Mental Mastery by TAG International x Sports Psych

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Mental Mastery by TAG International x Sports Psych Consulting is a mental toughness for tennis course co-developed by TAG International’s Managing Partner xt and Singapore’s pioneer Sport & Performance Psychologist, Edgar Tham.

Edgar has worked with more than 40 different performance domains (e.g., sports, music, performing arts, military, civil defense, business, sales, online forex/futures trading, motor racing, professional poker, etc) from the schools to world championship levels since 1993. He was employed by the Singapore Government as its very first local sport psychologist in 1995. Edgar was the founding Head of the Sport Psychology Unit of the Singapore Sports Council in 1996. He was team consultant and traveling psychologist to numerous national teams preparing for the SEA Games, Asian Youth Games, Asian Games, Commonwealth Games, Youth Olympic Games, Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, World Championships, and ASEAN Armies Rifle Meets (till 2001). Currently, Edgar is a full-time sport & performance psychologist in private practice. He has consulted for and implemented season-long sport psychology programmes for numerous sports teams. Edgar is the author / co-author of the following publications:

  • Mental Toughness Strategies of the World’s Greatest Athletes, with Dr Daniel A. Weigand, Health Sciences Academy, USA, August 2010

  • Scientifically Slim: 30 Proven Ways to Lose Weight & Keep It Off, with Dr Machiel Kennedy & Shirlaine Phang, Langdon Street Press, USA, July 2009

  • World Sport Psychology Sourcebook, 3rd Edition (Chapter Contributor; Sport Psychology in Singapore), with Dr Teh Kong Chuan, Fitness Information Technology, USA, Dec 2001

  • Psychological Rehabilitation , Singapore Sports Council, Dec 2000

  • In the Zone: The Mindset for Peak Performance , Singapore Sports Council, July 1997

Edgar is also  an adjunct teaching faculty member of several undergraduate psychology and sport science diploma / degree courses. He is also a long-time lecturer for the Singapore Sports Council’s National Coaching Accreditation Program in Sport Psychology (Mental Skills Training) since 1996.

A lot of players tend to become tentative towards the business end of the match, or when victory is within grasp and seize to take their opportunities, and go from a winning position to a regrettable, painful defeat.

The Mental Mastery Course by TAG International x Sports Psych seeks to get tennis players to perform to the best of the ability. The course starts with a Psychological Profiling to allow the coaches to understand a player’s (i) Composure; (ii) Cope-ability; (iii) Confidence; (iv) Cohesiveness, and their mental attitudes when it comes to crunch time. With the information, the coaches can then impart important mental skills to the trainees through TAG International’s {5Rs} system towards playing each point to the best of one’s ability. It is the gold standard of pre-match routines that is used by ATP and WTA stars on the tour.

Mental Mastery by TAG International x Sports Psych also educates players on the percentages and optimal risk-management ratios for each point. While every point in a tennis game is important, their consequence towards winning the game is different. You would employ a very different tactical approach when you are up 40-0, compared to at 0-15 in a game, where winning the next point causes a heave an earth difference between the score being tied at 15-15 and you being down 0-30 and having your back to the wall in that game. A thorough understanding of the risk-reward ratio for every single point from love-all to sudden-deal allows competitive juniors and adults to appreciate optimal shot selections at any moment in a match.

With Mental Mastery by TAG International x Sports Psych, you now have the tools to play the best matches of your life.

Why hesitate? Sign up now and play the best tennis of your life. Approximately 25 hours with 22 hours on court and 4 hours with Sports Psych Consulting.

At TAG International, Where Champions Learn to Play.

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