improving the largest amount possible

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

  1. 4HAND

    4HAND New User

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    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
     
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  2. Solat

    Solat Professional

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    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.
     
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  3. zapvor

    zapvor Legend

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    do you have a ranking?
     
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