Three characterstics of a mentally strong tennis player

1. The Mind is everything 

It can be your best friend or your biggest enemy. When you choose to act, think and stay positive, especially during pressure situations in matches, the better chance you will have of succeeding. 
You will be surprised how many better skilled or talented players you can beat just by keeping ‘it together’ and believing. Work on bettering your self-talk everyday!

2. Look and act like a Winner 

Your body language speaks volumes. They say you can tell a winner from a a mile away. Your posture and the way you carry yourself sends a powerful message to your opponent/s.Walking around with slumped shoulders and dragging your feet, sends a message that you are doubtful, negative and unsure. In fact, it only gives your opponents more energy and power. Walking and moving like a winner (even when you are trailing in a match), sends a message of “I’m coming at you with my best”!

3. Never, ever give up! 

If you keep ‘hanging in there’, great things can happen. I promise you. No matter how badly you are performing or how impossible it seems, there’s a chance. Why? Because you’re still alive and ‘in it’.
In fact, your best chance to turn a match around is when your opponent thinks they are near the finish line and have already won. That’s when you stay in the process and keep playing!
Your opponents fear it most, when they are close to winning and you are still putting the pressure on!

Remember this: THERE IS ALWAYS A CHANCE AS LONG AS YOU KEEP FIGHTING AND BELIEVING!

A winner mentality is built upon choices. If you choose implement the 3 things listed above, you are already on the path to success.

 

 

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