Using Your Head

Posted by Caleb M. on Nov 26, 2013 4:00:00 PM

By: Sandy Meinfelder


Concentration is probably the most important part of tennis and is more tiring than playing three long sets. What is concentration?  It is a form of self-discipline and as we all know being self-disciplined is extremely hard to do.  Making yourself do something you don't want to do over and over again for two to three sets.

I need to hit deep cross court, I need to hit deep cross court, I need to hit deep cross court

Well guess who comes to the tennis court?  TEMPTATION.  

Go ahead and do what feels good, hit the ball hard and down the line

Of course when that fails in comes FRUSTRATION.   I guess we all know about frustration.  So, not only should you practice your strokes but you should work on your concentration. How?  Make up some games while practicing, like hitting 50 balls cross court and don't stop until you do.  Practice hitting serves to the T and don't stop until you hit 20.

The mind needs to be exercised just like the body.  So the term "using your head" now I hope has some meaning.

Topics: Tennis Camp

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