- What items are available in your current tennis tool belt?
I have all the shots I need to be a successful recreational tennis player from both the ground and the air. But each shot can and should always be improved. Great shots are those that get the job done with just the right amount of effort produced. Not more, and not any less.
- Are you being realistic about what needs to be added or adjusted?
I believe so. There are shots I would like to further develop for the sake of instruction, but my game has evolved over the years and will certainly continue to do so. I realize that more effort must be placed on my overhead swings of the serve and overhead to create better consistency.
- Have you given yourself credit for your strengths in 2009?
Yes. I think my backhand swing is freer than it had been, and my court movement has definately been an asset. I'm thrilled to still have my feet mostly follow what my brain tells them.
- What is your PLAN OF ACTION for 2010?
More drills. With a more powerful ball machine at my disposal, and armed with my digital video camera, tripod and netbook, I plan to review my movement and stroke production more frequently and use this technology to make adjustments.
More deep thought. I will be doing more reading and research this year as I take advantage of what others can share.
Plenty of writing. In addition to my blog, podcast, and forum posts, I plan to put more effort into the tennis book I have been writing.
- What sacrifices will be necessary to achieve your goals?
Time. I will need to make more time for myself if I intend to make any significant strides. And I dare not be content with less than my very best on every occasion.
Thursday, December 31, 2009
What do you resolve to accomplish in your tennis game in 2010?
Posted by Gotta Play Tennis at 9:42 AM
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
A review of the 2008 NetJets Showdown match between current #1 Roger Federer and past #1 Pete Sampras at Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York.
Posted by Gotta Play Tennis at 2:09 PM
Listen to a lively discussion between Ron Miller and Ian Westermann (of the ESSENTIAL TENNIS podcast) and callers from around the world as they discuss the effects of technology innovation on their tennis games (DEC. 17 episode of Essential Tennis Live accessed thru iTunes)
Posted by Gotta Play Tennis at 7:55 AM
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Friday, December 4, 2009
Listen to a lively discussion between Ron Miller and Ian Westermann (of the ESSENTIAL TENNIS podcast) and callers from around the US as they discuss the antics of our sports professionals and whether or not we should re-evaluate how we idolize them (DEC. 3 episode of Essential Tennis Live accessed thru iTunes)
Posted by Gotta Play Tennis at 7:45 PM