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Category Archives: Tactics
Living a Tennis Inspired Life
I could have just read the quote below a decade back. But the profoundness would have been lost on me, had it not been for the game of tennis which has provided the backdrop and metaphor for the journey. Sometimes, … Continue reading
Finding Gold in Tennis Drills and Practices, Part 1: Framing The Challenge
Recently a friend of mine did a tennis drill at a well-known tennis facility in town and shared, “I had a good drill in the morning. It was exhausting and refreshing”. I assumed that it was exhausting because it was … Continue reading
Posted in Drills, Practice, Tactics Tagged tennis drills, tennis practice 3 Comments
Match Tiebreaker – is it a roll of the dice ?
Results of a quick & dirty survey that I had run a while back with my hardcore tennis friends in my tennis/social network. In my opinion, the answer to the match tiebreaker as with any facet of a tennis match … Continue reading
Posted in Mental, Passion, Tactics Tagged Coman, Match Tiebreak 2 Comments
If you can’t start the point, there is no point!
That’s right, If you can’t start the point, there is no point! The probability of success in doubles play at the competitive amateur level of play (4.0 and 4.5) goes up dramatically, if you can keep your return of serve … Continue reading
Posted in Tactics, Technique Tagged Billy Previdi, block return, Chip and Charge, high percentage tennis, Matt Previdi, Previdi, S.A.L, Tennis Congress, volley 2 Comments
Learning the ropes of captaining a USTA League Team
It was a hot afternoon in July, the climax of the 2015 USTA Spring/Summer League. Our team had done well in the regular season to qualify for the Qualifying Tournament(QT) for the City Championship. With the conclusion of the games today, all … Continue reading
Posted in Lifestyle, Mental, Passion, Tactics 4 Comments
The ‘Ultimate Tennis’ League Super Division – Find your Tennis Identity!
Imagine an ‘Ultimate Tennis’ league division with who else but the Republican candidates 2016. What do you think their playing styles will be if they play tennis…. Historically tennis has had four primary game styles: counterpuncher, aggressive baseliner, all-court player … Continue reading
Posted in Lifestyle, Mental, Passion, Tactics, Technique Tagged all court player, baseliner, counterpuncher, Donald Trump, serve and volley, tennis styles Leave a comment
Lifestyle: Write out your goals. Wake up early in the morning and say them out aloud. Strive for the peace of mind every night in the all important 10 minutes before you fall asleep.Live for that 10 minutes.Even if you … Continue reading
Survey – Big Data Buzz in Tennis
Please take a few minutes to answer this survey. Thanks for your time and hope the results will be useful for you.
Posted in Tactics Tagged analytics, big data, performance, survey, technology Leave a comment
Countering the Moonball
You are invariably going to run into a ‘Pusher’ who is going to dish you moonballs, when you play competitive tennis at amateur level. When I was getting started in tennis and ran into my first ‘Pusher’ in a tournament, … Continue reading
Posted in Mental, Tactics Tagged moonball, pusher 2 Comments
Learning from Federer at 33
Came across an interesting article today on the success of Roger Federer at 33 (if we shift the yardstick of success from a grand slam win to five ATP titles and a tour-leading 68 wins during the 2014 season). Here’s the three things … Continue reading