Mental Tips to Close Out Tennis Matches In “Sports Psychology Sessions with Doc,” Dr. Patrick Cohn answers a question from Alex, who wants to know how he can close out a match when winning. Visit Sports Psychology for Athletes at Peaksports.com and click on contact us to submit your mental game question for Dr. Cohn to answer in his mental game … [Read more...] about Learn How to Win More Matches When Ahead
Focusing on The Process To Play in The Zone How exactly do you focus your best during matches? How do you focus on the process during them? All tennis players compete to win, right? Winning matches is the goal when you step on the court. Maybe you're goal is to break into the Top 10 in the rankings, and you know that requires winning some … [Read more...] about How To Concentrate During Matches
Bouncing Back After Losing a Match To a Lower Ranked Player A previous loss can complicate a tennis player’s focus. A tennis match is already full of potential distractions, but now you also need to overcome those thoughts of "the last time I played her..." When you are facing a player who beat you the last time you played, you may expect a … [Read more...] about How Angelique Kerber Overcame Her Loss in The Olympics
Does Your Internal Chatter Distract You During Points? In this week’s tennis psychology podcast, mental game of tennis expert, Dr. Patrick Cohn answers a question from Ed, who is struggling with internal chatter. Here's the question I received from Ed: "I can't stop the internal chatter and as a result I don't stay focused on the ball. I look away … [Read more...] about Do You Overthink In Between Match Points?
What Do You Do After Performance Anxiety Hits You? In “Sports Psychology Sessions with Doc,” Dr. Patrick Cohn answers a question from Linda who wants to know what to do after performance anxiety hits in the middle of a match. Visit Sports Psychology for Athletes at Peaksports.com and click on contact us to submit your mental game question for … [Read more...] about How to Overcome Performance Anxiety in Tennis
Learning How To Relax in Tennis In this week’s tennis psychology podcast, mental game of tennis expert, Dr. Patrick Cohn answers: A question from James, who is a senior tennis player. Here's the question I received from James: "The problem is in my competitive tennis matches I just cant relax on important points and this happens often. I make … [Read more...] about Tennis Podcast: Overcoming Tentative Performances
Are You Read For Mental Training? In this week’s tennis psychology podcast, mental game of tennis expert, Dr. Patrick Cohn answers: A question from a tennis coach who has a student that is 4 years old and wants to know if she can start mental training. She is an advanced tennis player but when things get difficult she breaks down. Dr. Cohn … [Read more...] about Tennis Podcast: When Can Players Start Mental Training?
Tips For Releasing The Grips Of Pressure Why do some players place so much pressure on themselves to win? Has placing pressure on yourself ever helped you win a match? Most tennis players falter under the weight of self-imposed pressure. Pressure is self-sabotaging... It would be like eating double cheeseburgers five minutes before a match... … [Read more...] about Shuai Overcomes Pressure At Australian Open
Mental Toughness In Big Matches The story line: Rafael Nadal lost 7-6 (6), 4-6, 3-6, 7-6 (4), 6-2, to Fernando Verdasco on Tuesday and was eliminated in the first round of the Australian Open. The bigger story: Fernando Verdasco, down 2 sets to 1, came from behind to win the last two sets of the match. What was amazing to watch was how he … [Read more...] about Mental Game Lessons From Verdasco’s Win
Do You Have Confidence In Your Tennis Game? Do you have a tennis rival or some player you just want to beat no matter how important the match is? Do you wonder how you can gain an advantage over your rival and tip the scales of victory in your favor? Rivalries add another component to competitions... the stakes seem higher when facing off … [Read more...] about How to Play Confident Tennis Against Your Rival