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Old 05-05-2010, 12:55 AM   #3
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Default Re: A good tennis match makes me eager to play

hey there, im in the same boat as you, me and my friend always get wound up to play after watching an epic tennis match on tv (aka fed/roddick wimbledon 09, fed/delpo 09).

i think i am a pretty consistent ball striker, but my anticipation and tactics could be much better, recently i started coming into the net more to put away floating returns. i just need a slightly stronger serve and higher 1st serve %.

usually matches between me and my friend end up lasting 4 sets, and its 50:50 that i win.

but yeh, tennis is really all about being mentally strong, i do not panic when things get tight, i just learn to play each point for what it is worth, i basically play a match with the mentality of 'ok, well its 0-0 for each point, lets play ball', it helps to really settle you down.

like you, i rarely play these days compared to say 5-10 years ago, that was a weekly thing, now it is more or less like a hit every 2 months or so.
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