Many people take their tennis very seriously, even when playing socially. Perhaps it is the natural competitive instinct in all of us. But occasionally it is good to step back and just look at the game of tennis, and realise that it is only a game after all.
Obviously most Australians would find it easier to travel to Melbourne than the other far fetched places, but even so there are tips that you can take on board to make your visit as memorable as possible.
Quite often your local club arranges trips and outings to big tournaments so it is worth contacting people like Tennis World Lane Cove to see if they are organising anything.
It is fundamentally highly important that your strength and endurance are at the highest possible levels to play tennis consistently and well.
Personal training with your tennis coach can help to achieve this and the exercises below will also assist.
How do you perfect a percentage game and not let natural enthusiasm take control over you. It is a good idea to introduce this type of play when you are playing socially to perfect the shots and see the benefits.
Preparing for a big match involves many facets; proper training, a balanced diet and fluid intake, adequate warm up exercises, mental preparation, competitor knowledge etc.
But the night before a crucial game is also very important that your body and brain has sufficient sleep. Trying to be involved in match play is difficult enough without fatigue.
Most players will prepare their racket bag and have a game plan already worked out, but good professionals will include a good night’s sleep as part of their preparation.
A good night’s sleep is essential for everybody in all walks of life, here are some tips to attain one.
Tennis can be an extraordinary emotional game especially playing singles. Depending upon the match and its importance, the sport can throw up a tie that can take over three hours to complete, whilst the contestants are battling physically and mentally to endure.
Some people can shake off a loss quickly, while others cannot get it out of their heads. We all cope with loss in a different way, but what are the best ways of coping with a defeat?
We all love matches that are bitterly fought over and the sense of elation of achieving a win can be immense, however accepting defeat could be far harder than you think. Even if coming to terms with losing is difficult it is an unavoidable part of the game. To put this in perspective, consider that of the 128 players competing in a Grand Slam, 127 will have to cope with loss which demonstrates the best players in the world lose too.
Whilst some players can shake defeat off quickly, others take considerably longer, perhaps even days. Reactions are somewhat an individual thing, but there are some questions you can consider. Continue Reading
Most sports elevate one’s emotions, both for the competitors and especially for the spectators. Tennis is no difference and as a player it can be highly emotional winning or losing against your opponent.
It is a singular sport where one cannot rely on team members to help you through the game (unless in doubles) and often the mental strain can be draining.
Quite often players that can channel their emotions during the heat of matchplay often is the only defining factor that determines the winner.
Who are the best people to take tennis advice from? Simple really the top coaches. Every good club has tennis pro’s that are available to help you develop your game, and Tennis World Lane Cove are no exception.
The following is a mix of top tips that were given to many of the best former Australian players by their favourite tennis coaches.
Tennis is very much a mental game, almost like chess in that respect. Especially if you are playing singles tennis most of the time.
Players invest hours on the training court improving technique and developing the physical ability required for ultimate performance. But surprisingly little attention is paid to the psychological skills required to compete.
Most reputable clubs such as Tennis World Lane Cove give many opportunities for their members to play various types of the game. In this article we explore the popular world of Fast 4 Tennis that seems to be growing all across Australia.
If your club does not happen to have a Fast 4 Tennis League then simply ask if you can organise one for other like minded members.