The Approach


At RMC, we focus on enhancing both PERFORMANCE and WELL-BEING of our clients. This by offering an unique set of systematic mental SKILLS and TOOLS to reach and often exceed clients GOALS. All based on an unique evidence based performance enhancement methodology. It includes an educative, preventative, cognitive/behavioral, holistic approach, which takes place in real life settings and is geared towards performance and autonomy.

RMC delivers services to elite performers (athletes,  artists, actors, specialist surgeons, bomb squad divisions etc.), and businesses (CEO-level, middle management).

1-to-1 Coaching

  • In depth private coaching in the clients Sub-culture
  • Traveling where the client has their performance
  • Working off-court (life) and on-court (performance area)
  • Building schema’s and routines that enhance performance and quality of life


  • Educational interactive presentations on any mental skills topic or developmental need (e.g. certified coaching clinics, parenting a talented young athlete, assertiveness and confidence training, etc.)


  • Spoken presentation on any mental and/or quality of life topic.
  • Languages spoken -: English, Spanish, Dutch, German, Portuguese

Development programmes

  • Developing professional camps (e.g. Elite Tennis Camp)
  • Adapting and complimenting existing interventions programs (e.g. Anti bulling programs at schools)
  • Developing programs to educate towards certified coaching


Mental Training In Tennis

This mental training book aims to lead to high performance in tennis by increasing self-knowledge and the development of mental skills. This by offering 33 off- and on- court exercise that promote: autonomyquality of life and increase success in tennis, with transfer to life in general (e.g. school, family, job). This book is written for coaches, players and parents to overcome obstacles leading them to high performance.

This book will help developing the following mental skills:

The 33 mental exercises included in this book were implemented and tested in the United States of America, the Netherlands, Romania and Portugal, with a positive impact on the performance and quality of life of tennis players of different age groups and performance levels.

Although this book uses language and specific examples of tennis, its scientific psychological foundations and instruments apply to a wide range of areas such as: education, business, health, or arts.

Cristina Rolo

Cristina combines her energetic loving demeanor with her highly educated background leading to a professional approach with an unique personal delivery for her clients. Her scientific knowhow, intercommunication skills and flexibility give plenty of room for adaptive and eclectic variations, which keeps the work with her effective, fun and adventurous. Cristina is a lifelong learner and passionate  about sharing knowledge with her clients. She is specialized in sport psychology, leadership, goal-setting, team building, well-being, conflict resolution and parenting.


At a glance:


  • Doctoral degree (P.h.D.) in Exercise and Sport Psychology, Graduated Suma Cum Laude at UNCG, USA.
  • Masters (M.S.), in Exercise and Sports Psychology at Technical University of Lisbon, PT.
  • Certified Mental Performance Consultant by the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (CMPC #529).
  • Speaker at diverse Sport Psychology conferences (AASP, ISSP, ENYSSP, FEPSAC) in several countries.
  • CCL Associate, at the Centre for Creative Leadership
  • Worked with renowned international governing bodies, elite athletes and institutions, such as NFL (National Football League); USTA (United States Tennis Association); USOC (United States Olympic Committee); MOC (Mexican Olympic Committee), ATP World Tour top 100 players


Awards & nominations:

  • UNCG Young Alumni Award (demonstrated professional excellence, service & balance between professional & personal life)(2014)
  • Best development sport project for” Head of Sport Psychology of the award winning “Victor Hanescu Train Like a Pro camps” (award attributed by the Romanian Press Association), Cluj-Napoca & Curtea de Arges, Romania.(2016)
  • Susan Stout Graduate Student Research Fellowship, Department of Exercise and Sport Science, UNCG, Greensboro, US. Project: “Intervention for Fostering Hope, Athletic and Academic Performance in University Student-Athletes”.(2003)
  • Nominated for “Distinguished Professional Practice Award” by the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) (2017)
  • Nominated for the  Portuguese Ministry of Education “Teacher of the Year” National Award (2007)
  • Young Researcher Award, International Congress of Physical Education and Sports for Youth and Children. Poster: “Psychological Training – Study of the influence of mental training on the competitive performance of elite tennis players”, Braga, Portugal. (2000)


Dave de Haan

Being around Dave you right away feel that there is both knowledge and experience present. The in-depth consulting and dedication, which he delivers is of a level that can only be described as rare and extraordinary. Having been a high performance athlete himself, it is easy for him to understand and connect with people whom deal with high pressure situations on a daily bases. His methods are prone to directness and demand discipline. He is a very pragmatic professional and will use anything to teach and implement desired routines and behaviors.

At a glance

  • Former professional Basketball player, (Dutch national team, NCAA Division I, international clubs)
  • Coach of Victor Hanescu (best ATP ranking 26)
  • Bachelor degree in Psychology, specialized in fear and aggression.
  • Former Director of sales for a manufacturer/supplier of industrial encoding machines in the BeNeLux
  • Pioneer in applied sport psychology applied to tennis
  • Twelve years of experience in performance enhancement psychology consulting in sports, academics, health and business.
  • Author of diverse articles and books on performance enhancement in sports and education

Awards & nominations

  • The University of North Carolina at Asheville “Order of Pisgah” award, UNCA Alumni Association, Asheville, USA. (2017)
  • Head of Sport Psychology at the award winning “Victor Hanescu Train Like a Pro camps” “Best development sport project for 2016” (award attributed by the Romanian Press Association), Cluj-Napoca & Curtea de Arges, Romania.(2016)