Tennis is a sport people play individually against a single opponent (singles) or between two teams of two players each (doubles). Each player uses a racquet that is strung with cord to strike a hollow rubber ball covered with felt over or around a net and into the opponent's court. The object of the game is to play the ball in such a way that the opponent is not able to play a good return.
Tennis players require a strong set of mental skills in order to perform at optimal levels. Pressure to perform can sometimes be exacerbated if the player is part of a doubles match- fear of letting down their partner can unravel a player’s performance.
Common psychological obstacles that can occur:
Anxiety (physical and mental)
Uneven performance between matches
Trouble performing under pressure
Difficulty overcoming mistakes
Attention and focus deficits
Optimal performance training
If you believe you or your child may be battling with mental obstacles that could be affecting their overall athletic performance, please call MVP Mentality today. Dr. Hennessy can help athletes of any age and level to optimize their performance on and off the field with cutting edge tactics.
With a unique therapy plan designed on a per-patient basis, she knows that the right therapy makes all the difference. Call today at 954-317-0551 or email her at DrLaurenHennessy@gmail.com.
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