Battling Diversity in Tennis Matches

Battling Diversity in Tennis Matches

In any tennis match players undoubtedly face adversity, in a tournament that adversity is compounded. I recently played the 40 and over clay court national championships along with several other players from the Seattle area. It was a great showing for PNW players...
Singles Patterns of Play

Singles Patterns of Play

When playing a point the goal is for your opponent to make 1 of 5 mistakes; the 3 mistakes that end the point are your opponent missing in the net, long, or wide. The 2 mistakes that keep the point going are hitting into the middle of the court or leaving the ball...
Hitting With Purpose

Hitting With Purpose

The most basic tactic in tennis is to get the ball over the net and in the court 1 more time than your opponent every point. By definition you will win every point you can execute this tactic properly. The highest percentage groundstroke in tennis is cross court and...
Becoming .1% Better

Becoming .1% Better

It’s so exciting to have a fairly complete national tournament schedule and a growing local tournament again! With the resurgence of these events it’s possible to resume individual tournament goals. Goals are typically win or lose; either you win the tournament, reach...
Coming Back to Competition

Coming Back to Competition

The last big tournaments I competed in were November 2019 in FL, which was clay court nationals for 35s followed by 10.0 mixed nationals. Overall it was a successful two weeks and an exciting end to the year. Fast forward through a pandemic and 15 months of not...