"How To Quickly and Easily Start Winning More Tennis Matches"!!

thomas daniels

Semi-Pro
Okay guys.

Here are 4 tips that can help you quickly and easily, start winning more tennis matches.

So... go grab a pen and some paper and write them down please.

The first thing that you should do is...

Develop solid service game.

For both your first and second serve.

Then in your tennis matches.

Mentally model after MLB pitchers.

Keep them off balance by mixing things up during your service games and giving them a variation of speeds and spins on your serve.

Next.

Develop a solid return game.

The serve and the return are the two most important shots in tennis and that is why I keep bringing it up in these post that I write.

3rd thing.

Master all your strokes.

This can be done through repetition and focus during practice.

"You have to keep working the reps daily, until you master the stroke that you are working on at that time".

Then you must be able to execute that stroke under pressure during your matches.

Because many players can make the shot in practice all day, but many of them can't make those same shots on big points.

Wouldn't you agree?

Last thing.

Develop a solid net game.

It's still painful to watch many players afraid to come in during points, because this isn't that difficult at all.

Just like with your strokes, get in more reps in practice and make each one count by adjusting after everyone of them, until you develop a better feel at the net.

The good thing here is... if you master all your strokes, you will get a lot of shorts balls to attack, then it's all about coming in on a solid approach shot and blocking the ball into the open court.

Never try to get too fancy up there too.

Focus on executing a simple block, short volley into the open court and be ready for your opponent to chase it down!!

So guys.

Those are 4 tips that can have you quickly and easily, winning more tennis matches in weeks.

Then.

When that happens.

Start working on your mental game and take it to another levels, so you can start dominating your opponents for the rest of your playing career...
 
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Dartagnan64

G.O.A.T.
Develop solid service game.
Not quick or easy.

Develop a solid return game.
Not quick or easy.

Master all your strokes.
Not quick or easy.

Develop a solid net game.
Not quick or easy.

Your title is misleading and basically the post could have been summed up as: Get good at tennis.

Waste of a thread. Do you get paid for this sort of thing?
 

thomas daniels

Semi-Pro
Not quick or easy.



Not quick or easy.



Not quick or easy.



Not quick or easy.

Your title is misleading and basically the post could have been summed up as: Get good at tennis.

Waste of a thread. Do you get paid for this sort of thing?
"You can do this in 1 month or less if you get the work in and that is faster than most players progress with their matchplay game, because I have done it for tons of players here in Kansai, and no I don't get paid to share this info... you are prime example, of how many of you guys on this site, know nothing about modern coaching or learning the game."
 
Okay... guys.

"Here are 2 tips, that can help... you quickly and easily, win every tennis match you play."

This is far, superior to other... 4 step method.

So... go grab, a pen and some... paper and write them down please.

The first thing that you, should do... is.

Hit an ace every serve.

Spend no time, on developing a second serve... you will not require.

Then in... your tennis, matches.

Keep them off balance by hitting the ball, where they cannot touch it each service.

Ne,xt...

Only hit return winners.

The ace and return winner are the two most important shots in tennis and that is why I keep bringing it up in these post that I write.

Remember... if your opponent, does not touch tennis ball. There is no... chance of them becoming victorious.

"Wouldn't you agree...?"

So guys.

Those are 2 tips that can... have you quickly and easily, winning all tennis matches in hours.

Then.

When that happens.

Start working on your trash talk game and take it to another levels, so you can start dominating your opponents for the rest of your playing career...
 

BlueB

Legend
"You can do this in 1 month or less if you get the work in and that is faster than most players progress with their matchplay game, because I have done it for tons of players here in Kansai, and no I don't get paid to share this info... you are prime example, of how many of you guys on this site, know nothing about modern coaching or learning the game."
Who are you quoting here?
 

HuusHould

Hall of Fame
I agree if you wanted to improve as quickly as possible, you'd benefit from paying attention to the areas mentioned, the principles are sound.
The only one thats a bit airy fairy is "master all your strokes"
You have to work on your approach shots/transition as well as your volleys if you are going to come to the net during your return games. But I also agree with the counterargument as well that these things take varying degrees of "quite a bit of time", that's not to say you can't make significant improvement in a few months, particularly at the lower levels.
 
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HuusHould

Hall of Fame
He's not saying you'll win all your matches, just one more match than you otherwise would have gives his statement/assertion some sort of validity. I agree improvement can be fast tracked if you train smarter and not necessarily harder.

