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Tennis Coaching Tip of the Day #20: Articles & Video on Dealing with Nerves

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The following video shows what can happen to players when they get nervous in tennis matches. Below the video are links to articles to help deal with nerves when playing tennis. Nerves can be a good thing!

Annabel Croft describes how the inability to control her own fear negatively impacted on her ability to play to her potential.

How to beat your nerves by Brad Gilbert
http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2007/jun/05/tennis.sport1

How to Fight a Case of Nerves in Tennis – Five Keys You need to Know by examiner.com
http://www.examiner.com/article/how-to-fight-a-case-of-nerves-tennis-five-keys-you-need-to-know

How to Cope with Prematch Anxiety or Nerves by sportspyschologytennis.com
http://www.sportspsychologytennis.com/?p=1609

How to Respond Better to Nerves by Mentally Tough Tennis on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/mentallytough.tennis/posts/342483695958510:0

Why getting nervous before competing is a great thing! by McCaw Method on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/McCawMethod/photos/a.171111606242981.34645.171104789576996/893913793962755/?type=1&fref=nf

Staying Focused/Relaxed during a match by the USTA
http://www.usta.com/Improve-Your-Game/Instrcution/Mental/Staying_focused_and_relaxed_during_a_match/

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