Change your game or try (same thing) harder??

Discussion in 'Tennis Tips/Instruction' started by user92626, Jun 10, 2014.

  1. user92626

    user92626 Legend

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    Say,
    you face a challenging opponent,
    each point is tough. It's unclear whether because of his game/style or because you're not into your own rhythm yet. You're a (weak) 4.0 without many weapons or ways of playing though you could try some variance.

    Again, each point is tough and you feel like you're on a verge of losing, percentage wise, slow bleeding, should you try to change your game or try harder with the same things you've been doing??

    I'm always confused about this decision.
     
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  2. 5263

    5263 G.O.A.T.

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    tough decision. You often see guys playing well for 3-5 games, then coming back down to earth. If you make too many changes, you may keep giving him points after he is playing more avg.

    I always try to take the ball out of their strike zone(high & low) and move them alot (side to side & up to back). If they give me a tough ball, then mostly go right back at them. I don't have to change much since this covers a ton of situations and the more I stay with it, the better my timing gets vs them.
     
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  3. MissD

    MissD New User

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    Tough call. If you've properly warmed up, prepared for match day, and you are playing as best you can in the style in which you are currently playing then I would say change your B Game Plan. It's important to know what style of play you are using and what style your opponent is using before you switch.

    If you need help in learning to identify styles and what style is best to use against different opponents, then check out The Tennis Parent's Bible by Frank Giampaolo. It's available on Tennis Warehouse and is a great read and reference.
     
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  4. LeeD

    LeeD Bionic Poster

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    It could depend if you're winning or losing those close games and points.
    Winning, why change?
    Losing, you better change something.
     
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