When tension and nerves set in for players they can tend to get a little heavy handed with their strokes, meaning they hold the racket too tight or they FEEL as though their racket weighs a ton, because their nerves are shot from the pressure they are feeling.
Players need to know that they can direct their energies on court and that through this direction, they will be able to conserve them and control their emotions better on big points and in games.
The reason most players can’t control their emotions on court is, because they can’t control them OFF THE COURT.
Study other peoples next time you are in a social structure and notice how they waste their energy on useless expenditures, this is why they can’t control them under pressure, which makes sense, wouldn’t you agree?
Tip- Just start conserving your energy every moment of the day, today be aware of your feelings and reactions to things that come your way all day, and challenge yourself to stay calm and reposeful, now when you can’t, just try to will yourself to do it the next time, then concentrate all your attention on doing it every time and you will.
When you form the habit of staying centered on and off the court, you should rarely feel heavy handed again in your matches.
Center your mind on one point, one game, and one match at a time, because this is the theme of the world class tennis players.
The pros have mastered their ability to concentrate and they never experience this topic, because they have complete control over their nerves.
Keep in mind, that the more you learn to concentrate, the more successful you are going to be.
Make it a good one today!