Tennis Psychology Podcast

Sinopsis

Improve Your Inner Game of Tennis With Powerful Mental Game of Tennis Strategies with Mental Game Expert Dr. Patrick Cohn of SportsPsychologyTennis.com

Episodios

  • Does Your Junior Tennis Player Have A Fear Of Losing?

    Does Your Junior Tennis Player Have A Fear Of Losing?

    14/06/2020 Duración: 05min

    Do you have a junior tennis player that appears as if they're playing more tentatively or safer in tournaments today? In this week's tennis psychology podcast, mental game of tennis expert, Dr. Patrick Cohn answers a question from Dave. Here's what Dave had to say about his son's game: "My son is now 14 years old and is one of the top tennis players in his age group in Australia. He seems to play safer today as if he has a lack of confidence, afraid of losing, or thinking too much during matches, especially when against same age players and same level or lower. What is his main problem? Confidence or focus or something else? Would you please give me some advice for how to cope with his current situation?" Listen to the podcast to hear what Dr. Cohn suggests to help your athlete overcome their fear of losing! Other Resources for Tennis Players and Coaches Download a free tennis psychology report to improve your tennis mindset between points. Improve your mental toughness with Tennis Confidence Audio Prog

  • Overcoming Expectations of Who You Should Beat

    Overcoming Expectations of Who You Should Beat

    31/05/2020 Duración: 05min

    Do you find yourself struggling with your mental game when you have a play an opponent that is younger or has a lower UTR than you? In this week's tennis psychology podcast, mental game of tennis expert, Dr. Patrick Cohn answers a question from Nathan. Here's what Nathan had to say about his game: "My problem in matches is playing an opponent younger than I am. I’m afraid to lose to this kid, I get really frustrated for every point. My tennis in practice and matches are very different for example in practice. I get scared when I get easy shots. I miss the easiest of shots. How can I play better when I know I should win the match?" Listen to the podcast to hear what Dr. Cohn suggests to overcome your expectations of beating certain players! Other Resources for Tennis Players and Coaches Download a free tennis psychology report to improve your tennis mindset between points. Improve your mental toughness with Tennis Confidence Audio Program. Get expert mental coaching for tennis. Read articles at sports ps

  • How to Be Confident in Your Own Game

    How to Be Confident in Your Own Game

    17/05/2020 Duración: 05min

    When you step on the court and look across the net and see the look of confidence on your opponent does that frighten you? In this week's tennis psychology podcast, mental game of tennis expert, Dr. Patrick Cohn answers a question from Amy. Here's what Amy had to say about her game: "I am afraid to play against opponents who look confident on the court. I see their confidence across the net from me and I feel intimidated—they have something that I don’t. And it doesn’t matter how good actually she is. I could be a better player on paper, but I still get worried." Listen to the podcast to hear what Dr. Cohn suggests to help you focus on your game instead of your opponent! Other Resources for Tennis Players and Coaches Download a free tennis psychology report to improve your tennis mindset between points. Improve your mental toughness with Tennis Confidence Audio Program. Get expert mental coaching for tennis. Read articles at sports psychology for tennis. *Subscribe to The Tennis Psychology Podcast at

  • Olga Kalodzitsa on Pressures in Junior Tennis

    Olga Kalodzitsa on Pressures in Junior Tennis

    10/05/2020 Duración: 19min

    In this week's tennis psychology podcast, mental game of tennis expert, Dr. Patrick Cohn speaks with former PRO and current Private Coach Olga Kalodzitsa. Other Resources for Tennis Players and Coaches Download a free tennis psychology report to improve your tennis mindset between points. Improve your mental toughness with Tennis Confidence Audio Program. Get expert mental coaching for tennis. Read articles at sports psychology for tennis. *Subscribe to The Tennis Psychology Podcast at iTunes!

  • Are you Restless and Anxious Before Matches?

    Are you Restless and Anxious Before Matches?

    03/05/2020 Duración: 05min

    Are you a junior tennis player who that gets restless or anxious before matches? In this week's tennis psychology podcast, mental game of tennis expert, Dr. Patrick Cohn answers a question from Ram. Here's what Ram had to say about his game: "I would like to know, why I am restless or not-so-calm before and during a match! I find myself showing too much anxiety and I lose focus on the present. My parents observed that I am very difficult to talk to or even be around during or before the match. I don't want my parents cheering for me or even watch the match. Why am I acting this way before matches?" Listen to the podcast to hear what Dr. Cohn suggests to overcome your anxieties around a match! Other Resources for Tennis Players and Coaches Download a free tennis psychology report to improve your tennis mindset between points. Improve your mental toughness with Tennis Confidence Audio Program. Get expert mental coaching for tennis. Read articles at sports psychology for tennis. *Subscribe to The Tennis

