through Decision Making Training
Overcoming Internal Distractions in Matches Do you have drastic fluctuations in tennis matches due to distracting thoughts? Do you find it difficult to just play your game and focus on your tennis? Your mindset during tennis matches is critical for achieving peak performance. Mindset is how you approach the game of tennis including your … [Read more...] about Take Control Of Your Thinking During Matches
Maintaining High Confidence in Matches Are you a confident tennis player? That's a loaded question! You cannot answer with a simple yes or no. But most tennis players view confidence as an all-or-nothing attribute. That is, either you are "confident" or are "not confident." Confidence is not a destination. If you win a big match, you … [Read more...] about Does Your Confidence Go Up And Down In Tennis?
Improving Your Match Focus If you want to play like a champion, you need to think like a champion. If you can gain insight into the thought process of a champion, you can begin to develop a similar "champion" mindset to optimize your court performance. What does a champion tennis player focus on during matches? The common thread that runs … [Read more...] about Djokovic: The Focus of a Champion
Staying Composed When Down in a Match In this week's tennis psychology podcast, mental game of tennis expert, Dr. Patrick Cohn answers a question from a tennis parent about her son who is 8 yrs old and gets down on himself when he lets the lead slip away. Listen to this month's tennis psychology podcast to learn how to improve your performance … [Read more...] about Tennis Podcast: Do You Become Frustrated When You Lose The Lead?
Staying Confident After on Court Set-Backs Welcome to session seventy-six 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 … [Read more...] about Tennis Podcast: Maintaining Confidence After Mistakes
Successfully Taking Practice Skills to Matches Welcome to session seventy-four of The Tennis Psychology Podcast. Dr. Patrick Cohn of 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 … [Read more...] about Tennis Podcast: Taking Practice Strokes to Competition