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Old 01-14-2013, 07:29 AM   #29
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This is akin to one of Gallwey's Inner Tennis suggestions when he talks about "Riding the ball." Especially when receiving serve as well as when hitting and returning ground strokes, I try to focus on the ball, its flight from my opponent's racquet to mine, and nothing else. Gallwey's notion is that by focusing on the ball you "park your mind in order to keep it out of trouble." For me, I get into trouble when I consciously focus on the shot I plan to hit, where my opponent(s) are standing, what the score is, etc. So to try and keep my mind uncluttered this seems to help. (I know, some think this is voo-doo or bumper sticker psychology or whatever, but it works for me and others.
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