I recently bought a Scientific American magazine about a few weeks ago and its featured article was titled "The Expert Mind". I have to say it is quite enlightening, and basically strengthens the conviction I have always had: You aren't born with talent, you make talent. To relate this to tennis, basically I believe, with the support of this article, that with hard work and persistence, and ofcourse, always challenging yourself, you can be as good as anyone in the game. Sports and skill is only a matter of who is more dedicated then the other. Here is the article: http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?chanID=sa006&colID=1&articleID=00010347-101C-14C1-8F9E83414B7F4945 But what I am asking here is that in the article, it describes, quite vaguely the system experts use to learn their trade, which is intense study and categorization memory techniques. In their chess examples, chess players often categorize chess piece positions into one, and remember it as a bunch, thus allowing them to remember more combinations, and use them when they want. Now, how does this relate to tennis? What is your study techniques? How do you learn or "chunk" your tennis information? I've wondered since I read the article how it can apply to tennis... do you memorize plays in chunks? Court positions? How to beat so and so player? I am really interested in your thoughts on this.