Measuring the Mental (or a Tale of Three Matches), part III

“Sometimes the brain gets the better of the athlete.” These words came courtesy of Steve, the head teaching pro at my tennis club, when I debriefed with him after a recent loss. Truth is, I had lost the match before stepping onto the court. Consider this a cautionary tale. My opponent on the day in […]

Head Games

Have you been in a pressure-filled situation where you initially felt confident and then negative thoughts took hold? The outcome can be potentially devastating.

Case in point: Serena Williams was fighting her biggest rival in the Miami Open semifinals last week and it wasn’t Simona Halep, her feisty Romanian opponent. You know where this is going, right?