Analysis of Cognitive Coaching and it’s Impact on the Performance of Tennis Players

  • Asif Riaz M.Phil. Scholar, Department of Sports Sciences and Physical Education, University of Lahore.
  • Syed M. Bilal Gillani Assistant Professor, Department of Sports Sciences and Physical Education, The University of Lahore, Lahore.
  • Syed Ihtisham Ahmed Principal, Al-Razi Institute, Lahore.
Keywords: cognitive coaching, consciousness, self-efficacy, tennis, performance.


The purpose of this study was to examine the level of impact of cognitive coaching on tennis player’s performance and also to figure out how cognitive coaching impacts the performance of tennis players. In this study, eighty male national tennis players were randomly selected from Punjab lawn tennis coaching center. Three instruments consciousness scale efficacy scale and performance scale were used to collect data. The reliability analysis of the three scales were greater than 0.5, indicating good reliability. Regression model was developed to examine the impact of consciousness and efficacy on a tennis player’s performance. Consciousness and efficacy had positive and significant (p<0.05) while experience had positive and insignificant (p>0.05) impact on tennis players’ performance. The result of the regression analysis shows that variable of experience is insignificant i.e., it did not cause any variation in dependent variable. The variable of consciousness scale and efficacy scale are significant as their values are greater than 2, and their p-value is less than 0.05 which is evidence of their significance. It was recommended that the players should be encouraged by their coaches to increase their confidence; furthermore, their participation in cognitive coaching will enable them to perform confidently. It will also help them to take control of their skills; thereby resulting in improved performance.