Repetition in Tennis

Is Repetition The Only Way To Learn

The age old way of getting tennis students to learn a particular shot was to give them repetitive exercises to instil the technique in their brain.

This can be an effective way of teaching, but it is also incredibly boring and can risk losing the student to the game completely. Many coaches preach that repetition is the key to instinctive and subconscious play. And only through repetition can a player truly play in an automatic fashion.

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Serving Drills

Serving Drills

Most tennis students will freely admit that trying to perfect their serve is probably the hardest thing to achieve. Although many hours can be spent with your tennis coach trying to develop your technique it is advisable to drill as often as you can with your friends and social partners.

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Doubles Strategies

Doubles Strategies

Playing doubles is very different than singles for a variety of reasons and not just because you have a playing partner. Because of the doubles outside lines coming into play, players have different angles which to deal with.

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Be Flexible Try An Option

Be Flexible Try An Option

Most players think there are only two options when playing tennis and that is, to go for a winner by hitting the ball away from the opponent or by playing consistent by only hitting the ball at their opponent.

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Tennis hot shots

Tennis Hot Shots

Early experiences are critical for future development and learning. The first five to six years of life are particularly critical for the development of fundamental motor skills: notably walking, running, jumping, hopping, galloping and skipping. Also ball handling skills, throwing, catching, kicking and striking.

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Backboard Practise Tennis

Tennis Backboard Practice

Taking tennis lessons is one of the most important factors for any player first trying to learn the game.

A good tennis coach can give you an invaluable foundation on which to base your game upon, he will teach you the fundamentals of technique and the basics in tactics. However there are things that a student can do to help himself, playing regularly is one and practicing drills is another.

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Drills To Help Your Tennis Game

Drills To Help Your Tennis Game

A great deal of tennis technique depends on repetition, that is repetition of the physical movement and shot, and repetition of the brain so it retains the information.

That is why tennis coaches favour tennis drills so much, they get you to practice the same thing over and over again until it becomes second nature.

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