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Focused Tennis Energy

Focused Tennis Energy

You guys know that I am always trying to gain the edge, on coaching the mental game by reading and studying it everyday.

Tennis is 90% mental!!

As a mental coach, you have to consistently ask yourself this question,

“How can I get my students, to master how to play the mental game better”?

Then you have to keep asking yourself that same question for your whole coaching career.

If you are a competitive tennis player, then you need to asking yourself this,

“How can I master playing the mental game”.

I think it’s time to change the names of the tours to,

(The ATP Mental Tennis Tour or The WTA Mental Tennis Tour).

Just joking guys.

No, but seriously.

The fact is that the top ranked players in the world, I mean the world class players here, have LEARNED how to focus their energy on court.

The reason for this is, they practice it everyday.

While the lower ranked players never work on their mental games in practice.

“All top tennis players can block out defeats, setbacks and outside forces and stay focused on their tennis goals.”

While the other players tend to struggle and keep struggling in their playing careers.

Which brings me to my mental tip that I have for

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5 Ways To Master Your Net Game

5 Ways To Master Your Net Game

Here are 5 ways that you can master your net game in 3 months.

We have a lot to cover here, so let’s just dive right into this article!!

Doubles is fun when you really get into it and I would start working on all 5 of these tips as fast as I can, if I were you.

Okay, listen up closely.

1). Your Form.

Watch video of some great net players and study their forms.

Notice what they do before, during and after they make contact with the ball.

Then you need to work on your form, by doing some shadow swings, I meant to say, shadow volleys for about 10 minutes.

After you do that, move on to step 2.

2). Repetitions.

After you have your form together, have someone feed you balls.

Make sure that you are adjusting your form, while you are doing the reps, because through these adjustments, the form will start to take shape all by itself.

The thing you have to always remember about repetitions is that.

The repetitions will create your techniques and your form.

But you must keep adjusting your form, while you are doing them.

3). Live Ball Drills.

Now try a some live ball doubles drills with your friends or team-mates.

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3 Tips For Coaching Players

3 Tips For Coaching Players

Many of you high school and college coaches are at the end or near the end of your season, so I thought I would write a post on how you guys can finish strong and start getting ready for next year.

I think there are 3 things that can help you guys do this.

Check them out here and tell me what you think about them in the comment section.

1). Prioritize

Sit down with your seniors and make sure that they are set for where they are going to attend schools next year, also help them mentally prepare for it.

Hopefully they already have their tennis scholarships by this time, so sit them down and talk to them about how they can mentally prepare for playing at that next level.

After that, talk to your returning players and tell them what you want them to work on during the off-season and what you need from them next season, and give them a training schedule to work with. You may want to let them help you with their schedule, then that way, they will be more apt to do it.

2). Maximize

Maximize your time with your players and use this time to reconnect with them.

The season

8 Tips For Competitive Tennis Players

8 Tips For Competitive Tennis Players

Are you a competitive tennis player?

Fair enough.

Here are 8 great tips to help you become a better tennis player, at any level and in any league.

Listen up, if someone is successful in this game, they got there by doing the hard work and we have to study and learn from them as much as we can.

It’s sad that so many tennis players don’t model their games, after the Champions of the game.

I mean success is right there in staring them back in the face and all they need to do is study and apply what they learn, to their own style of play.

Does that make sense?

Okay here they are.

1) POSITIVE ATTITUDE

The key to your success as a tennis player, don’t believe it, and you are doomed to fail. Look at the way you think and talk and if it weaken you or makes you feel bad, stop doing it.

You must always be aware of what you are thinking about throughout the day.

2) They HAVE A STRONG SELF-BELIEF

If you don’t believe in yourself, it’s not going to happen.

You can practice hard and play hard, but when the pressure is on you, you will choke, sorry, but those

3 Tips To Break Your Opponent’s Serve

3 Tips To Break Your Opponent’s Serve

Do you struggle with your return game?

Many tennis players do.

In this article today, I am going to show tennis players how they can start breaking their opponent’s serve in matches.

The serve and the return of serve, are 2 of the most important shots in tennis, so make sure that you are working on both of these shots everyday in practice.

Today, I have 3 tips that I want you to try out in practice.

You must stay with this too, commit to working on it for at least 2 months.

Hopefully.

They will carry over into your match play.

1). Make them serve at your pace

Find out what type of pace they like to serve at and then do whatever you can to disrupt it.

All it takes is making them wait for those few extra seconds before they serve, that can start getting to them emotionally during a match.

My high school coach taught me this smart tactic for play and it is the key to throwing them off their rhythm.

Tennis players like to find their own rhythm while serving and many times, it’s the little things that can get to them and this is one of those things.

This tactic will get them angry,

3 Tips For Your Service Toss

3 Tips For Your Service Toss

The serve is one of the most important strokes in tennis, the other being the service return.

So today I have 3 quick tips for your service toss, you will need to practice these tips for about 1 month, before you start seeing any results.

I was teaching the service toss today to one of my students and boy did I have to work at getting this through to her, the service toss should HOVER into your hitting zone right before you make contact.

This means that the ball can start out to the right, then you need to time your release point in the same spot at contact.

Here they are.

1). Keep your Serving hand relaxed.

Hold the ball like you would an egg and make sure you don’t hold it too tightly.

Relax your whole arm before you start your motion.

2). Use a stiff arm toss.

That means that, your tossing forearm shouldn’t move for at least 3 seconds after you release the ball.

This is the most important point to keep in mind.

You want a steady toss and you want to place the ball in the same spot on every toss.

Because it helps you to focus only on your release point.

3). Start

The Secret About Tennis

The Secret About Tennis

Tennis students and competitive players will want to read this article, because many of them don’t realize this hidden secret about the game of tennis.

There is some bad coaching going on out there.

Make a note of this too and keep reminding yourself about this concept on the court.

To get more power, you don’t need more force!!

Look at the serve,

The harder you try to hit it, the slower it comes off your racket face, but the minute you just let it flow, the faster it becomes, right?

Tennis is easy to learn when you are learning the modern way.

But the mental game is always harder to learn and even harder to play in matches.

Try to make it a habit to get back in the flow with your game on court and then watch how effortlessly you start to play tennis in minutes, because LESS IS always MORE.

All tennis players are looking for economy of motion.

After you set up for your shots, take the direct line and let the racket do the work from there!!

We never see players in the flow on court that much these days and there is a good reason for this.

Let me explain.

Notice how with some players,