| By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

Tennis to the Max is set to lead a six-week mental tennis course at Carefree Racquet Club. If you are a player with competitive experience along with a sophisticated knowledge of stroking and strategy, but just don’t consistently win matches against players you feel you should beat, and you don’t understand why? Tennis to the Max may have the answers.

This program will help provide the answers to that very important question, not only through theory, but through on-court practice and training. As in all aspects of sport, practice and repetition propels players forward. Tennis to the Max's six-week program will give you with the opportunity to both learn new skills and integrate them into your overall game.

Tennis to the Max covers five areas that are critical for building mental toughness. The workshop will concentrate on one topic each session, rotating them around the calendar. Players will spend one hour in the classroom with a sport psychology consultant and the second hour on-court with a USPTA-certified tennis coach.

This intensive program includes:

Non-judgmental awareness
Choking fear
Relaxation and breath awareness
Visualization, including video support and reinforcement
And much more. 

The session are set for Wednesdays, Feb. 5, 12 and 26, and March 5, 12 and 26 from 1:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. at Carefree Racquet Club, located at 1414 Jerusalem Avenue in North Merrick, N.Y.

For more information and to register, e-mail tina@tennistothemax.com, call (631) 988-1109 or visit www.tennistothemax.com.

Tina Greenbaum and Fred Sperber of Tennis to the Max explain their approach to mental tennis training


Attendees at the Tennis to the Max event at Carefree Racquet Club


Workshop attendees take to the court for some hands-on instruction