  • Overcoming Service Yips

    Overcoming Service Yips

    19/04/2020 Duración: 06min

    Have you ever struggled with your service game to the point you lose all feel and control? In this week's tennis psychology podcast, mental game of tennis expert, Dr. Patrick Cohn answers a question from Ryan. Here's what Ryan had to say about his game: "I feel anxiety when it’s my turn to serve.  When the yips come on...it’s not just that I am double faulting...it is How I am double faulting.  I literally have no “feel” or control.  There is also a significant drop in what power.  In some cases, my serve is literally bouncing to the net which seems impossible...but is my new norm with the yips. I have no power, feel, or control is the best way I can explain it. What’s going on?" Listen to the podcast to hear what Dr. Cohn suggests to overcome service yips! Other Resources for Tennis Players and Coaches Download a free tennis psychology report to improve your tennis mindset between points. Improve your mental toughness with Tennis Confidence Audio Program. Get expert mental coaching for tennis. Read art

  • Comfort Zones with Allon Khakshouri

    Comfort Zones with Allon Khakshouri

    24/11/2019 Duración: 19min

    Are you struggling playing in comfort zones? In this week's tennis psychology podcast, mental game of tennis expert, Dr. Patrick Cohn speaks to Alon Khakshouri about comfort zones and pressure in tennis. Allon is a sports entrepreneur and former manager of three world #1 tennis players, including Novak Djokovic and member of the ATP council. Listen to the podcast to hear what Dr. Cohn suggests to do when stuck in comfort zones. *Download a free tennis psychology report to improve your tennis mindset between points. *Improve Your Mental Toughness for Tennis Quickly with Dr. Cohn’s new Tennis Confidence Audio Program *Subscribe to The Tennis Psychology Podcast at iTunes!

  • Should You Quit Tennis?

    Should You Quit Tennis?

    17/02/2019 Duración: 04min

    Do you feel nervous before matches and are under a lot of pressure to the point where you don't want to play the game anymore? In this week's tennis psychology podcast, mental game of tennis expert, Dr. Patrick Cohn answers a question from Dwayne who's questioning whether he should continue to play tennis. Here's what Dwayne had to say about his game: "My problem is that I hate that nervous feeling before going into a match and all the pressure of wanting to be good enough to showcase what I've practiced for months. I hate the feeling, I'm even thinking about quitting the game. I do try to focus on the game itself but that feeling of being nervous really gets to me at my core. What should I do? Should I just quit the game?" COHN: I recommend to athletes that quitting because of the mental game issue, something that you can take care of, isn't a valid reason. COHN: In other words, if you want to quit the game because it is no longer fun or you have other interests or you want to do another sport, th

  • Are You Getting Aced By Slower Serves?

    Are You Getting Aced By Slower Serves?

    03/02/2019 Duración: 04min

    Are you getting beat on your return of serve by getting aced by slower serves? In this week's tennis psychology podcast, mental game of tennis expert, Dr. Patrick Cohn answers a question from Tony about getting aced by slower serves and how this is so frustrating. Here's what Tony had to say about his game: "I keep getting aced by slower serves which is so irritating. Someone hits a banger and I'll get my racquet on it. someone dinks one over and I'll get it back easily. But when someone hits a medium paced serve into a corner, it beats me clean, I don't even move! Strange because I can get my racquet to slow and even fast balls but medium paced serves catch me off guard. How can I get better with this? what's breaking down mentally?" COHN: Tony, when your opponent hits a fast serve, you only have time to siply react. When your opponent hits a slower serve, you have plenty of time to move in and take the serve. COHN: What I think might be operating here mentally, from the mental perspective for you

  • How to Play Opponents That Get Into Your Head

    How to Play Opponents That Get Into Your Head

    20/01/2019 Duración: 05min

    Do you struggle with playing 3 or 4 specific opponents and keep losing to them over and over and it gets into your head? In this week's tennis psychology podcast, mental game of tennis expert, Dr. Patrick Cohn answers a question from Megan who struggles to beat a few specific opponents. Here's what Megan had to say about her game: "My problem is that I have too much pressure on me when I play 3 or 4 specific players because I've lost to them constantly since the past 8 years and it's actually all mental because I've been told that I'm better tan them, quickest than them, fitter than them, stronger than them... Other's don't understand why i lose to them every time. I get too nervous or anxious or just mentally breakdown in the match against them. I care a lot about beating these players and I really need your help." COHN: Thanks for the questions... I think this is very common for players to get certain individuals into their head, certain opponents in their head where they feel like they can't perform their

