You’ve practiced, listened to instructors, watched the pros,
and now you just know that your tennis serve will be the envy of the club. After
all, you know every movement, nuance, and delicate intricacy of successfully
launching that elusive little yellow orb across the net in a manner that will
guarantee your win—not to mention the “oohs” and “ahhs” of
your friends and colleagues.
So, armed with great confidence (and the tennis serving tip given by your
seemingly well-informed instructor), you get into position, lift up your racket,
and watch as your ball falls with a disgraceful thud just shy of the net.
Don’t feel bad. You are not alone. Every day, thousands of players
begin their matches much the same way—convinced that their tips from “experts” and
memorization of “proper” technique will garner respect and wins.
This, however, could not be further from the truth.
Warrior, we seek to teach players how to succeed with the skills
they already have, and to hone in on mental toughness—rather than
physical skill—to improve their games and win matches. No one can argue
that the best tennis serve (and match, for that matter) is contrived of a series
of delicate and intricate movement. However, how players learn these movements—and
in what manner they utilize them—is always up for debate.
At Tennis Warrior, we teach players how to maximize the skills and talents
they already have by learning:
- The importance of mental toughness
- How repetition of a few movements is more important than the memorization
of complicated strokes and footwork
- Tennis tips are not “one size fits all”
- Even the pros don’t necessarily play tennis well
- Proven strategies to improve their mental game
- Why ignoring a tennis serving tip may be the best strategy
Sounds crazy, right? After all, anyone watching a Wimbledon match can’t
help but notice the complicated footwork and sometimes-textbook strokes of the
players. However, not many spectators actually know what it takes to play like
a pro and have a “feel” for the game. This feel comes from mastering
principles and movements—not complicated strategies and intricate footwork.
So, next time you launch the ball off of your racket, convinced that your
flawless tennis serve will leave others in awe, remember this: Being perfect
doesn’t guarantee a win. Being consistent, however, does. Start your journey
towards winning at www.tenniswarrior.com.