So first, a little about me: Male high school tennis player. The past year I played #1 and #2 singles at my school, and I improved a lot over the summer. Forehand: My weapon, however inconsistent on some days. Generally I have no problems with the shot, but being a relatively flat hitter, once in a while I'll have a little trouble getting spin wise. This mostly applies to approach shots; I have to make sure I don't hit them long in transition. However, I'm working on it (and before the tournament I'll restring with new luxilon, which pretty much eliminates spin issues for a few hours) Backhand: My most improved shot. It used to be a big weakness, but over the summer I improved my footwork and swing, and now it's very consistent, and even somewhat of a weapon. Serve: Off and on. One week, I got 7 aces out of it in one match. Next week, couldn't do a thing with it. I recently practiced a lot more though, and realized it was a grip issue. Now my slice serve gets in virtually every time, and my flat serve can vary from 30% to 80%, depending on how I'm doing that day. So pretty inconsistent to say the least, but at least my 2nd serve is solid enough to prevent me from giving away points. Returns: The least practiced part of my game, this needs work. Previously I sliced back most of my returns, and it actually worked pretty well since I would get it deep. I'm trying to return normally now though, and it's not as hard as I thought. If people bomb serves at me though, it could be a problem. Volleys: I used to suck at them, but I'm getting more confident in them as I've figured things out. Better grip, keeping it loose, etc. Defensive abilities: I feel like these should be mentioned, because they're huge. I'm very fast, and am able to get to anything from drop shots to screamers down the line. I don't push, but I can cover a lot of the court. Previous experience: I played my first tournament earlier in the summer after not playing for a week due to injury, and lost 6-0, 6-3. Not playing really threw off my timing, depth perception, serve, everything. As you can see, it took me a while to even get into it. I realized that the guy I played wasn't much better though, so it gave me some confidence coming out of it (because he had won the past 5 tournaments he had entered at that level). Anyway, I have one person who can rally back and forth with me at a lower level, can return serves, and feed me while I'm at the net and stuff. I also have a friend with a big serve, and who hits with more spin (and harder) but I can't play with as much. Given the month I have to prepare for this tournament, what do you recommend as a plan of action for me? I don't plan on going out in my first match this time.