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MENTAL PREPARATION before a tough tennis match

Posted on 15 June, 2016 at 20:00 Comments comments (0)

How should we  prepare for a tough tennis match ???.

Some tips :

1. Remind yourself of the qualities you have

2. Focus on playing good tennis regardless of how your opponent plays, and remember how your typical game looks like

3. If you know your opponent, determine their weaknesses and your game plan

4) Never give up

5) Keep pressure on your opponent no matter what.

6) Be ready for changes of momentum or losing your lead

7) Prepare yourself for bad line calls or any other gamesmanship attempts

Any more sugestions ???

 

PARENTING a kid- tennis entuziast

Posted on 15 June, 2016 at 19:45 Comments comments (0)

GREAT video for the parents watching their kids playing tennis:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqaOdQMB0M8&feature=share

What are your views regarding this topic ??? What are YOU DOING while you are watching your kid playing a taugh match  ????



What makes you PLAYING BETTER during MATCHES

Posted on 1 June, 2016 at 17:55 Comments comments (0)

How do you APPROACH a COMPETITIVE tennis MATCH ???

What  things can help US/ YOU to stay FULLY ENGAGED and play YOUR BEST TENNIS during the competitive matches??? At this " chapter" there are not bad suggestions. Whatever makes YOU playing better tennis, that is what YOU should do to keep yourself competitive . Please feel free to come with YOUR OWN SUGGESTIONS, regardless how " strange " it might look like....Maybe just imagining you opponent " naked" can make you playing better...or maybe worse...ha.....ha.....I don't know ? Come up with YOUR OWN WAY????

Guide lines about MENTAL TOUGHNESS in TENNIS:

Posted on 1 June, 2016 at 17:45 Comments comments (0)

Guide lines about MENTAL TOUGHNESS in TENNIS:

During the match, the goal should be to be “all in” or 100 percent fully engaged as close to every point as possible.

During the match:

1- Know your game plan and be committed to executing it.

2- Create the appropriate mindset with performance cues such as “one point at a time,” “play with margin over the net,” etc.

3- Follow a consistent routine between points that fully prepares you for each point. For example, when a point ends:

4- Respond with positive body language; create a confident presence on the court. For the most part, be neutral about your reactions. No need to expend tons of energy fist pumping after every point, and avoid negativity if possible.

5- Recover with deep breathing and reviewing the last point. Know how the match is being played and what you need to do to perform.

6- Refocus on the next point by letting go of the last point and focusing on how you want to play the upcoming point. Visualize first plays (serve placement and next ball, return and next ball). Be positive and be determined about how you will play.

7- Ready yourself for the next point by going through rituals near the baseline. Bouncing the ball a certain number of times before serving or getting in an athletic stance and swaying is helpful in quieting the mind and focusing on playing the point.

8- On the changeovers, sit down, hydrate and think about why things are happening the way they are. If things are going well, be simple-minded and commit to what is working. If things are not going well, think of potential solutions. By the time you walk back to the baseline, be committed to a positive plan of action.

9- If you are struggling, take more time between points, refocus your mind on the task at hand and commit to how you want to play. This is best executed by going to a towel or some other place on the court that slows you down.

10- Fight until the last ball in the match, with the understanding that “I am going to make one more ball than my opponent.”

Win or lose, come to the net, shake hands with your opponent, look him or her in the eyes and, with sincerity, thank him or her for playing.

YOUR OWN SUGGESTIONS ????