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The 16 Second Cure (Dr. Jim Loehr) is a very good method to regain control or your anxiety and emotions between points. It will help you to structure your time during points or games and to be better prepared for the next point. You can modify it to fit your personal needs, personality and ability. The 16 Second Cure includes 4 stages:
- Positive Physical Response – Following a lost point, make a quick decisive move away from the mistake as if you say with your body “no problem”. Immediately transfer your raquet to your non-dominant hand with your head tilted up and walk back to your position with shoulders back, head up, and eyes forward and down, projecting a strong, confident image.
- Relaxation Response – Once behind the baseline keep your feet moving. Your eyes should be looking at the strings of your racquet or at the ground. Shake out your arms if necessary to release tension. Always walk several feet behind the baseline before starting the next point. The more stressful the point, the more time you should take in this stage.
- Preparation Response – Move toward your serve or service return position. Project the strongest, most confident image possible. Now is when you should plan what you’re going to do with the upcoming point.
- Automatic Ritual Response – If you’re serving, bounce the ball at least two times and pause after the last bounce to gather yourself before starting the service motion. This will guard agains hurrying when under pressure. If youre returning fix your eyes on the bal on the other side. Maintain movement by jumping up and down or swaying back and forth. Some players like to spin their racquet in their hand.
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