Use Acccumulative Pressure to Win Tennis Matches

Accumulative Pressure. Firstly what is it?

Accumulative Pressure is the pressure that should build up on your opponent in a match. This pressure is accumulated piece by piece throughout the match. By slowly chipping away at breaking down on your opponent you will have successfully built pressure on their shot or shots. The plan is that this shot will break down later, at the critical time of the match.

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Let’s work with an example. Throughout the match you will be given short balls by your opponent. If you approach the net on 80% of those short balls you will be putting pressure on your opponent to trying keep the ball deeper. When it is early in the match your opponent may be feeling comfortable and hitting freely therefore, you may get passed at the net a fair few times. However it will pay off.

The idea of accumulative pressure is that even if you lose the point you have still added pressure to your opponent which will pay off later in the match. Do not stop approaching the net just because you are getting passed. Keep following in short balls and adding pressure to ground strokes and passing shots.

Payback time is later in the match, say 4-4. Can your opponent make those shots when the pressure is on? Will your opponent to feel the pressure to hit the ball deeper and deeper to keep you away from the net? Eventually your opponent will feel extra pressure to make passing shots at such a critical time of the match? Even if they are making most of them at the start of the match, they will start to make errors.

The great part about accumulative pressure is that every point contributes to you winning (even a lost point). As long as you did not just give the point to your opponent with an easy error you have added a cumulative pressure. This pressure will work in your favor at the most critical part of the match.

Things to put into practice:             

  • make your opponent play a lot of shots
  • reduce the number of errors you make
  • try your hardest to make any drop shot even if you are unsuccessful
  • scramble for the ball if you have two, make your opponent hit one more shot
  • get into the net on in the short ball

Let me know how you go with that. What other ways can you think of to build up a cumulative pressure on your opponent?

Talk to you all soon

Can You Learn to Play Better Tennis by Reading? Or Watching Videos?

Certainly you can learn some things by reading about them or watching demonstrations, but can you play better tennis?. How did you lean to hold a tennis racquet? Did you read about it or watch it? Or did you learn from doing it over and over again?

Reading about tennis, watching people play tennis, and playing tennis are three completely different things.

The thing is, it can be hard to grasp certain aspects of the game while you are playing. For example, while you are serving it may be hard for you to judge your technique but watching a video of your performance gives you greater insight. Some things may work better when you study them in greater detail away from the tennis court.

It is only after you have basic knowledge of the game, equipment, positions, techniques, strategies, and tactics that continued study can help improve how well you play the game.

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No matter how athletic you are, the game can be won or lost in your head before you even step foot on the court. Attitude IS everything! Learning to think correctly in order to play better is where reading books from experts and watching instructional videos really help many tennis players improve their game.

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