Damien Lafont, Ph.D.

mental training – zone and peak performance




Dr Damien Lafont is a Mental Trainer to high performance athletes and coaches, an author and scientist. Dr. Lafont completed his initial academic training at the Blaise Pascal University where he earned a Sport Science degree and a Doctorate in Physics. After his postdoctoral work at the prestigious NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, he joined Mental Training Inc. as a Certified Mental Trainer®.

Now based in Melbourne, Australia, Dr Lafont provides Mental Skills Training services; one-on-one locally and worldwide via Skype in English and French. He has worked with Olympic and elite athletes in major sports including tennis, golf, swimming, BMX, squash, or UFC.

He has authored and co-authored several books including Back to the Zone – sport and inner experiences (published by Breakaway Books, New York).

Dr. Lafont is also an expert in visual training and sport anticipation. He presented his work worldwide: USA (University of Southern California, PennState), UK (International Tennis Federation), Switzerland (Swiss Tennis), Australia (University of Melbourne, Victoria University) and recently at the Australian Open Tennis Coaches’ Conference.

Still a passionate tennis player and coach Damien is Director of Vida Mind providing mental training services for one of Australia’s largest tennis academies, Vida Tennis.