Sunday, February 28, 2016

Tennis Topic of the Day: Time is of the Essence

"The best players in the world intimately know the importance of time . . . as a general rule, you want to play quicker when things are falling your way, not allowing time for any surprises to appear. It's the complete opposite when the opponent is dominating. [The best players make] matches last longer when they are under attack, giving them a few extra ticks on the clock to find an answer to their troubles."

Craig O'Shannessy, Infosys ATP Beyond the Numbers, "Federer's Focus: Time is of the Essence" (Feb. 28, 2016)

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Tennis Topic of the Day: Give Nothing Away

"The world class athlete [and aspiring high-level player] gives nothing away . . .  to his opponents that might help them in any way. He aims to maintain a consistent positive behavior and demeanor at all times. His body language, attitude and control of emotions is of the highest [positive] quality."

--Allistair McCaw, Sports Performance Coach, McCaw Method

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Tennis Topic of the Day: First Strike Tennis

*The player that hits the first offensive shot controls the point -- first strike tennis.
*The most common first strike points are: Serve, Return of Second Serve, Forehand Groundstroke.
*ATP statistics show: 70% of points end in 1 to 4 shots, thus highlighting the primacy of first strike points.

Courtesy: Doug Lewis, USPTA-Elite, Lead Tennis Instructor, Healthplex Tennis, Springfield, PA 

Thursday, February 11, 2016