Mental Game Training for Tennis

In addition to technique and conditioning, mental tenacity plays a large role in your success on the courts. From warm up to match point, here are tips on how to outplay -- and out-think -- your next opponent.

The Golden Rule of Tennis

The Golden Rule of Tennis

It's easy to get caught up in the emotions of a match and forget your main objective--to win. Keep in mind this one simple rule for staying on track through match point.

Mental Strength is More Than Just Good Focus

Mental Strength is More Than Just Good Focus

Too many times players assume a lack of focus is the cause for mental mistakes. Addressing the real causes for poor focus and you are closer to developing a mentally tough game.

How to Bounce Back From a Big Loss

How to Bounce Back From a Big Loss

Sooner or later, everyone loses a big match. The sign of a true champion, however, is how well you bounce back from defeat.

Win the Match After Losing Your Lead

Win the Match After Losing Your Lead

Losing your lead doesn't have to result in your losing the match. Here are tips for making the psychological factors that may cause you to lose your lead work to your advantage.

5 Things You Can Learn From Federer and Nadal

5 Things You Can Learn From Federer and Nadal

Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer's efforts to be the No. 1 in the world have resulted in some of the best matches in tennis history. Here are five things you can learn from each player to help take your game to a higher level.

10 Strategies for Successful Matches

10 Strategies for Successful Matches

From warm up to match point, here are 10 strategies for outplaying your opponent.

How to Overcome Your Fear of the Net

How to Overcome Your Fear of the Net

We've all been there: after an incredible approach shot, you miss that easy volley to seal the point. Why do you choke at the most crucial moments? It could be that you're afraid of the net.

6 Ways to Gain the Mental Advantage

6 Ways to Gain the Mental Advantage

One quick way to lift your on-court performance and consistency is to use your mind better between points. Here are six ways to minimize mental errors and take control of your game.

How to Avoid Repeating a Defeat

How to Avoid Repeating a Defeat

Regardless of how good your game is, there may be opponents who repeatedly get the best of you. Follow these tips for breaking the cycle of defeat and taking control of the match.

Read Your Opponent for the Early Advantage

Read Your Opponent for the Early Advantage

You can learn a lot about your opponent starting at the warm up. Here are four tips on what to look for early on for developing a winning game plan.

How to Instill Self-Confidence in Juniors

How to Instill Self-Confidence in Juniors

Young athletes have to understand that their on-court performance does not define them as persons. They must learn to respect themselves and thus let go of the need to gain approval from others.

How to Be an Imperfect Tennis Player

How to Be an Imperfect Tennis Player

Errors are a fact of tennis. While most players avoid them at all costs, learning to accept your mistakes can actually take you to your best performances.

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