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May 12, 2024

Welcome to the Tennis Psychology Podcast by Dr. Patrick Coach of Peak Performance Sports. Dr. Cohn and his team of mental performance coaches work with junior to professional tennis players to help them reach their goals and play more consistent tennis. In the podcast, Dr. Cohn will discuss service routines and return...


Aug 24, 2023

In this episode, Dr. Cohn answers a question from a reader about why tennis players can hit the ball well in practice but not their matches. And do the yips exist in tennis? Here's the question of the week.

SHERRY: "How can I overcome the yips on my forehand during competition? I seem to be able to hit it just fine...


Aug 3, 2023

In this episode, Dr. Cohn answers a question from a reader about how to manage anxiety and stress when playing tennis.

JENNY: "I get really bad anxiety and stress playing tennis. I do enjoy playing it and practicing it, but I don’t really enjoy the competitive side because of all the stress it gives me. Instead...


Jul 13, 2023

In this episode, Dr. Cohn answers a question from a reader about his son who protects his lead in the match. Here's the question of the week:

PETER: My son played a semifinal match and he was ahead 6-2 5-2 and playing amazingly. Then according to him, he started playing safe to close the match. The match went to a set...


Jun 22, 2023

In this episode, Dr. Cohn answers a question from a reader about helping his young athlete with fragile confidence. Here is the question of the week:

ELVIS: I am a parent of an 8-year-old daughter, who makes a lot of unforced errors. I train her myself, even though I do not have formal tennis education. Last game, a...