I was watching a high school tennis team train yesterday,and it made me want to write this post today.
Juniors need to be taught how to think on court and of course their off court habits carry over to their tennis game.
Tennis player focus on mistakes and errors too much, so they can’t find their flow.
Mental discord prevents players from reaching their full potential, let’s really get into this.
“Thoughts attract other similar thoughts, they then effect our feeling and play on court.
To flow with your game, will yourself to stop thinking about the things that you fear,and stop thinking about that last lost.
I knew a teacher, who made a classic statement about one player one day, he said, “Sean is still in last week”, he relived a match for 2 weeks!
But, that’s the power, that tennis has over all of us.
This is were warrior meditation comes in.
You can only hold one thought at a time, so persistently replace those negative ones, with more empowering ones.
It takes awareness and focus.
It’s a process too, we have to train our minds.
“Mental discord” is the part of tennis that is holding you back.
And until you fix it, you will never reach your potential.
The answer again is warrior meditation, you should have read the previous post and be on day number 2.
Guys stick with it, and you will get it.
Talk to you tomorrow!
Also,congrats to Ito for knocking out Wawrinka!