Tennis: Winning the Mental Match


Overcome your emotions, fears and nerves and build confidence for success in life and on the courts Tennis: Winning the Mental Match by Dr. Allen Fox

Tennis is more difficult mentally than most other sports. Because of its one-on-one personal nature, it feels more important than it is. Competitive matches can become highly stressful, and losing is painful. Emotions tend to get out of hand, with fears and nerves becoming difficult to control. Confidence comes and goes; the scoring system is diabolical; and everyone is at risk of choking, even the greatest players in the world. This book attacks these and other issues faced by players of all levels. Dr. Allen Fox’s solutions are logical and straightforward, and most importantly, they have been tested on court and they work. See what's in it...

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GREAT PLAYERS AND THEIR CHOICE OF COACHES

 
Fed and Edberg

By Allen Fox, Ph.D.  c  2014, all rights reserved There has been much talk recently about Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic, and Roger Federer hiring former champions to be their coaches. There are several reasons why this is probably a good idea, most obvious is the credibility and respect former champions bring to the relationship. Their […]

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THE RETURN OF THE VOLLEY

 
volley

By Allen Fox, Ph.D.  c  2013, all rights reserved Over the years the game has evolved many times into many different forms. And it seems to be evolving yet again. The volley is beginning to reappear and assume, at the highest levels of the game, increasing importance. But it is not the volley of yesteryear, […]

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PLAN B, THE ULTIMATE WEAPON

 
plan B

By Allen Fox, Ph.D.  c  2013, All rights reserved What happens if you can’t conjure up a Plan A strategy that gives you an obvious game plan edge over your opponent? Then you go to Plan B, which relies on a wearing-away process. We all have limited reserves of willpower, and we can only withstand […]

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PERSONALITY AND THE TENNIS CHAMPIONS

 
Nadel

By Allen Fox, Ph.D., c 2013, All Rights Reserved   When I was working on my first book, “If I’m the Better Player, Why Can’t I Win?”, I became interested in how tennis champions differed in personality from ordinary people. (As opposed to simply being superior physical athletes.) To answer this I administered personality tests […]

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CHAMPIONS ARE ALERT AND EXTREMELY SENSITIVE TO ACTIONS THAT LEAD TO SUCCESS

 
alert

By Allen Fox, Ph.D.  c   2005, all rights reserved book excerpt from “THE WINNER’S MIND” The winners seek information and mentally file away for future use every scrap of available data. Most importantly, they see what works. Much learning comes from experience, and the champions are alert. They concentrate intently on the task at hand, […]

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PLAYING IN THE WIND

 
Serena Williams

By Allen Fox, Ph.D. c 2013, all rights reserved The only player who can beat Serena Williams is Serena Williams. She is superior to almost every player on the women’s tour in every aspect of the game except emotional stability. She moves faster, hits harder, and serves immensely better. If she doesn’t self-destruct nobody has […]

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BEWARE OF EXCUSE-MAKING

 
no excuses

BOOK EXCERPT FROM “TENNIS: WINNING THE MENTAL MATCH” By Allen Fox, Ph.D. c 2010, all rights reserved Hard-fought, dragged out tennis matches often become stressful. We want to win but fear we might not. One means of escaping the pressure to win is by making excuses. As bad as losing is, it doesn’t seem so […]

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