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Tennis Psychology: 5 Tools for Winning the Mind Game

Like physical endurance most tennis players agree that developing mental toughness is both a necessary and essential aspect of success (and in some cases, more important). Fortunately as with improving your physical aptitude it is possible to learn and refine your mental toughness, and there are plenty of resources available to help you along the […]

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Tennis Serve Tips: Surprise Your Opponent with Randomness

I once played my young instructor, Matt, in a tournament, and was expecting to be “blown” off the court by his serve. Instead, he served with such unpredictability that he essentially “confused” me off the court. Here’s the “thinking man’s” way to win matches with the serve. Don’t hit every first serve flat. Most of […]

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How to craft a “go to” play for critical points.

How to craft a “go to” play for critical points. Ever watch an NFL game? The coach is stalking the sidelines with a large color coded chart of plays handpicked for that day’s opponent, while the quarterback has a “cheat sheet” strapped to his forearm. Then eleven men get together to all get on the […]

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Tennis singles strategy: the acceptable way to miss.

3 ways to miss:  acceptable, bad, and awful. Until I watched this from German teaching pro Florian Meier, I believed that all errors were the same because they produce the same result–a lost point: But what Meier makes clear is that among the three ways to miss–short, wide, and long–one in particular exposes you to […]

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