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An Exclusive Evening with Dr. Vanessa Costa at the 'Giallissimo di Settembre Tournament'

Mental training in sports: how to optimize your performance

What does it take to excel in sports? Discover the secrets of success in sports with Dr. Vanessa Costa at the 'Golden September Tournament,' a charity event organized by the Tennis Club Bergamo to support scientific research on female cancers by the Umberto Veronesi Foundation, of which Daema is an official partner. Emotion management, performance under pressure, and mental well-being - all in one evening. Register now!

  • How can I manage my emotions to avoid negatively impacting my performance?

  • What strategies can I use to prevent the ‘yips’ during the game?

  • How can I maintain my performance at the same level as during practice when I’m in a match?

  • What techniques can I employ to handle the emotion associated with the presence of the audience?

These are some of the questions that non-professional athletes often ask themselves during a competition or even during an informal game. The gaming experience, whether it’s an official tournament or a casual match with friends, can lead to a range of emotions and mental demands that directly impact sports performance. Let’s try to understand why.

The Importance of Mental Training in Individual Sports like Golf, Tennis, and Beyond…

Individual sports such as golf and tennis are fascinating yet demanding because they require a perfect synergy between technical execution, physical training, game vision, and strategy. These technical, tactical, and physical elements require an effective mental approach to translate into successful performance. Mental preparation or mental training is a journey of self-awareness aimed at optimizing a player’s performance, also considering personal well-being.

Mental training involves systematic training of mental skills and psychological capabilities specific to each sport and individual athlete’s needs.

Even for non-professional players, understanding the crucial role of mental components in sports performance and applying simple techniques for managing emotions and errors is fundamental.

Improve Your Sports Performance with Dr. Vanessa Costa at the ‘Giallissimo di Settembre’ Tournament.

These topics will be explored in depth during the concluding evening of the ‘Giallissimo di Settembre’ tournament, organized by the Tennis Club Bergamo in collaboration with the Bergamo delegation of the Umberto Veronesi Foundation and Daema, the official partner of the initiative.

Dr.ssa Vanessa Costa, Sports Psychologist,

Dr. Vanessa Costa, a sports psychologist, will outline the key elements of mental training applied to individual sports like tennis and golf, as well as track and field and running. With an interesting perspective on the crucial aspect of personal well-being, simple techniques that even amateur athletes can immediately experiment with on and off the field will be presented.

In addition to sharing valuable advice on managing emotions on the field and providing practical tips for improving sports performance, Dr. Vanessa Costa will be available to answer questions from guests directly.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to gain knowledge and skills to enhance your game.

An event not to be missed!

when: Saturday, October 7, 2023, at 7:00 PM

where: Tennis Club Bergamo – via P. Ruggeri da Stabello, 11/A – Bergamo – Italy

mandatory registration: by Thursday, October 5 through the form below

Discover program details and proceed with registration below:

You can also send your questions in advance to It will be a pleasure to forward them to Dr. Costa, who will respond during the event.”

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