The 6 game situations in Tennis

Written by Mark Luyk

Hi, As promised I will talk a bit aboutrepparttar six different situations you can be in on a tennis court. Last week I told you it was important first and foremost to develop consistency in each one of them. The six game situations are: 1.Serving................................. This is perhapsrepparttar 142147 most important game situation at least as far as playing matches is concerned. Why? Because every point starts with a serve. Unfortunately, more often than not it isrepparttar 142148 stroke least practiced. 2.Returningrepparttar 142149 serve................. For obvious reasons this is a very important stroke as well. If you can't do anything else, make sure you keeprepparttar 142150 ball in play with your return. In that way you will giverepparttar 142151 opponent a chance to make a mistake... 3.Baseline rallying...................... When beginners first are capable of hitting 5, 6, 7 times overrepparttar 142152 net with me, I tell them: 'You see, it's not that hard! You're playing tennis now!' Usually this happens duringrepparttar 142153 first lesson and their faces always lighten up when I tell them. I think this is becauserepparttar 142154 basic idea of tennis (to hitrepparttar 142155 ball overrepparttar 142156 net inrepparttar 142157 opponent's court) is expressed so clearly in this situation. 4.Approaching + playing volleys........... When you get torepparttar 142158 net atrepparttar 142159 right moment (you get a shorter ball and your opponent is [slightly] out of position) and you can play a decent volley it makesrepparttar 142160 game of tennis much more fun. Play can get more exciting and unexpected when one or both players show up atrepparttar 142161 net from time to time.

The most fundamental strategy in tennis is: Consistency

Written by Mark Luyk

Hi, This isrepparttar second in a series of tennis tips. I don't assume to tell you something new every time, however sometimes you need to hear something you already know one more time! As promised, this time I will give you some tactical advice. It's called: CONSISTENCY! In tennisrepparttar 142146 basic idea is to hitrepparttar 142147 ball overrepparttar 142148 net intorepparttar 142149 field ofrepparttar 142150 opponent and preferably one time more often than him/her. If you succeed you winrepparttar 142151 point. That'srepparttar 142152 basic idea. Now I know there's more to it, however since it is so basic, so essential, it's worth paying attention to. On almost all levels you win more points of your opponent's mistakes than you do of your own winners. Every now and then on a professional level you will see a player hit more winners than his/her opponent made unforced errors, but often it isrepparttar 142153 other way around even on that level. This balance between taking risk and not making to many unforced errors is very delicate and very important if you want to enjoy some success in tennis. A good example of this isrepparttar 142154 match Dutchman Verkerk played against Federer in Paris in 2004. Verkerk hit an enormous amount of winners, but unfortunately made almost as many unnecessary mistakes as well. His unforced errors evened out his winners. Although he hadrepparttar 142155 initiative during most ofrepparttar 142156 match, inrepparttar 142157 end he lost.

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