  • How to Let Go of Comfort Zones in Tennis

    How to Let Go of Comfort Zones in Tennis

    09/12/2018 Duración: 04min

    Do you ever find yourself cruising along in a match and the second set or third set you're in command and controlling your opponent and then all of the sudden, BOOM! Something happens and you lose the match? In this week's tennis psychology podcast, mental game of tennis expert, Dr. Patrick Cohn answers a question from Sebastian who said he was recently playing a 3rd set, was in command and eventually lost the match. Here's what Sebastian had to say about his game: "Yesterday I was up 4-0 in the 3rd set and was controlling my opponent and then something just happened... I lost my focus and lost the match and the 3rd set for 6." COHN: You are not alone, Sebastian. I see a lot of junior players that tend to tighten up when they get in the lead. They maybe split sets and now they are playing a 3rd set, they might be well in command, up maybe 5-2, 4-1 or 4-0 like you and then all of the sudden BOOM! something happens. COHN: Well, what happened? Certainly, you lost your focus but most of the time this issue is aro

  • Whats The Challenge With Perfectionism?

    What's The Challenge With Perfectionism?

    25/11/2018 Duración: 05min

    When you lose your cool on the tennis court, do you give up, thank or start pushing the ball? In this week's tennis psychology podcast, mental game of tennis expert, Dr. Patrick Cohn answers a question from Sarah who needs help managing her expectations. Here's what Sarah had to say about her game: "I'm 14  years old an have been playing tennis for about 8 years. Once of my coaches calls me a bull because I'm always so stubborn and get so upset when I do something wrong but the only reason I get upset is because I know I can do better but when I get upset its like i just stop trying. I give up. So I've been trying to find ways to keep my cool and stay mentally tough. I hate losing and then I get all the thoughts of what people are going to think f me, especially my parents. Ive been trying to deal with this but I cant and as soon as is tart to think of it, i start to push the ball in the court or hit extremely had for no reason. I can be extremely hard on myself and I could really use your help." COHN: Part o

  • How to Take Your Tennis Game to The Next Level

    How to Take Your Tennis Game to The Next Level

    11/11/2018 Duración: 06min

    Do you have trouble taking your game to the next level and maybe beating that person that is 1 level ahead of you or higher ranked than you? In this week's tennis psychology podcast, mental game of tennis expert, Dr. Patrick Cohn answers a question from Riley about how do you take your game to the next level without falling into the mindset of happy loser. Here's what Riley had to say: "Maybe you could give some tips or advice on how young players can go to the next level... Maybe beat that person who is on that next level above them without being the happy loser without falling prey to the tennis demons? the answer might be just keep going until it happens but the problem with that approach is that it does not address the happy loser mentality and if this is a real thing, then you may never win because of it." COHN: Riley, good question... COHN: I've worked with a lot of juniors that tend to get psyched out when they are playing an opponent that is seeded higher than them or is ranked higher than them for ex

  • Helping Young Tennis Players Stay Composed

    Helping Young Tennis Players Stay Composed

    28/10/2018 Duración: 05min

      Do you have a young tennis player that tends to implode after a couple of double faults on the tennis court? In this week's tennis psychology podcast, mental game of tennis expert, Dr. Patrick Cohn answers a questions from a tennis parent. Ramona wrote in and said: "My son is 11 years old. He's been playing tennis since he was 5. He's a top player in India in the 12 and unders. At times he has a couple of double faults in a row. The body language gets really bad and he's in tears after a couple of double faults. However, when is first serve is spot on, the rest of the game will pick up. I'm assuming that the state of mind determines whether you'll have a good serve or not." Yes, your state of mind is going to affect your entire tennis game whether it is your serve or ground strokes or your return or volleys. The mindset that you take to the court and that you maintain on the court is going to be extremely important... Listen to this month's tennis psychology podcast to learn what mental game tips Dr. Cohn g

  • Taking Your Practice Game to Tennis Matches

    Taking Your Practice Game to Tennis Matches

    29/10/2017 Duración: 07min

    In this week's tennis psychology podcast, mental game of tennis expert, Dr. Patrick Cohn discusses: What causes tennis players to not take their full game that they’re capable of to a match situation and what can you do about it. Arry wrote in and said: "I am a competitive junior tennis player. Recently, I’ve been having a lot of trouble bringing what I practice to tournaments. I’m playing a lot of tennis and my improvement shows in practice matches. Do you have any strategies that will help me perform more freely in tournaments?" First you need to identify what’s changing for you from practice to tournaments. Often, it is about fear of failure. If you aren’t playing freely, you are playing tight and controlled. How can you overcome fear of failure to play more freely? Listen to this month's tennis psychology podcast to learn what mental game tips Dr. Cohn gives to tennis players to bring their practice game to matches and play more freely. *Download a free tennis psychology report to improve your tennis m

