Winning Pre-Match Routines

Howdy! Welcome to the Pre-Match Routines section of Mental Toughness. These routines have been submitted from players of all different abilities, from world-class players to 3.5 players. Use these sample routines to help develop your own winning match routine. We will add new routines every month, so be sure to check the website frequently!

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Personalized Routine Template

Warm Up and Stretching

Bill Matthews Tennis Routine
Tom Sheehan Tennis Routine
Mike Tammen Routine
Ivan Lendl Tennis Routine
Heather Drakulich Tennis Routine
Gail Patton Tennis Routine
Mike Drakulich Routine
Brett Hall Routine
Igor Vuletic Routine
Ray Wehde Routine
Rob Knox Tennis Routine
Len Wofford Tennis Routine
Bonnie Ehle Tennis Routine


Do you have a great pre match routine? If so, we’d love to have you send it on to us so we can share it with others!

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I have been taking private and group lessons for 10 years with Steve Vaughan and learn new ideas and strengths with each workout. It helps me focus to win those critical points when in a competition situation. I will continue to work out with my partner and another couple this coming year to help our team win!!

Lucy Zapf

I like his individualized approach to teaching because no one size fits all. He also takes an analytical approach to the game and is willing to make suggestions on things he sees, even if it’s not in a lesson setting. It’s also great to have someone with Steve’s playing ability and teaching experience living right here with us and interacting with us on a daily basis.

Bruce Wulf

There are many things to enjoy about Steve’s tennis camps. The small groups into which you are placed allows for maximum observation, practice and play time. These groups change daily as players are matched with others as they progress and develop their skills and techniques.

Chuck Owens