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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...

Playing With A Lead

1.) Stay Greedy Think about a score that motivates you. If you play better behind, pretend you are behind. If you play better even, pretend you are even. Remember, you need to stay hungry because you must earn tennis matches. You need to finish, you cannot simply run...

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...

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.)...

Red Ball Progression

What do you need to do before you move from Red to Orange Group? Know the shots of tennis and basic technique (ready steps, split, invisible wall, step, swing to the ear or small push forward) Know the traditional footwork moves (ready steps, split step, run to the...

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...

Doubles & 3rd Set Development

Doubles Tips 1.) Move with your partner. If your partner is moving left, you move left. If your partner is moving back for an easy OH then start closing forward and look to poach. If the lob goes over your partner’s head then start running back. 2.) Do not be an...

Program Builders

1.) Know our dynamic, drills, and post practice stretch routine and are enthusiastically looking to lead the group or lead by example 2.) Speak positively about all those in the program — other students, coaches, and the direction the program is heading 3.) Lead...

OHs, Serves, & Enthusiasm

Serving Technique (right handed player) Have a consistent pre-serve routine that you do before every serve and start with a continental grip and your weight on your front foot Rock hands and weight back towards the back leg Either slide your foot up or have the back...