Mental Fitness Workshop with Patricia Hy

On focus: “My energy was down, and I lost my focus.” Lost the match.

On tactics: “I was in control of the points, but she keeps getting everything back.” Lost the match.

On confidence: “I lost my forehand. It just wasn’t there for me.” Lost the match.

On competing: “It’s pointless playing against these pushers. All they do is hit moonballs.” Lost the match.

On pressure: “What’s the matter with him?  He is pushing.  Why doesn’t he hit the ball? Frozen.  Lost the match.


Those are the lines that I often hear from players and parents.
Everyone knows the importance of mental strength, but not everyone knows how to go about it. If these ring a bell with you, let me help strengthen your player’s mental fitness. I now spend all my time working with players building their mental strength thus, seeing the fruit of their labor winning tournaments, improving their UTR, and more importantly a much more focused and confident competitor.


More details of Patricia Hy’s background at

Event information:

Where: Zoom
When: Every Friday (November 20 – December 18, 2020) 
Time: 19:00 – 19:45 (EST)
Cost: $367.25
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