Pressure, stress, and the threat of losing control all have the power to inhibit a tennis player’s professional, athletic, and sometimes even everyday performance. How can the athlete manage these challenges? Wild Card is the must-have guide for navigating these difficult moments. Though targeted specifically at the elite tennis player, it appeals to any athlete who has the ambition to perform at their best, who faces extreme challenges and wants to master them. Written from the perspective of world-class tennis player, Laura Siegemund, this guide equips the athlete with the tools to develop concentration, focus, resilience, the ability to handle mistakes, and self-regulation—all that the high-performance athlete needs to master the mental game. Guiding the reader through the highs and lows of a match, even an entire tournament, Laura Siegemund provides insight into extreme mental game situations and their complexity and resolves these situations together with mental coach and sports scientist, Prof. Dr. Stefan Brunner. With this book, the reader will feel empowered to win
Laura Siegemund is a world-class tennis player, two-time Grand Slam winner in doubles and mixed doubles, and two-time Olympian. She holds the highest coaching license from the German Tennis Federation, has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, and lectures in competitive sports and business companies. Laura currently resides in the United States.
Prof. Dr. Stefan Brunner is a sports scientist and mental coach. He coaches high-performance athletes in various sports. Brunner is an author, having also written for many journals and scientific articles, and university lecturer. He holds a doctorate in sports psychology.
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