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Avoiding Choking and Finishing a Match

Started Dec 7, 2009 0 Replies

Hi All,I just joined these boards, and am eager to contribute some of my knowledge regarding the mental part of the game. Tennis mental toughness is actually my profession- I work with nationally…Continue

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Abby Rudolph left a comment for David Groemping
"Hi David, I just moved to Silver Spring and am looking for hitting partners 4.0-5.0 level to hit on weekends/evenings.  Let me know if you are interested in hitting some time. Abby"
Mar 10, 2013
Mr. Jessie L. commented on David Groemping's blog post 'Two Types of Thinking on the Court'
"Mental toughness is a key part of tennis at the higher levels of competition but i do enjoy thinking about what kinds of food i want to eat after i win this match!!! ;]"
Dec 25, 2009
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Two Types of Thinking on the Court

Mental toughness is all about focusing on something that is going to be effective to have you play well and win. But if your mind wanders or a million things pass though your head when competing, then your mental game and results will suffer.SO, does your mind go crazy when you are competing? Are your thoughts all over the place? Is there tons of stuff going on in your head?If so, then that’s perfect because we are going to talk about that in this article!Two Types of ThinkingThe first thing to…See More
Dec 19, 2009
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Two Types of Thinking on the Court

Mental toughness is all about focusing on something that is going to be effective to have you play well and win. But if your mind wanders or a million things pass though your head when competing, then your mental game and results will suffer.SO, does your mind go crazy when you are competing? Are your thoughts all over the place? Is there tons of stuff going on in your head?If so, then that’s perfect because we are going to talk about that in this article!Two Types of ThinkingThe first thing to…See More
Dec 19, 2009
A blog post by David Groemping was featured

How to Deal With a Loss or Bad Match

We have all had matches where we lost and were really upset afterwards. In this article, I am going to go into how to not only deal with the upset of a bad match or loss, but how to make sure you grow as a competitor out of that experience as well.When we lose, we love to do a few things. We love to have pity parties for ourselves and we even invite others. We have tantrums. We kick, berate and beat ourselves up. Familiar? Keep reading!First, none of these approaches are getting you anywhere.…See More
Dec 16, 2009
David Groemping posted an article

How to Deal With a Loss or Bad Match

We have all had matches where we lost and were really upset afterwards. In this article, I am going to go into how to not only deal with the upset of a bad match or loss, but how to make sure you grow as a competitor out of that experience as well.When we lose, we love to do a few things. We love to have pity parties for ourselves and we even invite others. We have tantrums. We kick, berate and beat ourselves up. Familiar? Keep reading!First, none of these approaches are getting you anywhere.…See More
Dec 15, 2009
Mark / The Mayor commented on David Groemping's blog post 'The Mental Tennis to Beat a Pusher'
"Very true. Pushers are sooooooo annoying for exactly the reasons that you point out."
Dec 8, 2009
David Groemping is now a member of Tennisopolis : Tennis Social Network
Dec 7, 2009
Mr. Jessie L. commented on David Groemping's blog post 'The Mental Tennis to Beat a Pusher'
"Everyone has a weakness. Figure it out and pick on it!!!"
Dec 7, 2009
A blog post by David Groemping was featured

The Mental Tennis to Beat a Pusher

A pusher can be one of the most annoying types of players to be up against. Because of the way they play, beating them requires a great deal of mental toughness.How do you be mentally tough enough to beat a pusher then? Well, let’s get into it!Why is a Pusher SOOO Annoying?Pushers are a huge threat to us and the way we are used to playing. They make us work really hard and challenge our patience. They thrive on us missing and making mistakes. Probably the biggest reason pushers are so annoying…See More
Dec 7, 2009
Mark / The Mayor left a comment for David Groemping
"Hi David, welcome to the site. Have a look at this page about business networking. See you around, M"
Dec 7, 2009
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Dec 7, 2009
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Avoiding Choking and Finishing a Match

Hi All,I just joined these boards, and am eager to contribute some of my knowledge regarding the mental part of the game. Tennis mental toughness is actually my profession- I work with nationally ranked juniors including 5 Blue Chip Recruits, Division I and Division III collegiate teams and semi-professional players.From working with lots of players, including myself and seeing a strong need regarding this topic, I write out this article.Hope everyone likes it!Avoiding Choking and Finishing a…See More
Dec 7, 2009

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I am a:
Teaching Pro or Coach, Other
Random things about me (hobbies, occupation, tennis history, favorite band, etc.):
What I do for a living is I work with competitive tennis players on tennis mental toughness. I work with nationally ranked juniors including Blue Chip recruits, Division I and Division III collegiate teams and semi-professional players.
Favorite pro tennis player(s):
Gustavo Kuerten
Alex Corretja
My tennis skill (please check your NTRP if you know it):
Not bad, NTRP 4.5, If tennis is on TV - I am watching
On the court, I am a:
rightie, whaler, singles player, bomber, one-hander, top-spinner, baseliner, tournament goer
Favorite website:
http://sports.geminiexecutivecoaching.com/

David Groemping's Articles

Two Types of Thinking on the Court

Posted on December 19, 2009 at 2:09pm 1 Comment

Mental toughness is all about focusing on something that is going to be effective to have you play well and win. But if your mind wanders or a million things pass though your head when competing, then your mental game and results will suffer.



SO, does your mind go crazy when you are competing? Are your thoughts all over the place? Is there tons of stuff going on in your head?



If so, then that’s perfect because we are going to talk about that in this article!

Two Types… Continue

How to Deal With a Loss or Bad Match

Posted on December 15, 2009 at 1:25pm 0 Comments

We have all had matches where we lost and were really upset afterwards. In this article, I am going to go into how to not only deal with the upset of a bad match or loss, but how to make sure you grow as a competitor out of that experience as well.



When we lose, we love to do a few things. We love to have pity parties for ourselves and we even invite others. We have tantrums. We kick, berate and beat ourselves up. Familiar? Keep reading!



First, none of these approaches are… Continue

The Mental Tennis to Beat a Pusher

Posted on December 7, 2009 at 2:55pm 2 Comments

A pusher can be one of the most annoying types of players to be up against. Because of the way they play, beating them requires a great deal of mental toughness.



How do you be mentally tough enough to beat a pusher then? Well, let’s get into it!



Why is a Pusher SOOO Annoying?

Pushers are a huge threat to us and the way we are used to playing. They make us work really hard and challenge our patience. They thrive on us missing and making mistakes. Probably the… Continue

Avoiding Choking and Finishing a Match

Posted on December 7, 2009 at 2:51pm 0 Comments

Choking is something common in tennis competition with most of us being able to recall at least one instance where we have done it.



In this post, we will explore both the causes of choking, so you know what to avoid and what it takes to finish a match.



This article is focused towards tennis, however the same principles and ideas apply to any sport, whether you are a competitor or coach.



Here Are Some of the Most Common Causes of… Continue

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At 4:23pm on March 10, 2013, Abby Rudolph said…

Hi David,

I just moved to Silver Spring and am looking for hitting partners 4.0-5.0 level to hit on weekends/evenings.  Let me know if you are interested in hitting some time.

Abby

At 4:18pm on December 7, 2009, Mark / The Mayor said…
Hi David, welcome to the site. Have a look at this page about business networking.

See you around,
M
 
 
 

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