My husband and I were joking that we should hire a sports psychologist for our son. At first I thought it was a bad idea, but I'm thinking that it might be just the right thing for him, although I don't know much about the profession and if there is anyone in the Phoenix area worth the money. My son was very frustrated with himself after a tournament this weekend. He says he kept playing too safe because he was nervous and if he tried to 'go for it', he would over hit and hit the balls long. So, he chose to keep the ball in play and took 50% pace off his shots and got his rear handed to him in the process. He had 2 matches go to a 3rd set and he lost both of them. He says he doesn't know how to calm his nerves and he says that he gets more frustrated with himself as the match moves on. He says he doesn't understand why after a year of playing tournaments that he still gets so nervous and plays like a 'pusher'(his words, not mine). So, I was also wondering if there are any techniques or phrases I could use with him to coach him? Books? Or, is a sports psychologist really a good idea sometimes???