Has anyone improved a particular aspect of their game, and if so, how did you do it? I worked hard on my tennis in 2006. Lots of lessons, lots of practice. Several aspects of my game improved: match toughness, volleys, groundstrokes, mid-court game. I don't suck quite as much this year as last, which is a relief. I think my biggest accomplishment for the year has to be the serve, though. Before this year, I hated to serve. My first serve had nothing on it. I never knew where it would land. I used the wrong grip. My second serve was a cream puff push. I was broken all the time. This year, I changed my grip to Continental and practiced serving at least one hour per week. I got more and more confident in my serve and didn't chicken out on big points. I can slice or serve flat. I got a second serve that is still not hard enough but that goes in consistently such that I haven't double-faulted in a match this season. Now, the thoughts in my head before I serve aren't "Oh, God! Please don't let me double fault!" I am thinking about placement. Boy, life on a tennis court is so much easier when I know I won't lose because my serve stinks. Hmmm. Now I just have to figure out what to fix for 2007 . . .