Monday, 6 July 2009

Tim Henman

During Wimbledon fortnight I tend to get a lot of interview requests from the media regarding the mental side of tennis. One of the recurring topics is the question of what the media perceive to be Tim Henman’s failure.

Love him or not, Tim Henman was Britain’s most successful tennis player for decades. He won 11 World ATP tournaments, including the Paris Masters, reached the Semi-Finals at Wimbledon four times, once at the French Open and once at the US Open and ranked as high as number four in the World.

If that is considered failure, it’s a wonder why anyone would want to aim to be at the top of their sport.

Andy Barton
The Sporting Mind - Mental Training for Sport

1 comment:

  1. i was just wondering..i am thinking of doing sports psychology and would it be a help to have it before doing a pga degree im 17 and play of a 5 handicap and would be thinking of turning pro when im 23...
    i would also to the nlp course and would it be beneficial in getting me ajob?? one day i would love to coach the best players in the world or the best up and coming amatuers perhaps a national coach?? thanks for reading darragh ,ireland