In this article, I would like to talk about the fighting spirit in tennis. This is the only method I know of that you can use to stay mentally strong in tennis.
Face it, tennis is a tough sport and it’s a mental sport.
Tennis will test your character as a person, but the great thing is that you can build a stronger one while playing the sport. The first step in this “fighting spirit development” is learning to deal with setbacks and setbacks, mentally recovering as soon as possible. You can do this by not taking it personally.
A game doesn’t have to define your career, does it?
See, focusing on our failures most of the time, we keep this dark memory etched in our subconscious all the time, and that reliving it over and over again is really mental suicide for a lot of junior players, because they kill themselves – image over and over again when you relive it.
Discovering your own fighting spirit is actually striving for your own self-control, which means you will do all you can to stay clear of thoughts that will weaken your mental game. Do it first for a day, then go away for a week, after a month you will feel stronger. The secret that few tennis players have is that they really are holding back. Try to be aware of your thoughts on a daily basis and ask yourself this key question.
“How will thinking this way affect my energy?”
I am talking about the law of substitution. Whenever a negative or failure thought comes to your mind, dismiss it, then replace it with a more powerful thought!
The next step is to start playing each point with a do or die attitude in practice, players think they can turn that mindset on and off, but they can’t. Workouts make perfect, so start with practice, then you can let it extend into your match play. This is how champions mentally train daily on and off the pitch.
That’s what separates them, from the rest of the players on tour, they want to be the best and they know that a fighting spirit comes from playing at a certain high level all the time and that’s the only way to get there. arrive. Finding your inner fighting spirit is a journey.
Well, good luck!