It's been awhile since I just hit with someone. The male ego doesn't relate well to just hitting for fun, but I have a partner now that just likes to hit. And it reminded me about my developmental days--when I dated a girl that played, we would practice all the time and not play sets, well a different kind of sets... sorry. anyways this practice which I haven't done since formed the foundation of my lessons.
5 minute warm-up--mini tennis, then volleys--we would volley straight ahead, cross court fh, and cx bh. (cx crosscourt).
then groundstrokes straight, cx fh, cx bh--20 minutes
then, serves and returns--playing only cx fh/cx bh 20 minutes
then, cx fh but one volleyer and one baseliner. 20 minutes.
and some days we would do it longer.
nowadays it's called a lesson :D AHAHHA
find a partner that you want to practice with and someone to play. this practice is the equivalent of playing three sets--now do it at 12 noon like we did...and let the fainting begin...12 noon in bangkok...
- Gary Hi10spro Sakuma
- Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
- I have played for 25 years and coached for the last 17 years--certified United States Professional Tennis Association Professional One--worked for Punahou Schools-voted the #1 Sports School in the United States, as a Program Supervisor, in charge of coaching the High Performance Players as well as coordinating programs for K-12 and Tennis Pro Education.
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