Re: Motivating movement on the court
I'm no tennis guru, but......
Get him to think faster rather than run faster.
If you can show him how to anticipate what his opponent is going to do, or
force his opponent into doing what he wants them to do, he can just walk
into position and get there before the ball arrives.
Older players have been doing this for years, as have the clever
professionals. Pete Sampras never ran around like Lleyton Hewitt. He
generally strolled around the court finishing off points when his opponents
hit the ball to where he was already standing.
OK, that's a bit of an exaggeration, but you get my point.
It is generally the case that slow players are slow thinkers and that they
don't even start to run for a difficult ball because it is already too late
by the time they have realised where it is going. If he can get a bit of a
head start by anticipating the direction of the ball, he may get a bit
....Or you could just tell him to lay off the strawberry shakes.
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Received on Fri May 11 2007 - 04:54:49 CDT