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adams_1
12-31-2009, 09:47 PM
Well, the title says it all, really... what changes do you want to make to your game during the year?

I've decided to completely remodel my service motion - seeing myself serve on video has really opened my eyes to a lot of little issues that I need to clear up. Perhaps when I get closer to my goal I can post a video up here, but for now I am keeping it under wraps :P

As well as this, I just want to play more. It's going to be very difficult, as this is my last year of school, but I shall find a way!

joshburger
12-31-2009, 10:21 PM
more agressive, work on my serves, volleys and return of serve

SuperDuy
12-31-2009, 10:28 PM
Play more, alot more!

This past year I was only going out maybe twice a week. But now I will be able to drive so then I can drive there.

Game wise: I will work on my serve, and volleys.

plumcrazy
01-01-2010, 04:22 AM
Work on my mental game

Be more aggressive

Totally redoing my forehand

PLAY MORE!!!!

Jeewalk
01-01-2010, 04:24 AM
My Serves, my major weak point in my game, i usually just resort to tapping that in and i need it to be just able to catch my opponent off guard a bit

armsty
01-01-2010, 04:33 AM
more agressive, work on my serves, volleys and return of serve
This for sure.

86golf
01-01-2010, 04:46 AM
My overheads can use some work and I'm gonna spend the next couple mos working on my footwork and form. Weather permitting.

Storm_Kyori
01-01-2010, 10:57 AM
Try to play more. Lose a few Lbs. Really work on my 1hbh. I just hit a new step in my 2nd serve and I feel really good about it. I'm hoping once I do get a bit more in shape, that will help in my footwork.

PimpMyGame
01-01-2010, 11:05 AM
Change clubs, get away from the cheating ****s at my current club and play more singles!

Frankauc
01-01-2010, 11:58 AM
improve my serve
improve my power shots
improve my volleys

Steady Eddy
01-01-2010, 12:10 PM
Play alot more.
Be in better shape.
Move my feet more when I play. Stop playing lazy.

vndesu
01-01-2010, 01:36 PM
improve my serve and volley skills.

m.dubya24
01-01-2010, 01:41 PM
I want more variety. Learn alt ways of hitting my ground strokes

groundbreaker
01-01-2010, 05:12 PM
I'd like to determine my general strategy (aggressive, counter-punching, serve-and-volley). I need to improve my backhand and decide whether to use the 1 or 2-hander, and my overheads need improvement. Would like get an effective topspin serve as well as mastering my kick serve. I'd like work with my doubles partner and get some practice with him.

fruitytennis1
01-01-2010, 05:26 PM
Work on mixing up rallies to beat those skilled baseline bashers(use of drive slice) and mabey adding 10 mph and placement to my serve.

mikro112
01-01-2010, 05:28 PM
Strength and footwork, footwork, footwork. Oh, did I mention: footwork?

T1000
01-01-2010, 06:44 PM
Continue learning a one handed backhand
work on my s&v game, getting harder now with the damn new technology
Mental toughness
Mental toughness
Mental toughness
Mental toughness
and Mental toughness

Roy125
01-01-2010, 07:09 PM
I shall work on my kick serve, work on putting topspin on my forehand, be consistent with my backhand, be consistent in the backhand volley, and be in better shape to play tenni.s

jserve
01-01-2010, 09:30 PM
My conditioning is what is holding me back the most. I need to lose about 40 lbs and then I can start working on other things.

Larrysümmers
01-01-2010, 10:45 PM
Serve bigger. Harder flater hevier forehand. Backhand with deadlier slice. And better angles on volleys. Oh and better footwork

Blake0
01-01-2010, 10:54 PM
Serve bigger, hold service games easier. Work on backhand return.

xFullCourtTenniSx
01-01-2010, 11:49 PM
1) Be more consistent. I want 0 unforced errors while not holding back. But that's very unreasonable, so 5 or less a set is a good number.
2) Be more aggressive on second serves in terms of placement and get even more spin and kick on them. A little extra pace would be nice too.
3) Own a drive volley. Off both wings too! That way I can take control of points and finish more quickly instead of waiting for it to bounce to pounce.
4) Shore up the forehand volley. Could be better under pressure. Sometimes it breaks under pressure and floats an easy volley just long or just wide. ><

david5
01-02-2010, 12:44 AM
my serve consistency

z_z
01-02-2010, 05:33 AM
1. More pace on the serve
2. More pace on the forehand
3. More pace on the backhand

MORE PACE!!!!!

Cindysphinx
01-02-2010, 06:24 AM
1. Need to break a bad habit. When ball comes to my body at net, I try to take it as a FH even though I know it should be a BH. I need a pro to hit the ball to me for a solid hour so I can break this stupid habit.

