Psychology Of Tennis Discover This Secret Edge For Your Game
Three of the biggest legends in
pro tennis history John McEnroe, Bjorn Borg and Jim Courier
all say that the psychology of tennis is critical to their
success. How about you? Do you use it to get that special edge?
Here are eight major ways you can utilize the psychology of tennis
to help you improve faster and create more sustainable success in
The Psychology Of Tennis
Discover This Secret Edge For Your Game
Bill Cole, MS, MA
Founder and CEO
William B. Cole Consultants
Silicon Valley, California
"I think it's the mark of a great player to
be confident in tough situations."
John McEnroe, former world's number one player and winner
of the U.S. Open four times, and Wimbledon three times.
"My strongest point is my persistence. I never give up in a match.
However down I am, I fight until the last ball. My list of matches
shows that I have turned a great many so-called irretrievable defeats
Bjorn Borg, former world's number one player and winner of
the French Open six times, and Wimbledon five times.
"It's very, very dangerous to have your self-worth riding on
your results as an athlete."
Jim Courier, former world's number one player and winner of
the Australian Open and French Open
Here are three of the biggest legends in pro tennis history
John McEnroe, Bjorn Borg and Jim Courier all saying that
the psychology of tennis is critical to their success. How about
you? Do you know about the psychology of tennis? Do you use it to
get that special edge? Here are eight major ways you can utilize
the psychology of tennis to help you improve faster and create more
sustainable success in your tennis.
- The Psychology Of Tennis Helps You Get In The Zone. The
zone is that special place where performance magic happens. When
you know tennis psychology, you can call forth the zone far more
- The Psychology Of Tennis Helps You Handle Distractions.
Laser focus is what champions possess. When you have this, distractions
melt away. The psychology of tennis teaches you how to manage
your mind and train and aim that focus, under pressure.
- The Psychology Of Tennis Helps You Raise Your Game Under
Pressure. If you want to win more, against better and better
competition, you must know how to raise your game. The psychology
of tennis teaches you this.
- The Psychology Of Tennis Teaches You How To Picture Success.
Champions put pictures in their mind that lead to success. You
can learn to do this so you learn faster and perform better.
- The Psychology Of Tennis Builds Your Confidence. If
there is one thing everyone wants, it is confidence. The psychology
of tennis teaches you how to tap into your deepest confidence,
and apply it to the competitive arena.
- The Psychology Of Tennis Gives You Insights About Momentum.
Tennis matches are won and lost around momentum. The psychology
of tennis shows you how to notice this momentum, grab onto it,
and not let go until you win.
- The Psychology Of Tennis Stops Self-Sabotage. Self-sabotage
means you beat yourself before you begin, or quash your chances
of success, even when success seems within reach. The psychology
of tennis teaches you to recognize this tendency within you, eliminate
it and claim what is rightly yours.
- The Psychology Of Tennis Helps You Manage Pressure.
Champions embrace pressure. They know it helps them raise their
game. The psychology of tennis helps you realize this also, and
adjust your thinking so you can operate to your potential under
Now that you have an overview of the psychology
of tennis, I know this will help you in improving your mental game.
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