Defeating Negative Thinking

Negative thinking is easy to acquire and once it becomes a habit, requires consistent effort to change. Defeating negative thinking requires you to first become aware of what your negative thoughts and when they occur. Next, you need to make a list of the negative thoughts. Then,...

Sports Psychology for Tennis

The applications of sports psychology for tennis and other individual sports is growing as awareness of the importance of mental and emotional skills and the availability of training in these areas is increasing. In applying sports psychology for tennis players I draw on my...

Tennis Camps

Tennis camps come in all types and forms these days. In my younger years I went to several tennis camps and later in my career taught at tennis camps. Tennis camps can range from recreational programs for kids to attend after school to high performance training programs for elite...

Tennis Performance and Non-Verbal Behavior

What does your non-verbal say about you? How do facial expressions and gestures affect others around you? Research suggests that more of what we communicate happens through out body rather than our words. At a recent presentation I gave on “Mental Skills for Tennis”, participants...

Andre Agassi

Former tennis great Andre Agassi’s new autobiography, “Open” should more appropriately have been titled, “Closed”. Closed is how Andre was for most of his life. Although depressed, confused and conflicted for long periods of time, he apparently suffered silently.

Hypnosis for Tennis

In my work as a sport psychology consultant, I have been using hypnosis with athletes for many years. More recently, I have used it with some of the elite junior tennis clients I work with and have been very pleased with how well they have responded and how quickly the...

Impact of Personal Crisis on Work and Performance

One day after catapulting from obscurity to international fame as the giant killer of the top women tennis players in the world at the US Open, young 17 year old Melodie Oudin has a bombshell dropped on her: her father is divorcing her mother for sleeping with Melody’s long time...

Peak Performance Training

Peak Performance Training is designed to help individuals perform at their best whether it be in business, sport or the performing arts. As I listened to the commentators extolling the “mental toughness” of the latest young superstar at the US OPEN tennis championships, the 17...

Team Unity in Women’s Sports

As a consultant to tennis coaches and players, I often hear that a big concern surrounds women’s teams and league play. Whining, complaining, bickering, pettiness and backstabbing seems to be rampant among this group.
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