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During this ground-breaking new booklet and CD from the USTA, coaches, mom and dad, and gamers of all degrees of ability will detect serious drills, actions, and on- and off-court training concepts to increase the mental-toughness abilities that are so serious to the game of tennis. Covers participant dedication and self-regulation, aim surroundings, motivation, tension administration, focus, imagery, self belief, sportsmanship and personality development, and masses, even more. This must-have reference is destined to develop into some of the most vital and precious works within the psychological instruction of tennis gamers

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Or having players that do not perform their best under pressure? Whatever the reason might be, this book can help. This book was designed in response to coaches wanting to have practical skills and drills to employ with their players. Thus, the primary purpose of this book is to provide a reference of mental toughness skills drills and activities. However, top coaches realize that, just like teaching tennis skills, teaching mental skills is not a single, isolated activity. You cannot be successful just teaching drills.

Similarly, when teaching children thought-replacement strategies, he has them imagine they are a television remote-control device and emphasizes they can turn from the negative, self-defeating channel to a more positive, productive one by clicking that remote control in their head. As a developmental note of caution, you must adapt to the age and maturity of your players. USTA Player Development’s Progressive Development of a High Performance Player (Figure 2-3) provides guidelines for when certain types of mental skills should be addressed and developed.

These individuals are, in no particular order, Betsy Smith, Dr. Nicole Damarjian, and Dr. Marc Strickland. Kristine Johnson, Missy Wright, and Jennifer Thomas were also invaluable in helping us with the editing of the book. Finally, we want to thank all of the coaches for volunteering their time and expertise to take part in the focus group and survey portions of the research project. Numerous athletes also allowed us to field test the skills and drills with them, and the editors are especially appreciative of the participants who provided feedback on the mental-training exercises in USA Tennis High Performance Coaching Programs conducted over a five-year period.

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