The Mental Battle
Get your mind right before you step out there, by doing some warrior meditation in a quiet place.
After you have your thoughts under control.
“Picture yourself playing your best tennis on court, feel that emotion that comes with it and also talk yourself up with some empowering affirmations”.
The object here is to embrace the challenge and get your mind ready for mental warfare. (Shout out to Scott Bolan)
Go Over Your Battle Plan
Okay, after you get your mind ready for the match.
Take another look at your battle plan.
Again, picture yourself out there executing your shots and doing it under pressure.
Tennis is a feel game and if your plan doesn’t feel right for that day, tweak it a bit and focus on seeing it through.
Have a Plan B and C
You will need a back up plan, if your game plan doesn’t workout for you during the start of the match.
So think it out all on paper.
Strategize your plan, until it becomes so clear to you, that you can actually feel it.
This actually what the best players at every level do.
I call this becoming a “Grand Strategist”.
It’s like your plan is so thought out that, you become relax on court and play in the moment.
A few other tips, before I let you guys go.
Give your battle plan enough time to work.
5 games is long enough, so if things aren’t working by then, switch to plan B and see what happens.