- Play it on your terms
You want to start and play the point on your terms.
End of point.
Never start a big point, actually, any point for that matter, until you are mentally ready to play it.
This will allow you to play yourself into a good rhythm in your matches and who knows, you may find yourself in the (Tennis ZONE) before the match is over!!
- No cheap points
Make your opponent earn the point and don’t give away easy points.
Your first objective is to get the serve in or get the return in, whatever you do, don’t miss it!
Because the top players aren’t going give you any cheap points.
They play every point hard and smart!!
- See it, before you play it.
“This is the mental tip that you need to practice on everyday. “
At first, you may not be able to do it on court, but keep on doing it in practice.
Visualizing a point before you play it is going to help you learn how to play them better and then this is going to also help you start playing the bigger point better.
Quick tip to leap-frog the learning curb on this one!!
“Everyday practice holding one thought at a time, for as long as you can. “
If you are like most players, that is going to be for only a few seconds.
Now, after a week of doing this, you will be able to do it longer.
Carry this concentration over into your practice time and that is when you will be able to dominate your mental game.
I told my student the other day,
“If you can’t win the big points, you will never win the big matches”.
Are you guys feeling me on this one?
Great, because that is the whole point of this post here today.
I need to get back to the Kei vs Johnson match now that is going on!!