The way you practice tennis on a daily basis, will determine your matchplay results.
Players that bring mental effort sometimes and then don’t on other days, struggle to play solid consistent tennis.
Same thing happens on the tour for men and women.
Change the way you look at practice and you can change your results in your matches.
To become more efficient in practice try a few of these tips here-
A.)”Don’t start practice until you are mentally ready to play.”
I like to have my players do some deep breathing for about 10 minutes or so,then after they breathe away their stress from the day, we get at it.
B.)”Have your plan written down and check it again before you start practice.”
Concentrate on what you are working on one step at a time.
You can improve your concentration by using the “Refocus Technique”, until you can improve your concentration level.
Use the refocus technique all the time, this is the one skill, that can have you playing more in the moment.
This technique requires you to,”Always be bringing yourself back to the present moment, when you lose focus”.
It sound simple, but it is a very powerful method for players who are mentally struggling in practice.
Copy how the pros practice.
The top ranked players have some of the most intense workouts that you will ever see!
Here is another great tip you should try.
“If you get a chance to, go to the early rounds of a Grand Slam tournament and watch the pros practice.”
I did it twice at the US Open and took tons of notes.
The pros know that when it comes to staying on top of their “mental game”, they have to bring it with them to practice and they have to bring it with them everyday.
My studies with the “mental game”, have shown me that,”When players start being more productive in practice, their matchplay results start improving.
Okay, let’s talk some more tomorrow.
I fell a sleep last night watching Paul Kohlschreiber put a beat down on Soeda, but I just read that Kei won, so my japanese friends will be happy to hear that.
Hey guys, play some great tennis today!!