Three Tips To Play Relaxed Tennis

In this instruction video you will learn three tips that will help you to play more relaxed tennis, and also deal much better with choking under pressure in a tennis match, simple tips that you probably haven’t heard before, and applying them you will get immediate results!!  :-)

Mental Game – The Comeback Attitude

Where does your head go?? Where?? when you are down on the scoreboard?!!

Maybe because it’s just one break of serve that you gave away it’s not so bad :-)

But still, that can feel horrible on a 0×3 start when the opponent serves first :-(

I know, I know, we’ve all been there, feels better to drive/pilot starting in front!!

Most get “altered” when down, lose their cool, patience, basically lose their pleasure in continuing playing almost even at times, a waist of opportunity.

Then, playing the game shifts to a completely different mental type, for sure not much fun, more like a miserable uphill battle, against opponent that now besides being up on you, ahead a few games on the scoreboard, also makes you angry.

And the funny thing is, “even after we see” our opponent on the other side having bad, or crazy, or negative, or silly, or stupid, or sloppy or etc etc kinds of not ideal competition mode type of attitude and body language when we are the one way in front/ahead…well, inside our minds “we do” quickly register it, acknowledge it, meaning we notice it, even more than that, we use that against our opponent!!

Seeing mental struggle only gives extra mental strength to ourselves, correct?!!

Well?? WHY ourselves be ever “The Actor/Actress Kind” on the court?? WHY??

Why would we then later, on a different day, “act just like that”, as we saw from other person just the other day when we “were happy, playing well, and ahead”, winning, opponent acting weird negative mad, we saw it, lets not do the same!!

You feel lost, confused, discouraged, angry when things aren’t going your way??

Well, check out this video that just escaped out of my mouth one sunny day here in Sausalito California, right after Tennis Vault Family Member Eliana, who has been before in a couple of other Vault videos, had just told me “in joy” that she had just won a league match on a very hard fought comeback, and how it felt so great!! She was so happy with the win, and also so very much proud of herself!! Cheers!!

Comebacks do that!! Comebacks help so much in building confidence!! :-)

Below my personal thoughts on what “being behind” in a match “should feel” like:

Doubles “Feelings” – True Partnership

One of the “worst feelings” in tennis is “missing” an “easy important-point shot” when playing “doubles”. No wonder, “who would enjoy” the feeling of “letting your partner down”, as it seems to feel like inevitably?! Mostly, if you feel like you are missing way more shots than your partner that day, then it eats you up inside, and makes you feel guilty. Well, let me tell you, even way worst is the feeling you have when, you glance at your own partner after the point is over and notice a “clear look of disappointment” or  “anger” or a “negative attitude in general”, makes you feel just way worst even than you already are feeling. You just “feel the complaint look” from your partner, and from there on you feel like you are playing “with a gun pointed to your head”, so much pressure to “not miss” and let your partner down. Now, when your partner gets to the point of voicing him or herself to you right after the point, telling you what you did wrong or what to do instead, then you start feeling like a “cannon” is pointed to your head now. So, to always be a “great partner” in doubles, no matter how well or bad your partner plays, be sure to be “supportive” No Matter What The Outcome Of The Point Is!! Period!! Just be very positive towards your partner when he or she misses, and they will miss a lot less to begin with!! They will feed off of your positive or negative energy!! So, you should choose the one energy type you want to send out to your partner, either to help them, or to make things even worst for them!! It’s “up to you” to make your partner feel OK when they miss “any” shot, “really up to you”!! Think about it…

Dealing with Choking in Tennis

The Mental Side of Tennis is Fun and Challenging, and is also Very Tricky at times. We are all familiar with those “Choking Moments”, in which we feel like our arms are wrapped in a straight-jacket, unable to swing loose… or even though up on the score we can’t put a set or match away, or… worse, we don’t have a clue of what to do next, so lost our brain becomes. To reduce your mistakes to the max when “tight”, first play offensively (with purpose), do attack, but with “controlled aggression”, because just defending induces to just choking more. Make sure you do these 3 things to cut down on your errors: MOVE YOUR FEET, WATCH THE BALL & HIT IT OUT IN FRONT (well timed)!! Most Errors are because of  Bad Footwork, Not Watching the Ball and Hitting it Late. Make sure you take care of these 3 areas as you’re out there battling, and things won’t be so hard after all, but FUN instead, as you face the challenging adversities of a normal tennis match.

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