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OrangePower 12-29-2011 12:44 PM

2012 New Year's resolutions - revisited
It's that time of the year again...

What are your tennis-related resolutions for the new year?

My top three:
1. Improve fitness / movement / agility.
2. Develop 1HBH to use when pulled out wide (usually use 2HBH)
3. Work on service placement

EDIT: A year has gone by since I wrote this note... How did you fare with your 2012 resolutions?

jonnyjack 12-29-2011 02:31 PM

1. Control my temper (same as last year but I still had a couple blow ups this past year but have improved a lot, haha).
2. More consistent second serves, maybe a higher toss. Actually, it's consistently into the net as opposed to long so that's bad.
3. Improve semi-western forehand to use as a weapon as I normally hit a continental forehand slice with full western forehand mixed in when I have the time to set up. My forehand is not an offensive weapon enough.

Cindysphinx 12-29-2011 02:40 PM

1. Need to poach more off of weak serves.

2. Need to figure out a better serve from the ad court.

3. Need to slice mid-court balls (and come in more often).

j00dypoo 12-29-2011 02:45 PM

1. Go out and play.

dizzlmcwizzl 12-29-2011 04:33 PM

Lose 50 pounds ....

Play more singles ....

Become more aggressive at the net in doubles ....

Angle Queen 12-29-2011 04:47 PM

Good idea for a thread.
  1. Improve fitness. To that end, I began an hour-long, quite intense, aqua-aerobics class this month. Will continue to schedule one singles hitting/practice session a week. I'm normally a doubles player so the extra work is needed.
  2. Better return-of-serves. We lose games when my ROS is "off." Some days it needs to be more consistent - other days, more aggressive. I need to recognize those situations sooner and make the appropriate adjustments.
  3. Increase depth of shots. Be it groundstroke or volley, more depth either becomes an outright winner or forces a weak reply...that becomes the winner (for me OR my partner!).
Now...not so much my resolution but more on my "wish" list (of something I'm willing to work on A LOT but not necessarily use until ready) is a kick serve. Maybe I can teach this ole dog a new trick.

Happy New Year everyone!

catfish 12-29-2011 04:53 PM

1. Lose 8 - 10 lbs.

2. Work on my poor footwork.

3. Play more singles.

andfor 12-29-2011 06:07 PM

1. Develop 130+ mph serve.
2. improve vertical jump to 40 inches.
3. Obtain elusive ATP ranking.

InspectorRacquet 12-29-2011 06:29 PM

1. Not allow backhand to be squashed by power

2. Not bomb the (very inaccurate) first serve every time - hold back and just used a pumped-up second serve to lessen double faults

3. Serve and volley at least once per match (hopefully at least once per set)

maggmaster 12-29-2011 07:08 PM

1. Develop my flattened out backhand into a more consistent forcing shot for doubles.

2. Improve the placement of my backhand and forehand slices also for doubles.

3. Develop a true kick serve, right now I have a topspin slice as my second serve.

yonexpurestorm 12-30-2011 03:21 PM

win an open tournament this year.

dlk 12-30-2011 03:36 PM

Lose more weight.

adamX012 12-30-2011 06:08 PM

OP, only one resolution.....

BEAT UP MY Opponents with my tricky skills...

kelawai 12-31-2011 11:17 AM

Control my temper (getting better each year)
Protect my racquets :-)
At 45+, watch my weight

Happy New Year!

jaggy 12-31-2011 01:30 PM

I have eye issues related to diabetes so hopefully get that fixed, lose some weight and just play

sureshs 12-31-2011 03:18 PM

Run faster

Bergboy123 12-31-2011 06:56 PM

1. Seriously devote myself to weight training
2. Beef up my serve (1st power, 2nd consistency)
3. Finish turning my forehand into a legitimate weapon
4. Win a tournament? :D

Kurte954 01-01-2012 08:37 AM

1. Increase fitness and flexibility and lose 50 lbs by June.

2. Improve offensive shots on short balls and put-aways

3. Win my local 3.0 flex league

Sentinel 01-01-2012 08:56 AM

Get out of house.

DaynaDawn 01-01-2012 03:40 PM

As a life-long fan and total beginner player, I resolve this Spring to be the year I have the guts to join my local league!

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