improving the largest amount possible

Discussion in 'Tennis Tips/Instruction' started by 4HAND, May 26, 2007.

  1. 4HAND

    4HAND New User

    Jul 4, 2006
    eyo all
    iv been playing tennis for a very long time now and play in national tournaments regurarly.
    my coach has asked me to write down a program for how i think i can improve the most
    this will include several private lessons a week, match practice, weight sessions, sprints and all that
    iv been doin that all but its going to b at a new intensity from next term..
    i need ideas on thing i should include in my program.. should i b having mental sessions?? or stretching sessions?? nything u have in mind please tell it to me as id like to have as many ideas as possible
    i really want to go far in tennis so i need to start this now as im 15 years old
    thanks evry1
  2. Solat

    Solat Professional

    Nov 19, 2006
    in my humble opinion....

    don't do more hours in lessons then in practice : basically you need to groove what you are learning more then learning 50 things, its about fundamentals, fundamental #1 is hit the ball in the court. The more you hit the better you get (basically), you cannot concentrate on 7 different aspects of each shot all the time, it will frustrate you and more importantly you can lose the reason you play the game.

    Deliberately have a variety of hitting plans:
    open matchplay
    closed matchplay
    open drills
    closed drills
    sustains interest and allows practice of skills in a variety of scenarios.

    agility is the main fitness you require in tennis, footwork patterns & sprints, endurance is not as important, mainly of importance to allow for longer training sessions rather then improved matchplay.

    mental session wont be necessary unless you are attaining a high level or you have a particular mental weakness (choking, nervousness, overexcitement), the main mental aspect you require is determination and that can't be taught.
  3. zapvor

    zapvor Legend

    Jul 27, 2006
    tennis courts
    do you have a ranking?

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