Performance Anxiety and Tennis

Performance anxiety

Everyone at some point in their life has experienced performance anxiety; that sense of fear and dread that is experienced when faced with the prospect of performing to achieve a reward or recognition. The greater the reward, the more likely one is to experience performance anxiety. To minimize the detrimental effects of performance anxiety, you…

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The Art and Psychology of Tennis

The Art and Psychology of Tennis

The art and psychology of tennis is not just about tennis, it is about life. Whether we are conscious or not of it, all of our behavior is connected to our unique or not so unique psychology. Since I can remember and long before I became a physician and even knew what psychology meant, I…

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Potential Male Top-Teners

Potential Male Top-Teners

There has been some upheaval in the top ten over the last year, due primarily to injury. Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Stan Wawrinka,Tomas Berdych, Kei Nishikori, David Ferrer and Milos Raonic have all fallen out of the top ten. The vacancies created by their absence were quickly filled with a crop of younger players:  Alexander…

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