Sport psychologist and Mental-Coach

Prof. Dr. Maite Torres Terry


Mental toughness for tennis and life

Mental toughness for tennis and life on and off court

My name is Maite Torres Terry and I'm a mental-coach, sport psychologist from Madrid, Spain but have been living in Berlin, Germany for more than twenty years. 

I have two passions: tennis and supporting athletes to achieve their professional and personal dreams. To make this possible, I’ve developed a 10-step-success-program to promote skills in developing mental toughness for tennis and life.

It will be a pleasure to empower you to make your professional and personal dreams come true and to help you to improve and develop yourself.


10 steps for 100% winning mentality, personal growth and mental health 

Mental toughness for tennis and life

Mental practice on court

We combine theoretical sessions, explaining the relationship between body and mind, with practical sessions of mental training applying methods of sport psychology in tennis. We'll see how you can increase your performance by improving your mental toughness and how to manage stress optimally during a match.


Individual and group coaching sessions,  so you can discuss with me the most important mental topics to reach your new level of performance. Regardless of our coaching skill, tennis presents regular challenges to effectively promoting player mental toughness development. Investing your time in my mental-coaching will benefit your ability to meet these challenges.

Energy Work

Combining traditional coaching methods with intuitive energy work to support the client's own intuitive development and decision-making. Using methods such as contextual coaching, wingwave coaching, access consciousness and relaxation sessions under autogenous training of Schulz or progressive muscle relaxation of Jacobson.


10 steps for 100% winning mentality, personal growth and mental health 

Mental-Coaching off and on court

Step 1 – Get to know yourself! Explore yourself as an athlete

Analysis of your level of mental and emotional skills.

Psychological analysis of your behavior during competition.

Knowledge based on objective data: what you should improve on mentally to reach your goals more easily.

Step 2 – Remember your own vision! Make your dreams come true

Boosting your motivation and using your entire potential and your energy reserves.

Recognize your own qualities as an athlete (what makes you special? What do you stand for?).

Set goals in an effective and powerful way so they boost your performance. You reach them more effectively because you’re 100% committed to them.

Step   3 – Achieve your vision! Visualize your success

Increase your self-confidence and your “competitive mind”.

Know how to be successful and how to be committed 100% and to have a professional attitude toward your sport.

Step 4 – Set effective goals! Planning your success

Achieve your goals and success with less effort and more confidence.

Use your mental plan of competition to be clear about what you want to do and how.

Develop your plan for success based on your strengths, potentials and resources.

Step 5- Love yourself and your success! Explore your own resources

Know your (mostly mental) strengths and make use of them in all circumstances.

Show all your skills and abilities in difficult and critical situations.

Improve your self confidence, your competitive spirit and show more control.

Train how not to succumb to despair or resign yourself when things go wrong.

Step 6 – Take responsibility for your life! Learn to evaluate yourself and others

Be aware that you are the source of what you are, have and do. 

Learn to recognize and solve problems with your team and / or family, friends, club, federation, etc.

Let your sport life be more harmonic and feel your environment as a supporting force instead of being an obstacle or problem.

Step 7 – Be aware of your thoughts! Do you want to be right or be successful?

Develop an open mind, a mind that does not want to be right in its convictions, but has an absolute commitment to the result you want to achieve.

Be the boss of your thoughts and emotions rather than relying on them.

Choose those thoughts and emotions that lead you to achieve your goals.

Have more answers for a higher performance, and manage your concentration, your feelings and your emotions better.

Step 8 - Trust yourself and others! The art of communication

Communicate more clearly and unambiguously. That makes you more confident and your surroundings understand you better.

Be one with your team and together you reach results on a high level more easily.

Your internal communication and self-talk in training and competition is more positive, functional and enhances your performance.

Step 9 – Communicate like a winner! Be aware of your body language

Having a positive attitude and body language conveys fight and safety.

Use pauses and breaks during competition optimally for your recovery and to achieve success.

You know exactly how you want to react to problems and critical situations.

Your body language shows the opponents your mental strength and they have the obligation to beat you because you'll never give up.

