OK. I know we've had many threads of young juniors training(thanks Beach). But I'm quite interested in some tactical training suggestions. In particular, those using unusual or surprise methods. I really think most juniors train too regimentally these days, and I'd like to see a bit of spontinaity back in the game. Serve volley off second serve etc. IMO the element of surprise can play a huge part in winning against a higher class opponent, even at the Pro level. I remember watching Schiovone(spelling?) play Justine Henin at the Final of the Medibank Tournament in January. Schiovone shocked the hell out of Henin by changing the pace and/or shape,and/or direction of the ball, finishing the point at the net. Honestly Henin was just plain at a loss in how to deal with her. Unfortunately Schiovone made far too many errors in the second and eventually lost in 3 sets. The crowd support appeared to be about 80/20 for Henin, but by the end of the 1st set was 60/40 for Schiovone ! Whilst I understand juniors should have consistent and reliable groundstrokes I think it's just as important they don't play like robots. Anyway, over to you guys !