It is a beautiful thing when you implement ideas and methods that you’ve been studying for so long. Learning is doing. If you are not putting your ideas and education to work you are not learning. I was playing a friend that I usually have a very difficult time beating. My friend hits with a ton of topspin and will sit behind the baseline with very heavy strokes and bang it out for hours. These kind of players are tough because they wait for you to make errors and eventually win by averages. I am more of an agressive player with an all court game and tend to make alot errors and winners.
I decided to try something different yesterday and it made all the difference in the world. Instead of going for 100% on every shot I decided to scale back a little to may 70% or so. This strategy is nothing new. In fact I learned this early on in my tennis life. After watching the US Open last week and admiring Sam Querry’s composed game. I realized that you do not have to go for too much on every shot. Sam uses this technique so well. Sam would work the ball and move his opponents around and then unleash that huge forehand. This technique makes it very difficult for your opponent to get into a rhythm.
I beat my friend 6-1/6-1 yesterday with this technique. Try it yourself and share your results.
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This post was written by amflores on September 13, 2008