Many tennis players believe that alone is enough to compete at a high level. The academy, through it’s coaches will prepare each player by teaching the basics of mental preparation on and off the court.
One of the academies objectives is to develop the powers of concentration, visualization and memory of each of it’s players. It also teaches each player to better understand how to control their emotions, develop their self confidence, to be combative and determined and be able to remain focused under pressure. The academy also teaches players how to better handle period’s of inactivity due to injury.
You will have understood that mental preparation is a team effort and that the coach is the “ key player” , all other components (physiotherapist, physical trainer, sports doctor, etc) will all contribute towards helping the player progress.