In the first article in this series, I talked about the importance of unconditional self-acceptance as one of the foundations of true confidence. (Click Here.)
Tennis gives you an opportunity to learn a lot about yourself. If you have confidence, you need to use it effectively. If you don't have enough of it, you need to learn what you can do to genuinely become more confident.
To build more confidence, focus more on building a better version of yourself. If you can do that, it will improve your chances of getting desired outcomes more often.
Ben Loeb has been the varsity tennis coach for the boys' and girls' teams at Rock Bridge High School in Columbia, Missouri for over 30 years. His teams have won more than 1000 dual matches, made 38 appearances in the final four of the state team championships, and won 17 state titles. Been also teaches a high school sports psychology class and has used the principles he has developed to help hundreds of players to overcome the mental and emotional challenges of playing winning competitive tennis.
Ben's new book, Next-Level Coaching, outlines the principles he has developed over his career as a player and a championship coach to help overcome the mental and emotional challenges of playing and enjoying competitive tennis. It includes detailed self-assessment questionnaires and plans of action to help any player our coach use sports psychology to reach the next level.