Why Tennis Players’ Strokes Tighten Up During Matches

In this episode, Dr. Cohn answers a question from a reader about why tennis players can hit the ball well in practice but not their matches. And do the yips exist in tennis? Here’s the question of the week.

SHERRY: “How can I overcome the yips on my forehand during competition? I seem to be able to hit it just fine during the warmup, but during matches I find myself tightening up and not swinging freely or normally. Why do my strokes change in matches?”

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