I played a match last night and realized my ball anticipation was very poor. I use the Hit-Bounce-Hit mental cue to assist with tracking ball moement. For example, when my opponent hits the ball, I would say "hit", when the ball bounces on my side of the court, I would say "bounce", and when I'm ready to hit the ball, I would say "hit". This helps me track the the ball and keeps my head steady on the groundstrokes. The problem is judging where the ball will land on my side of the court and the depth of the return from my opponent (sometimes short and sometimes close to the baseline). What usually happens is that I wait for the ball to come to me (bad), instead of meeting the ball and taking on the rise. Does anyone have any mental tips or drills that will help me move forward better? If I can anticipate the ball better, I can adjust my footwork and resultantly hit a better return shot. Thanks all.