A Balanced Approach to Improving Your Game
Updated: Nov 15, 2018
By. Miles Blackman
“You need to play tennis at least 4 days a week 2 hours a day to improve your game.” no! you honestly need to get a private a coach! “Forget the privates work in a small group to improve. While some of these examples may seem a bit dramatic, I’ve honestly heard all of them. When someone comes to me and says “I want to improve my game” in a way I can’t help but feel a sense of respect. The reason is as a coach I frequently watch players who use the wrong grip on the volley and serve and while they want to improve ,they have the impression that playing more will help there game. In my opinion this could not be farther from the truth. I like to think about it like a ball machine, we all can agree the ball machine is a great tool but lets say your hitting volleys using a semi western grip. Can you get better using this grip against the ball machine ? The short answer is yes the longer is NO. You can get better and more effective at hitting this volley but the bottom line is your using a incorrect grip to hit the volley which will not allow you to reach your potential out of the volley and hit it the best way possible. Similar to playing several days a week while it is beneficial, what habits are you reinforcing day in and day out.