Play Tennis The Easy Way

Published: May 1, 2020

Tennis is not the easiest sport to learn. Even in its most basic form, it could never be classed as a doddle!

Adults try tennis for a multitude of reasons. The desire to make new friends, get fit, de-stress, learn a new skill drives people into the sport but unfortunately these aspirations then collide with the reality of actually trying to play.

Quick progress is a treat reserved for the privileged few. For most it’s a slow, tortuous process with, initially, more lows than highs but persistence will invariably pay off.

In my experience the only people who end up not being able to play are the ones who give up. Tennis is tough but not thattough. Everyone will have different goals but as long as they’re realistic, there’s no reason why they can’t be attained but you will need to get a good foundation to your game.

Tennis like golf is a technical sport.  You need to have a good understanding of how & when to play your shots. If you don’t, you’ll end up confused and frustrated (like me when I play golf!) Not knowing what you’re doing is the hard way to play a sport.

So if you’re starting out on your tennis journey or have been travelling on it for a while & are lost take you can make life easier for yourself on court by adhering to a few basic principles.

Get to & from the ball as fast as you can. Develop simple, efficient actions for every shot with a contact point that allows for an efficient transfer of body weight and don’t take unnecessary risks. Play high percentage shots with spin that give you the best chance of keeping the ball in play.

To find out how you can learn all of this and more, check out my online course ‘Play Tennis The Easy Way’. You can preview it for free HERE. Happy Hitting!