Have a positive presence and the right mindset.

Step 10 – Develop your mental competition strategy! Master of your life

Be optimally mentally prepared for your competition to show everything you have when it counts.

Be a responsible athlete and a role model for your sport because of your successes and for having achieved your dream.

Improved your confidence, your competitive spirit and show your strength. You are prepared to resist discouragement, not to settle when things go wrong.  

Prof. Dr. Maite Torres Terry

I´m the creator of flowandgrowflow describes the ideal performance state, which is filled with self-confidence, enjoyment, success, power, calmness, focussing on one's own goals and control (level of performance). To grow is shown as an ideal living condition, one which is filled with trust, love and fulfilment (as a level of consciousness). The interaction of doing and being (flow and grow) in the context of harmony, trust and intuition is the main component of my counselling.

For the last 12 years I’ve dedicated most of my working life to investigating the processes of the mind and personal change in order to understand the mechanisms of personal transformation and lasting change. I’ve spent many years to become more skilled in helping players, parents, and most recently other coaches, regarding the mental components of tennis…I’ve developed a 10-step-success-program to promote skills in developing mental toughness for tennis and life.

It will be a pleasure to empower you to make your professional and personal dreams true and helping you to improve and develop yourself.





Methods of Sportpsychology on and off court:

Every athlete aims to achieve greatness by putting lots of time and effort into training and preparation for competition where only small margins separate the winners from those not so fortunate. To go into competition knowing that all the aspects of performance are addressed to the fullest gives every athlete that very much needed winning advantage. With this in mind, Sportpsychology addresses the mental skills during the preparation so that athletes have that feeling of complete confidence and reassurance that absolutely nothing is left to chance. Sportpsychology will lead the athlete into a cool, calm and self-assured state of mind where absolute belief in acquired skills and abilities is used to achieve a winning performance. In general, the whole consultancy process between the sport psychologist and the athlete starts with an initial needs assessment. This usually takes place out in the sporting field and can consist of a number of hours of simple observation and getting to know each other with an aim to establish a good rapport and trust. This is a very important aspect of Sportpsychology as the quality of the relationship between the athlete and sport psychologist forms the most important link in successful consultancy. Only after this is achieved can the next step begin which entails working on the detailed understanding of the athlete's experience of their sport and their psychological approach to their sport and performance.   All areas of the performance have to be assessed before mental skill interventions are introduced. Intervention might focus on any number of available successful techniques from relaxation to imagery or simple self-talk techniques. Relevant psychological states that are readily addressed are: confidence, perception of control, anxiety levels, attention/concentration levels, motivation, commitment, enjoyment and positive emotions simply because the changes in any of these factors have shown to produce changes in performance.

Coaching Contextual (based on Craemer):

Contextuelles Coaching® is a powerful method that allows a personal change for better results through the examination of personal systems of thought and inner convictions.

This means that we can resolve the causes of disturbances and problems by exploring athletic performance weakspots. Here, the coach looks for the source of the problem. Similarly to an iceberg, here only one seventh is visible above the water surface, and the larger part remains hidden. So it also is in competitive sport, the visible part is measurable and observable in the results and events that we look at in our sports life (Contents): victories, defeats, rankings, awards, training, quality coaches, training partners, teammates, tournament quality and quantity, etc. All that we can see and perceive are results. Transferred to our personal lives, these would be the observable facts, like having a partner, children, property, assets, and the number and quality of our friendships, leisure activities, etc (content level). But in fact, we are talking about much more, the explanation why we have results we do not like, or certain outcomes in our lives are not really possible, although we want them so much!

This is about the "invisible" part of the iceberg, which also determines the visible part: our "invisible" mood swings such as feelings, communication and behavior. This "bottom six sevenths" includes the level of inner conviction and hidden intentions on a contextual level. They provide the cause for all the results and contents. They develop through drawing conclusions, opinions, beliefs, reservations, reviews, opinions and prejudices.
Only when both parts are interconnected can they form a mental-emotional network of different contexts themselves, the events and results may allow or prevent. Until we change the content level through tricks and strategies, we at best achieve a change in the existing content, but no fundamental change in context (no deeper transformation). To achieve fundamental new and lasting better results, we need action on the contextual level.

