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Approach Shots

1.) Know where you are hitting your approach shot before the point begins — path is the highest percentage but to a weakness or down the line are both acceptable 2.) Shorten you back swing or your follow through to adjust to hitting the ball inside the court 3.)...

Play Singles Like Doubles

1.) High % first serves either up the T or into the body 2.) High % returns primarily cross court 3.) Rally primarily cross court 4.) Slowly work your way into the net and look to finish 5.) Great energy with your feet and be active 6.) Manage your emotions and stay...

Injuries, Rest, & Fall

INJURY GUIDE Injuries in tennis most often occur from 1.) overuse and 2.) technique. Playing too much, especially combined with technical issues, can lead to pain and eventually an injury. String and racquet choices can lead to injuries sometimes but usually poor...

Top 10 Tennis Issues

1.) Thinking too technically Example: Thinking technically when you shouldn’t Solution: Know when to think technically (privates, warm up, drilling) and when to think tactically (point play) 2.) Thinking about what other are thinking or going to say regarding...

Offensive Skills

Offensive skills in tennis are: 1.) Heavy top spin 2.) Hard slice/Touch slice 3.) Flat/Power/Less Spin 4.) Taking the ball earlier/attacking the net 5.) Changing direction of the ball Notes from the week: 1.) Most players unfortunately choose flat/power/less spin when...

Quality of Ball

1.) Skills of Tennis: Consistency > Accuracy > Movement > Spins > Power 2.) Offensive Skills of Tennis: Heavy Top Spin, Slice, Flat/Drive/Power, Change Direction of the Ball, Take the Ball Early/Attack the Net 3.) Quality of Ball > Rally Ball. A rally...

Fight = Toughness + Professionalism

In tennis one of the buzzwords that gets thrown around a lot is fight. Everyone wants to be known as a fighter or identified as someone who fights but very few people truly understand what it means to fight. What does it mean to fight on the tennis court? When you...

Winning Mindset

The key to peak performance, as a tennis athlete, is your mind! Your winning mindset is about developing a “habitual mental attitude” that will respond to situations in the right way and allow you to win more often.   Although you may spend hours preparing...

Connection of Practice & Tournaments

1.) Do the small things right at practice. There are obvious things you should do at every practice, like give good effort, but the small details might make all the difference. Starting behind the line for every suicide, having proper technique during the warm up, or...

Just Make Balls

What Does it Mean to Make Balls? Know your ability level and stay within it. Your ability level is a combination of how hard you can hit the ball and how close to the line you can hit. All tennis players should constantly be improving their ability level and...