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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… Continue

Added by David Groemping on December 19, 2009 at 2:09pm — 1 Comment

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… Continue

Added by David Groemping on December 15, 2009 at 1:25pm — No Comments

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… Continue

Added by David Groemping on December 7, 2009 at 2:55pm — 2 Comments

Avoiding Choking and Finishing a Match

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

Added by David Groemping on December 7, 2009 at 2:51pm — No Comments

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