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Mental training best to overcome stress: Pavan

WORLD SNOOKER champion Pankaj Advani who is all set to win his second title, gives top priority to mental training. The 20-year-old world champion gives credit to his mental trainer Pavan Choudhary for helping him in enhancing his concentration.

india Updated: Mar 02, 2006 01:12 IST

WORLD SNOOKER champion Pankaj Advani who is all set to win his second title, gives top priority to mental training. The 20-year-old world champion gives credit to his mental trainer Pavan Choudhary for helping him in enhancing his concentration.

Choudhary who hails from Sagar while speaking to the Hindustan Times from New Delhi, said mental training was of foremost importance for players in view of growing cutthroat competition.

 Training of this kind plays a vital role to deal with success and perform simultaneously to achieve better.

After long hours of work, players find themselves under heavy stress that results in mental strain. “To overcome regular stress being faced by players, mental training is the best approach,” says Choudhary.

He further said mentally strong players have a better success rate than others. “To deal with success and perform simultaneously to achieve better, training of this kind plays a vital role,” he opined.

French Multinational Vygon, CEO Choudhary gives important tips on mental training every weekend. “I have done a lot of studies on the topic and believe in sharing my knowledge with players like Pankaj Advani”.

Author of books - ‘Rx Factor’ and ‘Winning Through Wisdom and Creativity’, Chaudhary said when players faced sledging or while playing in front of their home crowd, they find themselves under great stress.

“Your attitude should be to tackle all these factors gently so that you remain focused on your game. For this, mental training has a great role,” he explains.

When asked if he was planning to open any academy or coaching institute in Madhya Pradesh, Choudhary replied positively, “I want to, but can’t disclose further.”

First Published: Mar 02, 2006 01:12 IST