[tennisbiz2] Re: Unforced Error Calculation
The only way to work out unforced error calculations is to count them.
What I have my students do when they start to realize that tennis is a
game of errors, not winners, is to call out the score followed by the
number of unforced errors.
Eg. 4-3, 40-30, 17. This equates to four games to three, 40-30 and 17
unforced errors. The biggest problem lies with the student forgetting to
count the unforced errors but eventually they get better at it. I get
them to know how many unforced errors they made in each set and then
try and bring that number down.
Any good tennis player is aware of what is happening in a tennis match.
They have a very good idea how many times their serve has been broken,
what their first serve percentage is, whether or not their ground
strokes are consistent on the day or not, whether they are making their
return of serves or if it's a problem. They are aware.
Once a student has mastered counting their unforced errors, they can
start counting their winners, or aces or whatever. With practice they
will become aware of why they are either winning or losing their match.
Good luck. Hope that helps
Cape Town, South Africa
Received on Wed Aug 09 2006 - 10:23:26 CDT