I have been playing recreational tennis matches for close to 10 years now. For the first few years, I would lose a lot, often to players who I thought had weaker tennis skills than me. It was quite frustrating.
It took me about 4 years of playing matches to figure out how I could win more tennis matches. There are three things I do now that result in me winning a lot more than I used to.
ONE: Engaging in a Little Intelligence
Almost any recreational player will hit the ball the same way almost every time. Study you’re your opponent a little more closely at the beginning of a match. Hit a cross court shot to his or her backhand and see where and how the ball comes back to you. Then do the same thing with the forehand.
Most likely, you will see a pattern. Once you know the pattern, you can anticipate it and come up with a counter shot for winning the point.
TWO: Tie Your Shoe
Most recreational players will speed up their pace of play when things are going badly for them. If they serve a fault, they will waste no time to serve another ball without much thought. And they will rush through points and shots which in most cases result in many lost points.
This negative state is common in tennis and you have to break the pattern first with your mind before your tennis skills can help you get …Continue Reading >>