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slowfox 10-06-2012 06:04 PM

Best 1-Sentence Advice
If you could only give one brief piece of advice to a student of the game...

Babolatbarry 10-06-2012 06:05 PM

practice doesnt make perfect, perfect practice makes perfect.

TheCheese 10-06-2012 06:27 PM

Never compromise the fluidity of your strokes.

DolgoSantoro 10-06-2012 06:35 PM

Hit the ball in

Def 10-06-2012 07:10 PM


Originally Posted by DolgoSantoro (Post 6939901)
Hit the ball in

And we have a winner :lol:

tricky 10-06-2012 07:40 PM

Swing the human racquet! :D

5263 10-06-2012 07:44 PM

be stable, head still with eyes on ball for a great contact pt

Bagumbawalla 10-07-2012 08:45 AM

Get into proper position so you can hit each shot, as much as possible, the same way.

blastforehand 10-07-2012 09:14 AM

Feel the joy.

Thepowerofchoice 10-07-2012 11:19 AM

There are many great 1 sentence advice out there but here is what really a game changer for me. Shoulder turn and use lose arms/grips. Simple but my game fall apart without it. :)

WildVolley 10-07-2012 11:58 AM

Use video to assess and improve your game.

NLBwell 10-07-2012 12:57 PM

Keep your head still.

Limpinhitter 10-07-2012 01:12 PM

The biggest difference between different levels of play is the quality of shot preparation.

bhupaes 10-07-2012 01:15 PM

Treat every moment like it's an emergency. (Wish I could consistently follow my own advice!)

Torres 10-07-2012 01:15 PM


Originally Posted by slowfox (Post 6939868)
If you could only give one brief piece of advice to a student of the game...

It wouldn't be any of the poll options. If you need someone to advise you to watch the ball and breathe, you're already in serious trouble....

My advice to a committed, developing player would be to always remember to finish the particular stroke irrespective of the situation or circumstances which they find themselves on court. Players can often remember everything else but forget to finish particularly when they find themselves in stress positions.

CoachingMastery 10-07-2012 01:17 PM

Keep the plane the same...

MonkeyRacquet 10-07-2012 01:26 PM

You can learn more from losing than you can from winning.

Limpinhitter 10-07-2012 01:59 PM


Originally Posted by MonkeyRacquet (Post 6941230)
You can learn more from losing than you can from winning.

If that were true, sureshs would be the most learned man on the planet.

InspectorRacquet 10-07-2012 02:22 PM

Know your game and your limits.

So many people try to hit as hard as Federer, or put as much topspin on the ball as Nadal. We are not pros, and the more we accept our limitations the better we become at the game by not trying to smack the ball and making so many errors.

If you keep your head still but swing as fast as you can, the ball will never go in; If you work solely on footwork, but you brush up on the ball like a monster to produce a shank, you will never be consistent; Even if you slow down your stroke to negate the first two possibilities, you will expect much more to happen than can actually occur. This is why I believe knowing your limitations (which includes knowing who you can and can't beat) is the best advice in one sentence. Even if the student doesn't understand it at first, he/she will eventually get it.

Prodigy1234 10-07-2012 02:48 PM

Only use a PS 85 strung with natural gut and power pads and leaded to the feather weight of 13 oz, or else you won't win


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