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20 04, 2017

Acceptance Does Not Equal Mediocrity

By | 2017-04-27T17:59:14+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Anxiety, Fearless Tennis, Managing your Thoughts, Mindset, Sports Psychology|Comments Off on Acceptance Does Not Equal Mediocrity

Athletes not yet steeped in the concept of mindfulness--a burgeoning field over the past decade--might think that this concept of "acceptance" equates to mediocrity. That is, when things don't go well or you don't win, accepting what happened means you are not good enough, perhaps just mediocre, and you just need to face that reality. [...]

17 04, 2017

Don’t Let Your First Thought Run the Show

By | 2017-04-17T17:48:47+00:00 April 17th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Don’t Let Your First Thought Run the Show

When I was younger I am quite sure that I never viewed my internal life as something that I had control over. If I was bored that was what was something I had to deal with. If I was worried before a match or panicking that I might suffer a bad loss I often went [...]

14 04, 2017

Being Critical is Key But Not at the Wrong Time

By | 2017-04-14T14:59:10+00:00 April 14th, 2017|Anxiety, Competition, Inner Game, Managing your Thoughts, Mindset, Sports Psychology|Comments Off on Being Critical is Key But Not at the Wrong Time

I work with a world-champion cyclist. She is dedicated and disciplined. She eats well. She trains daily for hours to prepare for events so she can do well and win. She has high aspirations, which is great. All of this requires a level of critical analysis to make sure she is on track and doing [...]

20 03, 2017

Playing with Freedom

By | 2017-03-20T14:12:28+00:00 March 20th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Playing with Freedom

Before I transformed my mind and approach to competitive tennis I had a pretty rigid view of my game and place in the tennis rankings. Basically, my self-image reflected my past results and view on how I typically played in matches. Of course, as a result, if I was playing someone I knew was ranked [...]

1 03, 2017

Play with Gratitude

By | 2017-03-01T06:42:03+00:00 March 1st, 2017|Fearless Tennis, Inner Game, Mindset|Comments Off on Play with Gratitude

  One of the best ways to replicate your best day on the court is to remember to be grateful for the moment you are in right now. We now have conclusive evidence from MRI scans of the brain and more dependable biofeedback procedures that show how a feeling of gratitude or deep appreciation can [...]

28 09, 2016

Are you Ready to Change?

By | 2017-03-20T20:29:15+00:00 September 28th, 2016|Competition, Fearless Tennis, Inner Game, Managing your Thoughts, Mindset, Sports Psychology|Comments Off on Are you Ready to Change?

One of my main objectives when I work with athletes is to help them deeply engage in the "process." Most athletes understand the concept of an outcome focus vs. a process focus by now. However, actually doing it, committing to a particular process, regardless of the outcome is far from easy. There is a big [...]

12 05, 2016

5 Rules to Close the Gap Between Parents and Athletes

By | 2017-03-20T09:48:45+00:00 May 12th, 2016|Confidence, Inner Game, Junior Tennis, Mindset, parenting athletes, Sports Psychology|Comments Off on 5 Rules to Close the Gap Between Parents and Athletes

Nearly 35 million children and adolescents participate in organized youth sports in the United States. Thirty-five percent of these same children say they will likely quit the following year. In the United States, youth participation in organized sports has dramatically increased over the past 25+ years from approximately 18 million children in 1987 to 60 [...]

31 08, 2015

Closing Out Matches

By | 2016-02-29T09:10:29+00:00 August 31st, 2015|Tennis One Magazine|0 Comments

By Jeff Greenwald, M.A., MFT. “We had it. It was mine. I can’t believe it. What happened? I blew it. I choked. Aaargh.” Matches at all levels are lost every day because players are unable to “close it out.” Pros, juniors, college players, and competitive league players confront this challenge universally. Interestingly, in many ways, [...]