I remember Dan McLaughlin from "the Dan plan" saying that he knew golfers that had been playing pretty well every weekend for 20 years and were still off a 16 handicap. Yet with no prior experience in the game he was able to get down to 2.9 in a few years. Why? Because he was very methodical with his "deliberate practice", he made sure he knew exactly what he was doing and of course he also gave up his job haha

I remember him talking about golfers trying to make changes to their game pertaining to the latest thing they'd seen on youtube, during comp. "You've got no hope......."
 
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toth

Professional
Okay guys.

Here are 4 tips that can help you quickly and easily, start winning more tennis matches.

So... go grab a pen and some paper and write them down please.

The first thing that you should do is...

Develop solid service game.

For both your first and second serve.

Then in your tennis matches.

Mentally model after MLB pitchers.

Keep them off balance by mixing things up during your service games and giving them a variation of speeds and spins on your serve.

Next.

Develop a solid return game.

The serve and the return are the two most important shots in tennis and that is why I keep bringing it up in these post that I write.

3rd thing.

Master all your strokes.

This can be done through repetition and focus during practice.

"You have to keep working the reps daily, until you master the stroke that you are working on at that time".

Then you must be able to execute that stroke under pressure during your matches.

Because many players can make the shot in practice all day, but many of them can't make those same shots on big points.

Wouldn't you agree?

Last thing.

Develop a solid net game.

It's still painful to watch many players afraid to come in during points, because this isn't that difficult at all.

Just like with your strokes, get in more reps in practice and make each one count by adjusting after everyone of them, until you develop a better feel at the net.

The good thing here is... if you master all your strokes, you will get a lot of shorts balls to attack, then it's all about coming in on a solid approach shot and blocking the ball into the open court.

Never try to get too fancy up there too.

Focus on executing a simple block, short volley into the open court and be ready for your opponent to chase it down!!

So guys.

Those are 4 tips that can have you quickly and easily, winning more tennis matches in weeks.

Then.

When that happens.

Start working on your mental game and take it to another levels, so you can start dominating your opponents for the rest of your playing career...
It seems nor quick nor easy for me..
 

Daniel Andrade

Hall of Fame
Okay... guys.

"Here are 2 tips, that can help... you quickly and easily, win every tennis match you play."

This is far, superior to other... 4 step method.

So... go grab, a pen and some... paper and write them down please.

The first thing that you, should do... is.

Hit an ace every serve.

Spend no time, on developing a second serve... you will not require.

Then in... your tennis, matches.

Keep them off balance by hitting the ball, where they cannot touch it each service.

Ne,xt...

Only hit return winners.

The ace and return winner are the two most important shots in tennis and that is why I keep bringing it up in these post that I write.

Remember... if your opponent, does not touch tennis ball. There is no... chance of them becoming victorious.

"Wouldn't you agree...?"

So guys.

Those are 2 tips that can... have you quickly and easily, winning all tennis matches in hours.

Then.

When that happens.

Start working on your trash talk game and take it to another levels, so you can start dominating your opponents for the rest of your playing career...
On the other hand, this is bad advice :(
 

Daniel Andrade

Hall of Fame
I agree if you wanted to improve as quickly as possible, you'd benefit from paying attention to the areas mentioned, the principles are sound.
The only one thats a bit airy fairy is "master all your strokes"
You have to work on your approach shots/transition as well as your volleys if you are going to come to the net during your return games. But I also agree with the counterargument as well that these things take varying degrees of "quite a bit of time", that's not to say you can't make significant improvement in a few months, particularly at the lower levels.
Would a year be a little bit of time?
I would consider it so, specially if you want to play the game for the rest of your life.
 

Daniel Andrade

Hall of Fame
I don't think this is bad advice at all, just not quick, but I don't think it's difficult per se, if you love the game.

