TFP 142: How to Become a Resilient Competitor with Dr. Larry Lauer

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On Episode 142 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I spoke with Dr. Larry Lauer, a mental skills specialist for USTA Player Development, about how to become a more resilient competitor.

Dr. Lauer earned a PhD in science, exercise, and sports psychology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He was previously the Director of Coaching Education and Development at the Institute for the Study of Youth Sports (ISYS) at Michigan State University. Dr. Lauer also was an assistant coach and mental coach for Michigan State Men’s Tennis, helping the team reach the 2013 NCAA tournament. Dr. Lauer was a sports psychologist consultant for USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program.  He currently co-hosts the Compete Like a Champion Podcast with Johnny Parkes.

On the show, you’ll learn how to become a more resilient competitor, a step by step process for improving your on-court performance, how to deal with pre-match nerves, mental training that you can do while stuck at home, how players at USTA’s National Tennis Center in Orlando train their mental game, excellent books for your mind, and much more!

I hope you enjoy my interview with Larry! Let us know what you think about the episode in the comments below!

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Links Mentioned in the Show


Compete Like a Champion Podcast

USTA Player Development

Net Generation


Can’t Hurt Me - David Goggins

Mind Gym: An Athlete’s Guide to Inner Excellence - Gary Mack

The Obstacle is the Way

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

In Pursuit of Excellence - Terry Orlick


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