Success on the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) World Tour requires a specific blend of perceptuomotor abilities, technical proficiency, tactical awareness and mental skills. This case study describes the competitive structure of professional tennis and outlines the program of mental skills delivered to a professional tennis player over a 3-year period. The program embraced five stages: (1) education; (2) assessment/profiling; (3) mental skill learning; (4) application of mental skills in context and (5) evaluation, and was associated with some positive outcomes. This case study provides some possible guidelines for sport psychologists who may wish to provide consultancy services within professional tennis.
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sport and environment, and I could provide the general mental-training knowledge and expertise. The Case The current case aimed to design a mental-skills intervention to help recreational MMA athletes meet the psychological demands of their sport, in both local competitions/sparring and everyday
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, & Hall, 2014 ). It is evident that research indicates the positive effects that both biofeedback interventions and imagery interventions can have on sport performance. Sport and performance researchers have investigated the effects of multimodal mental skills interventions that utilize the grouping of
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mental health intervention in athletes: Applying self-determination theory . Frontiers in Psychology, 10, 1875 . PubMed ID: 31456725 doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2019.01875 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.01875 Shapiro , J.L. , & Etzel , E.F. ( 2018 ). An individualized multimodal mental skills intervention for