During the first 5 years I played tennis I was just a rally bot, practicing just forehands, never even cared to give me a decent backhand, playing tennis with my friends simply hitting a million forehands, trying to win an awesome point, not caring that I was spraying balls in between, etc

I wish someone had slapped me in the face 1 year after I had started playing or even sooner

"dude, you suck, this is what you have to do instead... "
 

HuusHould

Hall of Fame
Basically, the one thing you can do without changing your game much is to get into shape.
For the most part this is true. However on fast courts against someone who plays very aggressive first strike tennis, it doesn't make much difference. If you have a relatively weak serve or return, it's very difficult to prolong the rallies.
 

blai212

Hall of Fame
OP actually makes a good point but TTWers being the rec players they are, have no clue how to go about developing servive game or return game and even less clue on how to master their shots…if only someone could explain
oh yeah, that’s what coaches are for…
 

zaph

Professional
So the OPs advice is get brilliant at tennis? Is his next post go to be full of other starling revelations like bears tend to use the woods as a toilet and the Pope could possibly be a Catholic?
 

zaph

Professional
OP actually makes a good point but TTWers being the rec players they are, have no clue how to go about developing servive game or return game and even less clue on how to master their shots…if only someone could explain
oh yeah, that’s what coaches are for…
The problem with coaches, for low level players, is their feeds are too consistent and don't reproduce the utter garbage that you find in low level tennis. Don't get me wrong, if a coach is playing properly their excellent technique destroys the average rec player. However when they reduce the power for practice successions, they are nice to hit against because they produce the same ball over and over.

Take a guy I know who has had a ton of coaching, which has definitely improved him. He can hit hard from both wings but he still always loses to me, a player who has never been coached in his life. I just go into pusher mode against him, feed him moonballs and run everything down. Eventually he blows up and loses.

If coaching doesn't allow someone to deal with low level pushers and junkballers, I have to question the point of it.
 

blai212

Hall of Fame
The problem with coaches, for low level players, is their feeds are too consistent and don't reproduce the utter garbage that you find in low level tennis. Don't get me wrong, if a coach is playing properly their excellent technique destroys the average rec player. However when they reduce the power for practice successions, they are nice to hit against because they produce the same ball over and over.

Take a guy I know who has had a ton of coaching, which has definitely improved him. He can hit hard from both wings but he still always loses to me, a player who has never been coached in his life. I just go into pusher mode against him, feed him moonballs and run everything down. Eventually he blows up and loses.

If coaching doesn't allow someone to deal with low level pushers and junkballers, I have to question the point of it.
he loses to you because he has not had enough reps involving junk balls etc. He’s not good enough to beat you yet but one day he will with enough coaching. Tennis is a long and arduous journey.
 

Daniel Andrade

Hall of Fame
OP actually makes a good point but TTWers being the rec players they are, have no clue how to go about developing servive game or return game and even less clue on how to master their shots…if only someone could explain
oh yeah, that’s what coaches are for…
some times coaches just like to get paid :(

Some don't even care if you improve that much or not.
 

Daniel Andrade

Hall of Fame
The problem with coaches, for low level players, is their feeds are too consistent and don't reproduce the utter garbage that you find in low level tennis. Don't get me wrong, if a coach is playing properly their excellent technique destroys the average rec player. However when they reduce the power for practice successions, they are nice to hit against because they produce the same ball over and over.

Take a guy I know who has had a ton of coaching, which has definitely improved him. He can hit hard from both wings but he still always loses to me, a player who has never been coached in his life. I just go into pusher mode against him, feed him moonballs and run everything down. Eventually he blows up and loses.

If coaching doesn't allow someone to deal with low level pushers and junkballers, I have to question the point of it.
I'm guessing your friend needs to improve his footwork?
 

socallefty

Legend
some times coaches just like to get paid :(

Some don't even care if you improve that much or not.
In defense of coaches, it is very difficult to improve players who refuse to do any practice sessions with good drilling partners in between lessons especially if they are not taking multiple lessons weekly. Most adult rec players take infrequent lessons and then play mostly matches outside of lessons. In those cases, the coaches do give up mentally after a few lessons in many cases and just provide hitting sessions - many people seem happy enough with it and keep giving their money to the coaches. When adults enthusiastically practice in between lessons and take lessons at least weekly, I do see coaches energized to improve those students just like the juniors they work with almost daily. Also, I don’t consider group drills as lessons even if some coaching is provided as it rarely helps anyone improve much unless you are an early beginner.

There are not too many shortcuts to getting good at tennis if you didn’t play thousands of hours under coaching supervision as a kid. You pretty much have to do the same even if you started as an adult and it is tough to find the time as an adult to practice every day for many hours and take lessons multiple times in a week like kids do.
 
