More and more, coaches seem to be buying into the idea that success in any sport involves far more than physical fitness and technical mastery. This is not to say that both of these aspects of preparation are not important. On the contrary, it is only by being superbly fit that you can have a chance of hanging with the top players. And physical fitness is certainly one component of any regimen of injury prevention. It is also important to become technically proficient. What’s the point of brimming with self-confidence if you don’t have a clue how and when to use a dropshot effectively?
So my purpose in writing this three-part series was not to diminish the physical and technical aspects of a tennis player’s preparation. My goal simply was to highlight the importance of including a program mental fitness in the training regimen.
This article is Part 3 of a 3-part series on PST. Go here
for the rest of this entry and here
for my blog where you will also find Parts 1
. And thanks as always for reading.