Tips for Tournament Tommorrow

Discussion in 'Junior League & Tournament Talk' started by Liv3 For It, Jun 20, 2009.

  1. Liv3 For It

    Liv3 For It Guest

    Hey guys, I have a tournament tommorrow and it's early in the morning (8:00 AM).
    Is there any helpful advice for morning matches?

    About me: I have a decent serve, I tend to double fault a lot. When I'm on its good but when im off my serve (like i am usually) its bad. I have a good forehand however it shanks more than I would like it too. My backhand is mainly consistant and cant hit winners. My volley is ok but I do trust it competely. My overhead is probably my biggest weakness(idk why, I just always miss it). My footwork and returns are decent. I have a tendency to lob too short.

    Is there any advice for my game?

    About my opponent: We met once for a tournament last year and he beat me 8-4 in a pro set. HOWEVER, I have gotten a lot better in a year and personally think I can win now. He has a pretty good serve and return. I scouted him today and he looked a lot worse than I imagined him. However i dont want to underestimate. His groundstrokes are ok but he is inconsistant. He also likes to volley however his volleys dont look that good. His shots also look like they travel slower than mine. Today he looked like he was having some trouble hitting overheads but I am not going to test that out on purpose. His backhand side is probably weaker.

    Is there any advice on how to beat a person like this?

    Any last minute tourny tips?

    Thank you guys so much.
  2. nCode747

    nCode747 Semi-Pro

    Jul 9, 2008
    to prevent forehand shanking try to maintain eye contact with the ball until the ball makes contact with the strings. You will hit the sweetspot a lot more.
  3. scraps234

    scraps234 Hall of Fame

    Apr 27, 2008
    maybe hit some swinging volleys(jammers) i think they are called if you would prefer those... also when you wake up do a ton of stretches and eat some berries... to beat him i think you should work on making your lob stronger and give him some hard overheads then hit a passing shot with your fh or bh or w/evrs better
  4. RoddickAce

    RoddickAce Hall of Fame

    Jul 2, 2007
    Does your opponent have good footwork?
  5. 10isRocs

    10isRocs Rookie

    Mar 24, 2008
    Move him from side to side and pound his backhand...
  6. Liv3 For It

    Liv3 For It Guest

    Yeah, I think I will just top spin my ball in a lot.
  7. a_2c+

    a_2c+ Rookie

    Nov 12, 2008
    make sure you are hydrated.
  8. region2champion

    region2champion Rookie

    Sep 18, 2008
    Way behind the baseline
    how did you do?
  9. TennisPassion5

    TennisPassion5 Rookie

    May 10, 2009
    The matches were moved to tomorrow, but his opponent will be very hard to beat.

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