Our contexts reflect the totality of our thinking, feeling and acting. And it is this aspect of the consciously or unconsciously influenced opinions and judgments about us, about teammates, coaches, performance, training, competition and money, --these are some of the real hidden issues which determine success or failure. Through my coaching you have the possibility to recognize non-supportive contexts and change them.

Access Counciousness:

Access Consciousness offers pragmatic tools to change things in your life that you haven’t been able to change until now.  One of them is Access Bars – a simple body process that is changing the world. The Access Bars are the very core and foundation of Access Consciousness. During a Bars session a practitioner lightly touches 32 points on your head over the course of an hour or an hour and a half. Touching the Bars allows for the electromagnetic charge that holds thoughts, feelings, and emotions in place to dissipate, allowing you to perceive your life, body and relationships with more clarity and ease. There are 32 points on the head which, when touched smoothly and effortlessly, easily release anything that does not allow you to receive. The energy bars run through and around the head between these points. By activating the bars, you begin to release the electrical component of the thoughts, feelings and emotions stored throughout our lives, helping us to see beyond patterns and problems we used before. And we not have to do anything for that release. Just lie down and receive.

Wingwave Coaching:

Stress, unpleasant memories of past events, or imagining future situations can all act like a splinter in a wound that keeps the wound from healing: The experience continues to have a negative effect on someone’s well-being and impede his/her performance. During moments of intense stress, both brain hemispheres no longer cooperate in an optimal way. The flow in processing experiences and emotions associated with those experiences is disrupted. The emotions get "stuck." Under normal circumstances stressful events are dealt with while sleeping. During the REM phase (Rapid Eye Movements) our eyes move horizontally, and our stressful and traumatic experiences are processed. Hence, it is the perfect self-healing procedure for emotional upheaval.   The increasing level of stress many people are exposed to every day keeps them from processing stressful events during their sleep. Restless sleep and sleeping pills can completely impede the important REM phase which leads to a constant feeling of pressure and makes relaxation difficult while awake. Emotions that are associated with certain events in the past or with the idea of future events cannot be effectively processed. The situation can be compared to a CD that has a scratch: the processing gets stuck in the nervous system at a certain point.   Wingwave intervention actually simulates a REM phase while the client is awake. The client’s eyes follow the coach’s fingers waving in front of his/her face and the "stuck" emotions begin to be processed at a rapid rate. The eye movements – that can also be replaced by auditory or tactile stimuli – allow the brain hemispheres to work together in a coordinated way and the previously "stuck" emotions start to "move" again. The mental block that was caused by extreme stress disappears.   During this process the client may experience some intense feelings, but they are perfectly endurable and do not last longer than a minute. As the intervention completely reactivates the formerly blocked mental capacities, it enables the brain to find its own creative solutions, making use of its already existing resources. So the client can gain some surprising wisdom and flashes of insight during the intervention. 



10 easy steps to achieve a winning mentality, mind and body balance and lasting success

Mental toughness for tennis and life on and off court

Exclusive for coaches & tennis players

I am specialized in tennis and my coaching is designed specially for coaches and tennis players. All contents are fully adapted to your needs and the needs of the sport. We only dedicate time to, and teach you, what works for personal change.

100% effective & individual

I provide strategies and a system of personal analysis, successfully tested by other coaches and players. I individually look at exactly what the situation is and adjust my intervention to your needs so you can have a first immediate change.

Guarantee of personal change

In the "Success-Power-Program" you find a concept of mental training that not only works with the symptoms of the problems but also allows you to eliminate the root of the problem. It is of no use to know the best motivational techniques, relaxation and concentration, if you don´t apply them at key moments. I will not leave you alone, and will look how you implement what you learn in your daily life.


