The 6 game situations in TennisWritten by Mark Luyk
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5.Hitting passing shots + lobs..........Most people at first have a tendency to 'panic' when their opponent shows up at net. (Some people never leave this stage... ;-) Once you realize you can go for winner, or first play a subtle 'dinky' shot and then blast it by your opponent, or choose to play a lob, this situation can become a fun and challenging one. 6.Lob recovery.........................When your opponent hits a lob you cannot put away with a smash, you can often run after it and keep ball in play, for example with a lob of your own. You'll see craziest shots in this situation. People will apply 'pancake method' and try to flip ball over their shoulder holding racket with both hands, or they will go for 'Sabatweeny' (named after Argentinean player Gabriela Sabatini who would on occasion hit ball between her legs with her back to net), some people will try to smash ball either keeping their backs to net or trying to turn while hitting. So six game-situations are: 1.Serving. 2.Returning serve. 3.Playing a baseline rally. 4.Approaching and hitting volleys 5.Hitting passing shots and lobs 6.Lob recovery So what are you supposed to do in these situations? Let's talk some more about that in next weekly tennis tip. That's all for now. Enjoy game and see if you can recognize these 6 situations. If you want to know more, read about my eBooks on http://www.tennisebooks.com
Mark Luyk is a fully licensed tennis pro from The Netherlands with international coaching experience.
The most fundamental strategy in tennis is: ConsistencyWritten by Mark Luyk
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Experience (gained from years of practice and playing lots of matches) and talent will help you decide when to go for winner and when to play it 'safe'. This is called playing percentages (or percentage tennis). It's all about consistency in all game situations. (More about that next time.) All this is assuming you can already play both offensive and defensive shots. If you just started to play tennis most important thing for you is: CONSISTENCY! Yep, just concentrate on keeping ball in play. Try to get to every ball, run soles off your shoes and hit ball to other side. Be persistent and you'll drive people crazy! 'All he/she does is bringing back ball', they will say. (You will smile and know that you consciously chose this strategy while you are still developing your game.) So, remember to play with consistency! HAVE FUN, Mark Luyk
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Mark Luyk is a licensed tennis pro from The Netherlands with international coaching experience.