  • Helping Tennis Players Who Get Frustrated and Tank

    Helping Tennis Players Who Get Frustrated and Tank

    15/10/2017 Duración: 05min

    In this week's tennis psychology podcast, mental game of tennis expert, Dr. Patrick Cohn discusses: How can you help your young tennis player stay composed on the tennis court? Suzy wrote in and said: “My 10 year old son plays tennis four times a week at his club. However, when he’s in a tournament, a bad shot, tough opponent and a double fault will literally have him crying his way through the match.He shouts at himself and his negativity is unbearable to watch as a parent. I need help, I don’t know how to help him anymore.” This is the #1 complaint that we get from sports parents about how kids tend to act out, check out, tank, get emotionally upset and frustrated and then their performance snowballs out of control because they can’t regain emotional control. One of the worst things you can do as a parent is bring attention to their frustration and punish them for it. Why? They only learn that the behavior is wrong but not the skills to improve that behavior. What can you do as a sports parent to give the

  • How to Let Go of Errors in Tennis

    How to Let Go of Errors in Tennis

    03/09/2017 Duración: 06min

      In this week's tennis psychology podcast, mental game of tennis expert, Dr. Patrick Cohn discusses: How can you let go of past mistakes and move on on the tennis court? Lori wrote in and said: “I play tennis and very frequently get mad at myself and my game. I cannot seem to let go of my mistakes and need help with myself mentally on the court. I am constantly blaming myself for all the mistakes. What would you suggest?” This is a common question from tennis players who tend to get upset, frustrated and angry on the tennis court. How can you move on from mistakes and focus on the present? Listen to this month's tennis psychology podcast to learn what mental game tips Dr. Cohn gives to tennis players for letting go of on court errors *Download a free tennis psychology report to improve your tennis mindset between points. *Improve Your Mental Toughness for Tennis Quickly with Dr. Cohn’s new Tennis Confidence Audio Program *Subscribe to The Tennis Psychology Podcast at iTunes!  

  • Mental Training For Tennis Juniors

    Mental Training For Tennis Juniors

    02/07/2017 Duración: 08min

    In this week's tennis psychology podcast, mental game of tennis expert, Dr. Patrick Cohn discusses: How can you help young tennis players when they get upset on the court?   This is a common complaint that we get from sports parents… Kids struggle mentally then they are losing or missing shots.   Give your athletes the skills to improve composure in matches. How do you give them the skills? Listen to this month's tennis psychology podcast to learn what mental game tips Dr. Cohn gives to sports parents to help their young tennis players with emotional control. *Download a free tennis psychology report to improve your tennis mindset between points. *Improve Your Mental Toughness for Tennis Quickly with Dr. Cohn’s new Tennis Confidence Audio Program *Subscribe to The Tennis Psychology Podcast at iTunes!

  • Emotional Control on The Tennis Court

    Emotional Control on The Tennis Court

    21/05/2017 Duración: 07min

    In this week's tennis psychology podcast, mental game of tennis expert, Dr. Patrick Cohn discusses: How can you help a tennis player let go of bad shots? First, you need to identify what is causing the frustration. Hitting a bad shot is not frustrating in and of itself. You’re reaction to bad shots makes them frustrating. Think of the mistake as the trigger. Your reaction to the trigger as the source of your frustration. What is creating the frustration? Listen to this month's tennis psychology podcast to learn what mental game tips Dr. Cohn gives to help tennis players improve their mental game. *Download a free tennis psychology report to improve your tennis mindset between points. *Improve Your Mental Toughness for Tennis Quickly with Dr. Cohn’s new Tennis Confidence Audio Program *Subscribe to The Tennis Psychology Podcast at iTunes!

  • Mental Tips to Close Out Tennis Matches

    Mental Tips to Close Out Tennis Matches

    23/04/2017 Duración: 07min

    In this week's tennis psychology podcast, mental game of tennis expert, Dr. Patrick Cohn discusses: Why do some tennis players sabotage themselves when leading a match or set and eventually end up losing in a 3rd set tie breaker? First, you need to identify the problem: What is the challenge? Sometimes when players are up, they start to play safe instead of aggressive. What is the solution? How can players close out the match when winning? Listen to this month's tennis psychology podcast to learn what mental game tips Dr. Cohn gives to Alex about helping him close out a match.. *Download a free tennis psychology report to improve your tennis mindset between points. *Improve Your Mental Toughness for Tennis Quickly with Dr. Cohn’s new Tennis Confidence Audio Program *Subscribe to The Tennis Psychology Podcast at iTunes!

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