Bounce, Hit

Do this drill to help control on-court stress

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In this issue’s video tennis lesson, Dave Anderson, head pro and director of tennis at Brookhaven Tennis Academy at Brookhaven Country Club in Dallas, teaches you how to improve your mental game.

As he explains, the term choke really refers to the fact that athletes under stress tend to hold their breath. The best athletes, however, have strong exhaling patterns.

How can you learn to breathe better while under pressure? Check out the drill in the video.


The drill shown is from the book by W. Timothy Gallwey, which Anderson recommends: The Inner Game of Tennis: The Classic Guide to the Mental Side of Peak Performance.



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