Stay down through your shots to avoid hitting them long.
Hey! We're out there to practice. If your practice partner misses a feed, don't count it, re-feed it.
I'll keep saying it until you start doing it on the tennis court - RECOVER!
Don't simply rely on hitting better shots than your opponent. When you see that you have pushed him/her off balance and out of position, creep in and anticipate the next ball coming back short.
I break things down a little further in part two of this video.
It's Not About The Shots! Learn how to READ what's going on across the net from you, how to REACT and position accordingly, and you will win more points. I promise.
Footwork is everything! I actually miss this shot, but I still recover. Develop the habit of getting back into position after every single shot - even if it goes out.
Winning tennis isn't about who hits the best shots, it's about who sees opportunities and takes advantages of them.
Think you've hit a winner? Maybe not. Move in to good position just in case.
When we're playing tennis, it's more important to be able to see chances when our opponent is off balance than it is to be able to hit smashing shots. Look for times when you put your opponent out of position, then get to the net!