Have you ever heard the phrase, "It's what you do when no one
is looking that determines who you really are." Well, it's what
you do when your coach is not looking that determines your
tennis game! Players simply rely too much on their coach and
not enough on themselves to improve their game. They take a
lesson, go out and play a couple of times, then come back for
another lesson, leaving it up to their pro to straighten out
all their problems!
You must understand that what you do in your practice is what
determines your progress, NOT what magic words are imparted to
you by your coach. This was one of the reasons why I shifted
my teaching toward massive repetition and minimum technical
skills. Players do NOT practice enough on their own. My
lessons are only the foundation and training ground for
intense practice, practice, practice! Most players love the
Tennis Warrior System and come back week after week for more.
I train all players exactly like I would train a pro, but I
gear the training toward the player's own level of play and
tailor my instruction for the players needs. This system
works! And it gives a player a hint of what pros have gone
through to learn the game.
Practice is much more important than the lesson itself - just
as in playing a musical instrument or any sport. And that's
coming from a tennis pro who has talked to many professionals
in other areas of life! Remember a lesson is usually only one
to two hours a week. Do not rely on a lesson for major
improvement in your game. And if you are taking a conventional
lesson where massive repetition is not the main ingredient,
improvement will be much slower or maybe not a all!!!
Learn to practice on your own and remember repetition,
repetition, repetition is the name of the game. You will
separate yourself from the pack regardless of what level you
play. I learned many years ago that if you would like to
improve your game, simply find out what most players are not
doing and then do it yourself. Most players do NOT practice
with that much intensity or with that much frequency... do you?