  • Expert for sports psychology and member of the expert database asp/Bisp.
  • Professor and university lecturer for “sports psychology in top sport” at universities and training centres in Germany, Spain and Mexico.
  • Over 8 years independently with my own firm “flowandgrow” at consulting and coaching top players and emerging talents.
  • Supported more than 200 competitive athletes and top coaches to be in top form and to become more succesfull.
  • Speaker and consultant of over 10.000 participants worldwide.
  • Building of an international network in top sport with over 3.000 contacts


Professional tennis player, top 50 of the WTA, top 400 and top 700 of the WTA
Wheelchair tennis, top 100 world ranking
High-performance sports, modern pentathlon, A-cader
Olympia preparation Rowing Association light women, A-cader
Professional soccer, 1. National League
Tennis Academy “Global Tennis Team” of Jofre Porta (Coach of R. Nadal & C. Moyá), Mallorca
“Galindo Tennis Academy” in Florida, USA
Tennis Academy “Riba Competición” in the High Performance Sport Centre CAR, Barcelona
Tennis Academy Andres Gimeno, Barcelona 
Tennis Academy Guido Jacke, Berlin
Top Tennis Academy Thomas Apitzsch, Berlin
Tennis Association Berlin-Brandenburg and Saxon Tennis Association
Tennis School Fulda, Tennis School Xacteam
Rowing C-cader U19 and U23
Hockey selection players, Hockey Association Berlin
Football Association Berlin
Soccer (Herta BSC, U19)


Many athletes and coaches have been able to increase their performance and improve their success with the 10 steps of the "Success-Power-Progam" Prof. Dra. Maite Torres Terry.

“The Success-Power-Program was a huge support to get ahead and to improve many aspects of my mental strength, not only in view of my tennis career but also for life in general. Maite questioned me so that I learned about connections and the core of many aspects that helped me to change them. Amazing work, very good! Thanks”

(Yvonne Cavallé Reimers, professional tennis player WTA)

“I have known Maite, internationally recognized tennis psychologist and mental coach, for more than 8 years. Maite works with highly professional standards and human quality. She shows great engagement for her athletes and trainers and supports us with new trends for our personal advancement and transformation on our way to more success.”

(Jofre Porta, head of the Tennis Academy Mallorca, Global Tennis Team and ex-coach of Rafael Nadal and Carlos Moyá)

 “I wish that all of my trainers would go through your 10-Steps-Success-Power-Program. It was magnificent and incredibly supportive for me as player, trainer and owner of a tennis school. The combination of mental tennis training on and off court was fantastic!”  

(Michael, owner and manager of the tennis school Xacteam) 

“My son had a great time with you and he is totally excited about your program! It definitely paid out for him and he benefited on several points. We really hope that we can make it possible for Ivan to participate in the mental tennis camp soon again. ”

(Jasna, Mother of a 13 years old tennis player from Switzerland)

Why to work with me?

In the last 10 years, with my innovative methods and my "Success-Power-Programm”, I have supported more than 200 national champions and coaches. Supporting people in their personal and athletic development to success and to fulfill their dreams and personal visions, is my vocation. I am passionate about teamwork and seek professional and effective solutions to major challenges. Understanding how people operate and how we can manage our life for better results is something that I love and dedicate my life to. For more information about me and my work you can visit my website at You can also find current information on facebook:

Prof. Dr. Maite Torres Terry is a qualified sports psychologist and an internationally recognized expert for professional mental coaching and success training. With her know-how and her specially developed 10-step-success-programme for a 100% winner mentality, the sports psychologist especially supports tennis talents, players of the WTA-tour, wheelchair using tennis players, tennis coaches and many more top-class players of other disciplines around the world.

Tennis out of passion! Thereby this qualified sports psychologist who plays tennis herself passionately and has the DTB tennis trainer C-license, ideally combines the mental aspects of this sport with those of modern tennis teaching.

The main focus of her work is always the success of her clients. She strikes out in innovative directions for that. Not only does she look after and accompany players locally on the training ground or at important tournaments, prof. Rego has also developed different online training programs to ideally attend to her clients at any time.

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