[tennisbiz] Re: Dealing with bad attitudes
What you are describing are your players outward behaviors. Their underlying
attitude and negative thoughts need to be identified before they can be
modified.If you know of a sports psychologist, he or she might be willing to
consult with your team or individual members. You might get some ideas
through some websites(mental toughness etc.). I write a column for
TennisTwist.Com which addresses aspects of this issue.
I would guess that a part of their concerns are fear of failure, not looking
good to themselves or others and focusing too much on the outcome rather than
the process. They probably have lost the JOY of playing and play to avoid
losing rather than to win.
Good luck. Let me know how you progress.
Robert F. Heller,Ed.D.,ABPP,USPTA
Received on Thu Apr 19 2001 - 08:54:19 CDT