Tennis Strategy

Tips to Get Kids Excited About Tennis

Tips to Get Kids Excited About Tennis

5 Tips to Get You Started Before you begin, it’s important to understand why kids enjoy playing sports. Here’s a hint: it’s not about winning. A survey of 28,000 girls and boys found the No. 1 reason they played sports was because it was “fun,” followed by “to do something I’m good at,” and “to improve my skills,” according to...

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Tennis Tip: Choking

Tennis Tip: Choking

Making competitive tennis more fun is important. One way to accomplish that goal is to add humor to something serious like choking. Here are a couple of funny descriptions of choking. First, how about describing choking as gargling peanut butter? A second option is to describe it as driving a car with the emergency on. Picture it, did you ever see a player tighten up and hold back on their...

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Tennis Tip: Think Like A Basketball Player

Tennis Tip: Think Like A Basketball Player

Switch up your mentality and think of tennis with a basketball player mindset. Think Like a Basketball player? Yes, you heard right. If you watch a good basketball team one big factor stands out – all the players are constantly moving and looking to help out their teammates. The players who don’t have the ball can only help if they are moving and attempting to get to an open position… The same...

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Tennis Tip: Can the Correct Mental Attitude Improve Your Mechanics?

Tennis Tip: Can the Correct Mental Attitude Improve Your Mechanics?

Your mental attitude, whether positive or negative, has a major impact on your physical game, which includes your vision, timing, balance, etc. With a positive mental attitude your mind clears the way for your stroke production to operate at an optimum level. With a negative mental attitude your mind blocks the pathway to optimum play resulting in a subpar performance. In a recent lesson I gave,...

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Quick Tennis Tip – Play to Improve or Play to Win?

QUICK TIP – Play to Improve or Play to Win? You have a choice in tennis to play to improve or play to win. Playing to improve means you go for your shots (no cautiousness) when the situation presents itself and live with the results. Playing to win means that when the chips are down you turn into a pusher (just getting the ball back) and pray your opponent misses. This type of player often...

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Tennis Tip: Think, Prioritize, Win!

Developing correct priority thinking when learning and playing tennis is essential. For instance, take consistency and hitting winners. Both should become a part of your game plan. But the mental priority should flow from consistency to hitting winners in a winning strategy. Attempting to hit winners without a base of consistency is like trying to build a building without a foundation. You may...

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