2. Better footwork -- automatic splitstep and never stop moving during a point.

3. Make S&V my default in doubles. Need a more consistent approach volley.

raiden031
01-02-2010, 07:17 AM
1. I need to drastically improve my 1-hbh return of serve.
2. Develop some consistency in my groundstrokes. I give away way too many free points.
3. Need to develop some consistency in my service games. I go from holding game-love to getting broke easily the next service game. No excuse for that kind of inconsistency.
4. Reduce USTA participation (dropping mixed and combo). I need to spend more time working on my strokes and my singles game. My time and finances are limited now and I need to prioritize and get the most bang for the buck. The league fees are just not worth the amount of tennis I'm actually getting out of them.

rosen88
01-02-2010, 11:18 AM
I am not sure if it fits under the topic. But I changed my volley a bit during the last few months of 2009. Here is a video from yesterday of me practicing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGAvxVsLCts&feature=player_embedded

TennisNinja
01-02-2010, 11:36 AM
-Serve placement (Right now I can hit bombs, but accuracy isn't that great)
-More sliding action on slice serves
-More kick on kick serves
-Increase angles on volleys
-Consistency on groundies
-Footwork
-MENTAL GAME

Jay27
01-02-2010, 10:42 PM
Good topic! I'm playing some of my best tennis right now, but what I'd really like to improve on is my volleying and my kick serve out wide. I've sort of conquered the overhitting thing, and am becoming much more consistent as a result. I do sometimes have problems with overheads (believe it or not). This used to be a weapon for me, but for some reason I'm just not timing them right sometimes. I just need more practice with them. Anyway, I'm really looking forward to a great 2010!

NolemurraY
01-03-2010, 12:58 PM
1. Learn how to hit the one handed backhand, then use it in matches.
2. Work on volleys.

salsainglesa
01-03-2010, 01:17 PM
5 thousand serves in january... :) train diligently and achieve relaxation during execution... :)

FuriousYellow
01-03-2010, 01:40 PM
1. Develop consistent ball toss. If that is granted, all else follows.

2. Better footwork on backhand. Still not consistently making enough adjustment steps prior to planting front foot.

3. Get fitter. I really let my fitness level slip in 2009.

Overall though, I was very satisfied with the progress in my tennis game in 2009 and look forward to 2010.

Green374
01-03-2010, 05:04 PM
-Improve forehand
-Improve the serve
-Work on my footwork
-Get fitter

Toxicmilk
01-03-2010, 05:12 PM
first, i need to cut my damn bangs that get in the way of everything...
then work on conditioning, i do so bad after a couple longer sets.

ManuGinobili
01-04-2010, 01:54 AM
find an identity

Kick_It
01-04-2010, 02:36 PM
My goals are pretty simple:

1) Improve as a player - given the time I can devote.

2) Stop caring about beating people who I've never beaten.
Would be cool to have better scores against them to show improvement.

3) Become a better doubles player
Would be cool if I had one constant partner for tournaments, etc.

4) Get ready to do some damage in 45s age group next year.
One thing I look forward to - every 5 years now - is being the youngest in the age group ;-)

SuperFly
01-04-2010, 02:50 PM
1. Get a better serve (I'm fixing my terrible first serve and learning the slice)
2. Get into the permanent lineup on my HS team (I was constantly competing with other players to stay out of the exo's, kind of succeeded)
3. Try and get some attention from colleges (I'd like to play on a scholarship even if it's at a small place)

wihamilton
01-04-2010, 03:02 PM
Well, the title says it all, really... what changes do you want to make to your game during the year?

I've decided to completely remodel my service motion - seeing myself serve on video has really opened my eyes to a lot of little issues that I need to clear up. Perhaps when I get closer to my goal I can post a video up here, but for now I am keeping it under wraps :P

As well as this, I just want to play more. It's going to be very difficult, as this is my last year of school, but I shall find a way!

+10 MPH on my serves. Happy new year everyone!

Ripper014
01-04-2010, 03:03 PM
My game has not changed in decades... now that I am 50, 51 this year... I will run slower... hit the ball slower... and see the ball later.

For me it looks like it will be the year of slower.

But the upside... I am back and playing.

Bashi
01-04-2010, 03:22 PM
One thing I look forward to - every 5 years now - is being the youngest in the age group ;-)

Funny, I always look forward to being the oldest in my age group.

serve stopper
01-04-2010, 04:53 PM
footwork, serves and getting a better ranking on my high school team

Kick_It
01-05-2010, 04:18 PM
Funny, I always look forward to being the oldest in my age group.

Are you in Juniors? That would make lots of sense. When I got to about 34 or 35 years old - my viewpoint changed ;-)

aimr75
01-05-2010, 04:35 PM
dont think i can point to specific things since everything needs work

ChuDat
01-10-2010, 10:01 PM
me want more powwah.

Slazenger07
01-19-2010, 01:29 PM
I want to serve and volley a little more often to keep opponents off balance, also I want to improve my topspin/slice serve and learn a high bouncing kick serve.

Matchball
01-19-2010, 01:57 PM
For me, I would just love to be able to practice more often. I guess that 'll do.

tyro
01-19-2010, 04:28 PM
Like a lot of people, the serve is on my to improve list, specifically the kick serve.

Also, work on developing the mental toughness to tolerate long rallies.

--Tyro

http://tenniswire.wordpress.com

Zachol82
01-19-2010, 06:17 PM
I will do nothing but volley for a good month! That's right, no matter what I hit, I will follow that first shot with a volley. You name it, serve then volley, forehand then volley, backhand then volley, lob then volley, volley then volley, shank the ball by accident and still volley. I'm willing to lose several recreational matches this way if I have to.

dantesinferno18
01-19-2010, 06:31 PM
CONSISTANCY!!!!!!
and become a strong serve and vollyer