Quantcast
nodot nodot
Tennis Anyone
January 2006 Article

Contact John Mills

Latest Tennis Anyone Article

Tennis Anyone Archives:
2003 - 2014
1994 - 2002

Tennis Server
HOME PAGE

Do You Want To Be A Better Tennis Player?

Then Sign Up For A Free Subscription to the Tennis Server INTERACTIVE
E-mail Newsletter!

You will join 25,000 other subscribers in receiving news of updates to the Tennis Server along with monthly tennis tips from tennis pro Tom Veneziano that won't be found on the web site.
 
Best of all, it is free!

Player Profiles:
 
Top Pros (Women)
tennis ball Serena Williams
tennis ball Simona Halep
tennis ball Na Li
tennis ball Petra Kvitova
tennis ball Agnieszka Radwanska
tennis ball Maria Sharapova
tennis ball Angelique Kerber
tennis ball Eugenie Bouchard
tennis ball Ana Ivanovic
tennis ball Jelena Jankovic
 ... more profiles
 
Top Pros (Men)
tennis ball Novak Djokovic
tennis ball Rafael Nadal
tennis ball Roger Federer
tennis ball Stanislas Wawrinka
tennis ball David Ferrer
tennis ball Milos Raonic
tennis ball Tomas Berdych
tennis ball Grigor Dimitrov
tennis ball Andy Murray
tennis ball Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
 ... more profiles
 
Tennis Features Icon TENNIS FEATURES:

BETWEEN THE LINES - Ray Bowers takes an analytical and sometimes controversial look at the ATP/WTA professional tour.
 
PRO TENNIS SHOWCASE - Tennis match reports and photography from around the world.
 
TURBO TENNIS - Ron Waite turbocharges your tennis game with tennis tips, strategic considerations, training and practice regimens, and mental mindsets and exercises.
 
TENNIS ANYONE? - USPTA Pro John Mills' quick player tip.
 
WILD CARDS - Each month a guest column by a new writer.
 
TENNIS SET - Jani Macari Pallis, Ph.D. looks at tennis science, engineering and technology.
 
MORTAL TENNIS - Greg Moran's tennis archive on how regular humans can play better tennis.
 
MENTAL EQUIPMENT - Explore the mental side of the game with Dr. John Murray.
 
TENNIS WARRIOR - Tom Veneziano's Tennis Warrior archive.
 
HARDSCRABBLE SCRAMBLE - USPTA pro Mike Whittington's player tip archive.
 
TENNIS EQUIPMENT TIPS.

Tennis Community Icon TENNIS COMMUNITY:


Tennis Book, DVD, and Video Index
 
Tennis Server Match Reports
 
Editor's Letter
 
Become a Tennis Server Sponsor

Explore The Tennis Net Icon EXPLORE THE TENNIS NET:

Pro Tennis Calendar & Event Links
 
Tennis News and Live Tennis Scores
 
Tennis Links on the Web
 
nodot
Tennis Anyone


 

Green Dot
 
Tennis Warehouse Logo
 
Green Dot

 
nodot
2006 New Year's Resolutions

John Mills Photo
John Mills, USPTA

  • Show up on time.
  • Cut off your cell phone while on the court.
  • Offer to open a "new" can of balls.
  • Give your opponents the benefit of the doubt on close calls.
  • Refrain from talking too much to your partner during the match.
  • Avoid "Burger Joints."
  • Try to find another activity or sport that will help your game (cross train).
  • Take the initiative and set up some practice matches, the same person doing it all the time is not fun.
  • Take a lesson.
  • At a certain point in your tennis, just maintaining your game at the same level will be excellent
  • Go out to lunch with your teammates. You might really get to know them and become friends. Those friends will still be around when you are unable to play tennis.
  • When your match is over, stick around and watch your teammates. They will really appreciate it.
  • Do things together that are not always tennis related, become more well rounded.
  • Eat better, drink less and play more.
  • If you cannot show up for a match or lesson, give 24 hours notice or find your own substitute, especially if you cancel less than 24 hours in advance.
  • Remember the same things that hurt your feelings with probably hurt someone else's feelings.
  • Smile a lot! It relieves tension and keeps the atmosphere more friendly.
  • Don't take yourself too seriously and don't be too hard on yourself during a match, nobody is perfect and even the pros make mistakes.
  • Add one or more new elements to your game this year, challenge yourself.
  • Most important, have fun on the courts!

    I wish you good luck on the courts for 2006!

    Green DotGreen DotGreen Dot

    Tennis Anyone Archives:
    1994 - 2002 | 2003 - 2014


    If you have not already signed up to receive our free e-mail newsletter Tennis Server INTERACTIVE, you can sign up here. You will receive notification each month of changes at the Tennis Server and news of new columns posted on our site.

    This column is copyrighted by John Mills, all rights reserved.

    John Mills currently teaches tennis at the University of Houston, Clear Lake campus. John Mills' experience includes four years as head pro at the Windemere Racquet & Swim Club, where he was responsible for organization of all tennis activities at the club. John also played college tennis at the University of Houston and has spent 20 years teaching tennis at the Memorial Park Tennis Center, the Pasadena Racquet Club, and as the head pro at the Bay Area Racquet Club.


     

  • nodot
    nodot
    Google
    Web tennisserver.com
    nodot nodot
    The Tennis Server
    Ticket Exchange

    Your Source for tickets to professional tennis & golf events.
     
