Successful performance development

You have to focus on one match at a time, it can be easy to look ahead and look at other results, but the main thing is to just focus on your own game.Andy Murray

For a performance to successfully develop, it is important to understand the different approaches to training across the four factors:

  • Physical
  • Mental
  • Emotional
  • Social

It is also necessary to set appropriate training goals and to monitor and evaluate progress and development.

Goal setting

It is important to set goals as they help motivate and give targets to aim for.

Small training goals can give a performer a little push on the way to achieving their ultimate long-term goal.

Andy Murray celebrates winning match point against Japan's Kei Nishikori. 14th June, 2016
Andy Murray celebrates winning match point, 14th June, 2016. Action Plus Sports Images / Alamy Stock Photo

Benefits of goal setting

  • Increase in motivation and determination, as long as goals are realistic and attainable
  • Reinforces desire to keep working
  • Provides a performance focus
  • Provides valuable feedback