In this column, we will give you tips to maintain and improve your concentration ability during a padel match.
Tips that will seem simple, yet many professionals try to improve this concentration, especially in stressful times.
We live in a technology society that has led humans to have a dispersed level of concentration, that is, capable of doing many things at once. For example, watching TV while chatting with your friends on a computer or on a phone while putting the washing machine on the road.
What might be positive in appearance is not when this attention deficit is transferred to other areas that require total concentration, such as sports. This is the case, for example, of a padel match in which the player must eliminate any distraction.
How to improve your level of concentration?
- Train your attention and concentration. There is a lot of practical exercise to develop your attention, which you can do at any time. It consists in attracting the visual attention on an object and focusing it for a long time until the oblivion of the external environment.
- Point by point. When a player loses his concentration, it is a sign that he is not focused on the point being unfolded, but on the point that has just happened or on the next. Therefore, play point by point, and forget what the scoreboard says. You can learn to live more the present in your life in general by developing short-term plans, not long-term plans.
- Do not think of anything. There is another useful exercise to apply in your life that will also help you padel. It's the exercise of thinking about nothing, not analyzing anything. For example, when you have a conversation with a friend, avoid value judgments, listen to what he says clearly without doing a second of interpretation.
- Avoid distractions. Keep your eyes always centered on the padel court to avoid unnecessary distractions.
- Celebrate the points you win, forget what you lose. You must fix your mind on the positive, and rule out any negative thought.
- Focus on short-term goals. Set small goals, for example, score three points in a row. In this way, you motivate yourself, and you gain confidence.
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.