On Episode 325 of The Tennis Files Podcast, you’ll learn how to improve your mental health and resilience with the WTA’s Mental Health and Performance Team.
On today’s episode, I interviewed three esteemed guests to talk about mental health: Caroline Zadina, Becky Ahlgren Bedics, and Kathy Martin from the WTA’s Mental Health and Performance Team.
Caroline is a Mental Health Care Provider at WTA who has counseled a wide range of athletes from high school to elite college and semi-professional competitors. She consults with NCAA member institutions to enhance team climate and culture, and with Olympic training programs to optimize performance transitions and safeguard athletes.
Becky is the Vice President of Mental Health and Wellness at WTA. She has been featured on ESPN Outside the Lines and NPR segments related to athlete development and fan behavior, respectively. Prior to joining the WTA, Becky owned a consulting company and partnered with athletics departments and conference offices to enhance their student-athlete development programs. Becky also joined the Janssen Sports Leadership Center as Director of Leadership Development.
Kathy is the Senior Director of Mental Health and Performance at WTA. She provides counseling and resources for WTA players relating to emotional health, sports performance, and safety. She is passionate about helping WTA players learn skills that will empower them to make smart and safe choices; improve their on-court performance and mental strategies; and manage the challenges of professional tennis life. Kathy develops WTA policy, education programs and resources for player safety, mental health and well-being.
On the show, you’ll learn techniques to improve your mental health and resilience, how to prepare yourself mentally before matches, the most important traits that make tennis players mentally tough, and much more!
I hope you enjoy my interview with Caroline, Becky, and Kathy from WTA! Let us know what you think about the episode in the comments below!
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