Normalising the Choke




It is among the most common issue people seek my advise on.

In fact, all players choke.

Whether it be Novak Djokovic when leading 4-2 in the 5th against Fed in last years Wimbledon final.

Or Fed himself at match point in the same match.

Or Serena in several huge matches of late.

Watching Aussie Marc Polmans escape with a gutsy 5 set win after getting tight and missing several chances to win in 4 sets yesterday at the Aussie Open reminded me of the most important skill to develop when it comes to choking.

Because all players will do it to some degree quite regularly...Responding well to choking, rather than reducing the choke itself, is the more important skill to develop. 

This starts with normalising it...