"I never give up in a match. However down I am, I fight until the last ball." (Bjorn Borg)
Mark has a strong knowledge of both the mental and strategic aspects of performing in tennis matches. He has worked with top 50 players in the ITF rankings and many highly nationally and sectionally ranked players. He is available to help you develop the necessary tools to compete at the highest level.
Tennis mental skills training (MST) includes, but is not limited to, helping you:
- stay focused
- stay positive on the court
- handle pressure
- manage your expectations
- develop a pre-serve routine and a pre-return of serve routine
- build your confidence
- set tennis goals
- work on your motivation
- develop a pre-performance routine (to prepare you mentally and physically before you start your matches)
Expert on Momentum in Tennis Matches
As part of his Masters in Sport Psychology, Mark made extensive research on understanding "Perceptions and Strategies of Psychological Momentum among Competing Tennis Players". He interviewed ex-ATP Tour and WTA Tour players, Satellite and Futures Tour players, and NCAA DI players, who offer strategies they use to develop and maintain positive momentum in a match and strategies to overcome negative momentum in a match. Click on the title of the study (above) to see the full Results and Discussion.
Get the Mental Edge.
Please contact Mark to discuss your full tennis MST needs, including information on individual consultations and how to bring group workshops (half-day and one-day) and guest speaking to your club.
Video #5: Jelena Jankovic appears to lose her emotional control after a bad call and Henin seizes the momentum.
You are also invited to join Mind Matters TENNIS on Facebook, where Mark offers mental game observations from the Sony Ericsson WTA Tennis Tour and ATP Tennis Tour. Please also see below to "like" Mind Matters TENNIS and for live feeds. Thank you:-
Mark J. Springett, M.A., CC-AASP
Certified Consultant #336, Association for Applied Sport Psychology
Tel: +1 (310) 854-2135 (based in Los Angeles, CA, travels weekly to San Diego)
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