Authors: John Ferguson Mathers

Affiliations: School of Sport, University of Stirling, Stirling, United Kingdom.

Journal: The Sport Psychologist

Abstract: Success on the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) World Tour requires a specific blend of perceptuo-motor 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 three-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.