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zaph

Professional
he loses to you because he has not had enough reps involving junk balls etc. He’s not good enough to beat you yet but one day he will with enough coaching. Tennis is a long and arduous journey.
He hasn't managed it in 10 years, so at this rate it going to be really expensive for him to get to that point.
 

zaph

Professional
I'm guessing your friend needs to improve his footwork?
His fundamental problem is he can't get it into head to respect slow balls. It doesn't matter if it is a spin serve or a high moon ball. He doesn't see that as "proper" tennis, so expects to be able to easily crush those type of balls and goes for more than he capable of. He then gets increasingly salty as he misses more and more.
 

Rubens

Hall of Fame
How to Quickly and Easily Win in Every Sport!!! :

Master the Offense, the Defense, and Everything in Between !!!
!!!
 

zaph

Professional
In defense of coaches, it is very difficult to improve players who refuse to do any practice sessions with good drilling partners in between lessons especially if they are not taking multiple lessons weekly. Most adult rec players take infrequent lessons and then play mostly matches outside of lessons. In those cases, the coaches do give up mentally after a few lessons in many cases and just provide hitting sessions - many people seem happy enough with it and keep giving their money to the coaches. When adults enthusiastically practice in between lessons and take lessons at least weekly, I do see coaches energized to improve those students just like the juniors they work with almost daily. Also, I don’t consider group drills as lessons even if some coaching is provided as it rarely helps anyone improve much unless you are an early beginner.

There are not too many shortcuts to getting good at tennis if you didn’t play thousands of hours under coaching supervision as a kid. You pretty much have to do the same even if you started as an adult and it is tough to find the time as an adult to practice every day for many hours and take lessons multiple times in a week like kids do.
There are bad coaches. As I have said I have hadn't coaching but I have been to a couple of LTA group coaching sessions to see if I was missing out on anything.

To be honest I found it a waste of time and some of the advice very questionable. For example one of the coaches claimed that my western grip wouldn't work on the forehand and insisted I switched to a chopper grip. OK I have an extreme grip but a continential grip forehand? Seemed dubious to me.
 

Daniel Andrade

Hall of Fame
His fundamental problem is he can't get it into head to respect slow balls. It doesn't matter if it is a spin serve or a high moon ball. He doesn't see that as "proper" tennis, so expects to be able to easily crush those type of balls and goes for more than he capable of. He then gets increasingly salty as he misses more and more.
That sounds like a bad player
 

socallefty

Legend
There are bad coaches.
Of course, there are good, average and bad coaches just like you find in every other profession. Someone who is still doing group lessons is likely not an elite-level coach. Just like most things in life, you get the level of service/expertise that you pay for as the price you pay is usually based on their experience, track record and demand for their services.

Bad players might have been coached or not coached. All advanced players (5.0+) have been coached for thousands of hours. Draw your own conclusions on which path to follow to improve your tennis.
 

S&V-not_dead_yet

Talk Tennis Guru
Shroud for the Win!

Since the OP advised to put the mental game on hold, here is my ONE foolproof tip to win more matches...ONE TIP.

1. Win the last point.
What if I win the last point played but then have to retire due to a hernia caused by borrowing your sledgehammer racquet?
 

blai212

Hall of Fame
Of course, there are good, average and bad coaches just like you find in every other profession. Someone who is still doing group lessons is likely not an elite-level coach. Just like most things in life, you get the level of service/expertise that you pay for as the price you pay is usually based on their experience, track record and demand for their services.

Bad players might have been coached or not coached. All advanced players (5.0+) have been coached for thousands of hours. Draw your own conclusions on which path to follow to improve your tennis.
i work as a coach at a local club. One of the other coaches claims to never have taken a lesson in his life…he watched youtube videos and taught himself. Said he was UTR 11 at one point in college. Super athletic guy that that is a multi sport athlete (soccer).
 

zaph

Professional
Of course, there are good, average and bad coaches just like you find in every other profession. Someone who is still doing group lessons is likely not an elite-level coach. Just like most things in life, you get the level of service/expertise that you pay for as the price you pay is usually based on their experience, track record and demand for their services.

Bad players might have been coached or not coached. All advanced players (5.0+) have been coached for thousands of hours. Draw your own conclusions on which path to follow to improve your tennis.
Yes but a rec player isn't going to be able to afford an elite coach and there would be little point in them bothering. They aint playing tennis for a living, they are doing it for fun. So why on earth would they spend thousands on an elite level coach?
 
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