Expert Author: Aurel Radulescu
The 2005 season marked 30 years of play for the World Team Tennis (WTT) Pro League. With tennis news surrounding the most popular players in the sport, Pro Leaguers are always in high demand with the tennis news media.
Well, let me start by telling you what it's not. It's not to improve your strokes (not directly anyway). It's not to work on footwork or even concentration. These are all indirect benefits of what you are aiming to do - which is to build habits.
First Serves - 65 per cent of first serves in. Naturally pro's serve at a much greater speed than the club player. But you will find that when you serve at 65 per cent of first serves in at your relative level you will stand a good chance of holding serve comfortably for the most part (all other things being equal).
Be as strict on yourself with your line calls as you would be in a match. The key to improving is to be totally honest. If the ball is out, it is out. Start again and seek to improve. Kidding yourself with dodgy line calls just so you can write down a new record will get you nowhere. When you truly beat your old record you will know it. That is where the power of these exercises comes into play.
What I am about to share with you may appear to be so simple, yet you will find very few even so called "elite" senior and junior players take the time to learn and implement these simple practices. The key to improving any area of your tennis game is to "Know Your Numbers".
As tennis fans you may have witnessed the wonderful ongoing rivalries that have taken place between McEnroe and Connors, Agassi and Sampras, Graf and Seles, Federer and Hewitt and so on.
What I am about to share with you is the most common and potentially disastrous question any tennis player, coach or parent can ask - and the two questions you should ask instead.
From birth to the age of eight to ten, children live in a state of deductive awareness. They lack the ability to respond to circumstances like we as adults do. Their responses will be based on what they have learned from the environment they are surrounded by.
Expert Author: Gray Rollins
Every tennis players wants to improve his or her game, and over time most players get better. However, all too many players are willing to dedicate the time and energy it requires in order to take their skills to the next level of excellence; but find that limited access to a court is keeping them from achieving their goals. If this sounds all too familiar, try some of these off court drills.
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