Psychological implications of ‘expecting the ball back’


  • Suresh Kumar Sonachalam
  • Edward Horne



psychology, visualisation, imagery


Mental toughness is widely accepted as the main aspect that makes the difference at the professional level. Hence it is becoming increasingly important that the coaches integrate psychological training in their day-to-day training program. This article discusses how a simple instruction of ‘Expecting the ball back’ that is commonly used, can have far reaching psychological benefits, if used with the right understanding.


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How to Cite

Sonachalam, S. K., & Horne, E. (2015). Psychological implications of ‘expecting the ball back’. ITF Coaching & Sport Science Review, 23(67), 9–10.




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