The Test of a Good Player
Ask yourself the following 10 questions to measure your progress toward becoming a great tennis player.
- Covering the Court
- Hit the ball
- Control my shots
- Setting up the points
- Control my nerves
- Learn from my mistakes
- Intimidate my opponents
- Pressure my opponent
- Enjoy the battle
- Handle the outcome
In this series, we will go over the 10 fundamental questions every tennis great player asks themselves to become even better.
The first one is Covering the Court.
Time is very important in tennis. If you cannot get to the ball before it bounces twice, you lose the point. Does your footwork waste time? Do you start so you get a good jump on the ball?
Do you take more steps than necessary? Do you arrive early enough to take your time hitting the ball or are you always rushed? Good footwork can make up for lack of speed. It can also allow you to get their much faster which will allow you to hit the ball more on balance.
There are many different modern footwork sequences that you can use to cover the court faster. We will be going over this in our next series.