Hunt the Ball!

Wow! What a great way to describe the ideal mental state that a player should maintain on the tennis court. It embodies so many of the things that we as coaches constantly urge our players to do: watch the ball, move your feet, be aggressive, be intense, play with purpose.

Hunting, places the player in a heightened mental and physical state. It requires a sense of focused-movement with intensity, purpose and precision. It puts the player in charge and in control, in a position of power, in tune with the ball and going after it with confidence. It pushes the player to move, adjust and scramble with total commitment.

After all, the game is so much about the relationship between the player and the ball – the perfect synchronization of movements leading to balanced powerful shots.

Happy hunting on court!

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