No player is perfect! There is always a tennis strategy that can ruin your opponents day. Nadal, for example, finally found a slight sliver of a hairline crack in poor ole Fed’s armor! He has been whipping up spin balls to Federers’ backhand ever since, causing huge damage to possibly the best player who’s ever lived! There are always players that you will think
“Ughh! I got to play that guy?!” Well, those players tend to natural play with a playing style that employs a tactic that you dislike. Such as high balls or slicing backhands.
Having been a college player in the SEC, I certainly have been in the midst of tennis strategies!
The coaches spend more time analyzing strategies and tactics than perhaps Napoleon did before invading Russia. They know it is absolutely crucial to the winning of a match.
Singles Tennis Strategies – are basically your plan while on the tennis court.
Your anti-opponent plan! It is a big deal, not only because you are using tactics that exploit your opponents’ weaknesses, therefore incapacitating his strengths. Furthermore, having a good tennis tactic will do more than just that. It will give you confidence, but more on that later.
Tennis Doubles Strategy – In this clever game, full of dialogue and surprise, strategical planning and communication are of the essence.
Different tactics are discussed such as “I formation” which is where one player crouches down to the ground and springs up to a certain side after the serve, I will also suggest how to make it most effective.
As well as the “I formation” doubles tactics such as “Australian formation” are mentioned and other useful tips such as… where to serve when playing doubles?
What’s Tennis Strategy, Why Is It Such A Big Deal?
Being a man with a plan, (such as Rafael Nadal tennis plan when he plays Federer) gives you confidence in times of pressure! It removes doubts, that otherwise start to sneak in.
Furthermore, there are many different types of tennis courts and as a player learning to adjust your playing style and tactics to the specific court your playing on is key! That leads me onto a whole new section that I find critical when playing tennis… Strategies for different tennis surfaces! Read more below.
Clay Tennis Court Strategies – How to win on a clay court. When playing on a clay tennis court, tennis becomes completely different, the balls come at different speeds, the bounces are different, it is slippery and players end up sliding. So it is vital for players to know their tennis strategy and “play their cards” differently.
On top of this, It loads that pressure on to your opponent because you will make them play their most shaky shot. Your opponent knows it’s coming. He or she will miss it eventually, and… He or she will be angry, frustrated, and nervous because they knows the shot is coming their way again!
A great example of tennis tactics is in “Winning Ugly” by Brad Gilbert! I suggest you take a look, if you haven’t already 🙂 It’s great.