One of the most difficult things to control in a paddle game is concentration. It is normal for distractions to occur during play, including changes in pace, breaks, duration, fatigue or stress. We must then place great importance on mental training as it is an essential part of a positive result of a match.

Time and again, we've heard teammates, opponents say things like, "I'm out of the game," "I lost focus at the worst moment." For this to not happen, you need to know how to control distractions, and how to maintain a consistent level of focus in the field.

Concentration has been defined as a psychic process of deliberately focusing all mind's attention on an objective, object, or activity that is being or is about to be, leaving aside the series of events. or other objects that may be able to interfere in their realization.

As with other psychological factors influencing our padel performance, such as visualization or stress control, concentration can also be captured on and off the field. Although each person is different and, as everywhere, there are people who are more easily distracted than others, there are focus exercises of attention that can be done during our workouts.

Focus on distractions and exercises to help us focus on a padel court:

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Alexis Dutour

Alexis Dutour is passionate about paddle. With his training in communication and marketing, he puts his skills at the service of the padel to offer us articles always very interesting.