About the author

About the Author

German mental toughness and peak performance expert HassanRefay has helped many young athletes and talented tennis players through his workshops and his brand new "Do-It-Yourself Mental Toughness Lessons. He holds a master's degree in Psychology. He is one of the best mental toughness trainers in the world with more than 86 publications and over a million copies sold. He starts developing this amazing program while working with some of the best tennis players in Germany and at the Nick Bollettieri tennis academy in Florida. Refay is currently giving speeches, holding workshops, traveling with talented players to ITF, Satellite, Futures and Challenger tournaments in the USA and Europe.

 Professional Credentials

  • Masters degree in counseling psychology Free University of Berlin, Germany
  • Certificate Clinic Psychology Institute of Psychology Berlin
  • Certificate Behavior therapist Institute of Behavior therapy Berlin
  • Certificate Child, juvenile and Family therapist Institute for Family therapy Berlin
  • Adviser on the Juvenile Court in Berlin
  • Sports Psychologist seminar Institute for Sports psychology Koelln, Germany
  • Worked in own office 16 years in Berlin, Germany
  • Former club and adults league champion tennis team in Berlin, Kaiserslautern, Germany and Tenerife, Spain
  • 17 years of coaching (tennis, table tennis, and soccer)
  • 10+ years public speaker on Sport's Mental Toughness and Motivation
Other Notable Accomplishments
  • As a Psychologist and researcher Refay organized and administered a personality evaluation for 2000 children with violence and drugs history.
  • Worked with some of the worlds best juniors the TOP GUN at the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy, in Florida, including of pros now in the top 100 in the world
  • Author of 12 motivational stories for children (In Germany). Over one million copies sold
  • Author of "Reiten as Therapy for Kinder" - "Horse Riding for Cerebral Palsy Patients" a book about the benefits of riding a horse for patients with cerebral palsy symptoms
  • Author of "Karls Gefaehrliche Traeume" a story for the "Anonymous Drugs Prevention Association" in Frankfurt Germany "Karls dangerous dreams" is an information and prevention story for children.
  • Author of a 7 audiotapes program "Muscles memory training for tennis" in German. This program is designed to teach tennis players how to visualize their strokes, game plans, and Match Play.
  • Author of "Das Geheimnis der 3 LLL" founded for the "Children Dance Theater Company" in affiliation with the Children's Cancer Hospital, the largest newspaper in Germany, radio and TV stations in Berlin and the German Opera, to raise money and build a house for the Berlin Child Cancer Society. 

  • Herr Refay ist Autor und Erzähler von „Das Geheimnis der drei L“ – Ein 2 und halb Stunden Musikal-Märchen in Walt Disney Stiel das an der Deutschen Opra, Theater des Westens und HDK Buehnen mehrere Jahre aufgeführt wurde. Das gesammte Reinerlös wurde der "KinderKrebshilfe"  Berlin“ zum Bauen eines Gaestehauses gespendet.

    Mental Toughness for Young Tennis Players


Together with his daughter Mona (elementary school teacher), Refay created new concentration and visualization bedtime stories for young kids.