I'm trying to broaden the horizon of Tennisnerd a bit with some coaching content. This is how you improve your shot selection.
Most coaching content online is focused on forehands and backhands and serves, but tennis is a huge area where you can get into depth on many different topics. There are also different points of view. What we're trying to do with Tennisnerd is to find slightly alternative perspectives and angles on topics you might see elsewhere. From what I can see, there is not a lot of videos about the topic of shot selection online. Still, it's the one that can be a real game-changer for your tennis.
Improving your shot selection
I couldn't have made this video without the help of talented coach Karl Adrian in Marbella. I've known and hit with Karl Adrian for several years, and his understanding of the game of tennis reaches far beyond his age.
At the time of writing, we have done a video on footwork and shot selection (below) and I'm keen to hear what kind of topic you would like to see next.
Tennis is not just about technically executing a shot, you need to play chess on the tennis court. Where should you hit the ball to do the most damage? Do you have a combo in mind? How should you construct your points most efficiently? In this video, we give you some easy concepts around shot selection, which will allow you to make fewer mistakes on a tennis court. Work on them, and I'm sure you will improve how you conduct points in your tennis matches. Because the fact remains, the player that makes the fewest errors in a tennis match often wins it.
It doesn't mean you have to be a pusher. You can still be aggressive, play serve-and-volley, or whatever your style of play is—but understanding shot selection and knowing when to hit which shot and where is essential to building a more consistent and successful game.
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