    US Open Tickets 8/25-9/8
     
    Davis Cup USA vs Slovakia Tickets Chicago 9/12-9/14
     
    Swiss Indoors Tickets Basel 10/18-10/26
     
    Australian Open Tickets Melbourne 1/19-2/1
     
    BNP Paribas Open Tickets Indian Wells CA 3/11-3/22
     
    Sony Open Tennis Tickets Miami 3/23-4/5
     

     

    Tennis MindGame

     
    Popular Tennis books:
     
    Smart Tennis by John Murray
     
    Winning Ugly: Mental Warfare in Tennis-Lessons from a Master by Brad Gilbert, Steve Jamison
     
    The Best Tennis of Your Life: 50 Mental Strategies for Fearless Performance by Jeff Greenwald
     
    The Inner Game of Tennis by W. Timothy Gallwey
     
    Most Recent Articles:
     
    August 21, 2014 Between The Lines: Preview U.S. Open 2014 -- Focus Youth Brigade by Ray Bowers.
     
    August 2014 Wild Cards: The Tennis Round Table: Interviews With Jim Courier, Todd Martin & Mark Philippoussis in Arizona by Vince Barr.
     
    Tennis Warrior: The Little Tennis Girl Who Could by Tom Veneziano.
     
    August 2014 Tennis Anyone: Try To See The Big Picture by John Mills.
     
    August 2014 Turbo Tennis: My Most Useful 'Quick Fix' Tips!!! by Ron Waite.
     
    July 6, 2014 Between The Lines: Glory At Wimbledon 2014 by Ray Bowers.
     
    Tennis Warrior: The Great Tennis Divide by Tom Veneziano.
     
    July 2014 Tennis Anyone: Prevention by John Mills.
     
    July 2014 Turbo Tennis: Perfect Volleys by Ron Waite.
     
    May 2014 Wild Cards: Michael Chang Wins Cancer Treatment Centers of America Tennis Challenge in Arizona by Vince Barr.
     

     

     

     

     
     
    Featured events in the Tennis Server Ticket Exchanges:
     
      Featured Tickets:
    BNP Paribas Open Tickets Indian Wells CA Tennis Garden
    Sony Open Tennis Tickets Miami Key Biscayne FL Crandon Park Center
     

      Featured Tickets:
    Western & Southern Open Cincinnati Tennis Tickets Session 9 W&SFG Cincy Mason OH Lindner Family Center Financial Group Masters
    Western & Southern Open Cincinnati Tennis Tickets Session 10 W&SFG Cincy Mason OH Lindner Family Center Financial Group Masters
    Western & Southern Open Cincinnati Tennis Tickets Session 11 W&SFG Cincy Mason OH Lindner Family Center Financial Group Masters
    Western & Southern Open Cincinnati Tennis Tickets Session 12 W&SFG Cincy Mason OH Lindner Family Center Financial Group Masters

      Featured Tickets:
    US Open Tennis Tickets Session 16 Fourth Round New York City NYC NY Flushing Meadows Corona
    US Open Tennis Tickets Session 15 Fourth Round New York City NYC NY Flushing Meadows Corona
    US Open Tennis Tickets Session 14 Men's Third Round Women's Fourth Round New York City NYC NY Flushing Meadows Corona
    US Open Tennis Tickets Session 13 Men's Third Round Women's Fourth Round New York City NYC NY Flushing Meadows Corona
    US Open Tennis Tickets Session 12 Third Round New York City NYC NY Flushing Meadows Corona

      Featured Tickets:
    Sony Open Tennis Session 9 Tickets Miami Men's Singles 2nd Round Women's Singles 3rd Round Key Biscayne FL Crandon Park Center
    Sony Open Tennis Session 10 Tickets Miami Men's Singles 2nd Round Women's Singles 3rd Round Key Biscayne FL Crandon Park Center
    Sony Open Tennis Session 11 Tickets Miami Men's & Women's Singles 3rd Round Key Biscayne FL Crandon Park Center
    Sony Open Tennis Session 12 Tickets Miami Men's & Women's Singles 3rd Round Key Biscayne FL Crandon Park Center

      Featured Tickets:
    Sony Open Tennis Session 17 Tickets Miami Men's & Women's Singles & Doubles Quarterfinals Key Biscayne FL Crandon Park Center
    Sony Open Tennis Session 18 Tickets Miami Men's & Women's Singles & Doubles Quarterfinals Key Biscayne FL Crandon Park Center
    Sony Open Tennis Session 19 Tickets Miami Women's Semifinals Men's Singles Quarterfinals Men's Doubles Semifinals Key Biscayne FL Crandon Park Center
    Sony Open Tennis Session 20 Tickets Miami Women's Semifinals Men's Singles Quarterfinals Men's Doubles Semifinals Key Biscayne FL Crandon Park Center

     
     
    "Tennis Server" is a registered trademark and "Tennis Server INTERACTIVE" is a trademark of Tennis Server. All original material and graphics on the Tennis Server are copyrighted 1994 - by Tennis Server and its sponsors and contributors. Please do not reproduce without permission.

     

    Tennis Server
    Cliff Kurtzman
    Editor-in-chief
    2323 Clear Lake City Boulevard
    Suite 180-139
    Houston, Texas 77062-8120
    Phone: (281) 480-6300
    Fax: (281) 480-7715
    Online Contact Form
    How to support Tennis Server as a Sponsor/Advertiser
    Tennis Server Privacy Policy