Flushing Meadows, NY (PRWEB) August 24, 2013
The US Open is about to begin and the players who are likely to win are those who can remain calm, confident and focused under pressure. But how do players learn to get mentally tough and psychologically ready for big tournaments?
Jay P. Granat, Ph.D., Psychotherapist, Founder, http://www.StayInTheZone.com and author of How To Get In The Zone And Stay In The Zone With Sport Psychology And Self-Hypnosis Zone Tennis, How To Get Into The Zone In Just One Minute, How To Lower Your Golf Score With Sport Psychology, 101 Ways To Break A Hitting Slump, How To Putt In The Zone, How To Avoid Choking, Get Mentally Tough And Stay In The Zone and How To Get a Killer Serve With Sport Psychology and other peak performance books, CDs provides counseling services to top tennis players and to athletes from every sport from around the world.
“Tennis professionals have to learn how to deal with the stress of competing on a regular basis, traveling extensively, managing frequent pressure and handling relationships with coaches, players, parents and the media. Some players need help in managing these stressors and the distractions that can impact their well being and their on-court performance. Some need help in remaining focused and in managing their emotions,” says Granat.
“Other players need help in remaining calm and confident during key points and during big matches. When you see players adjusting their strings and looking at them in between points they are changing their self-talk and trying to communicate with themselves more positively and more effectively," says Granat.
Dr. Granat who practices in River Edge, New Jersey has coached elite athletes from around the world in virtually every sport. His clients have included several Olympic Gold Medal Winners.
In the spring, Dr. Granat lectured to a group of forty female tennis players at Trump National in Bedminster, New Jersey. During the session, he showed them how their mind can help their bodies be more flexible. Flexibility is quite important for tennis players and all of the participants in the workshop learned how to loosen up their joints in a few minutes with a simple mental technique.
Last month, Dr. Granat lectured to a group of junior tennis players who are attending the Maywood Tennis Summer Camp in Bergen County, New Jersey. Dr. Granat taught the kids some basic techniques for staying confident, focused and optimistic on the court. He also educated the youngsters about the mind-body connection.
“Over the years, I have developed some simple tools and techniques to help players get into the zone more often. Juniors, weekend warriors and tennis pros can all benefit from mastering the mental part of this sport,” says Granat the author of a mental toughness program for tennis players.
According to Dr. Granat, “The more skilled you are at tennis, the more mental the game becomes. At the highest level, it is about who is able to stay calm, confident and focused when the pressure is on.”
Granat has been featured in major media outlets including The New York Times, Good Morning America, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The Chicago Tribune, The BBC, The CBC,
WCBS-TV, Tennis Magazine, Sports Illustrated and ESPN. He writes a weekly self-help column for five newspapers.
He is available for coaching and for seminars and can be reached at 888 580-ZONE or at info(at)stayinthezone(dot)com .
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