You have been playing tennis for quite some time or even for years, but do you feel that your game has stuck? Your game is not improving, you keep doing the same mistakes. You are practicing hours and hours on the court but nothing positive is happening. Have you ever felt that you lost to a player whom you never expected to lose? So, what’s the reason that why your tennis is not improving.

Work on your mental game

You’re weak mentally. In any sport, there are four main ingredients to master the game, technical, tactical, physical and mental. Most of the athletes can’t improve their game because they are not mentally strong. Mental strength is one of the basic parts of the game. You need to develop your mental strength in your practice. You have never practiced tense and tight situations in your trainings and when these situations come in the match, you panic. Develop your mental game.

You don’t have match practice

You have been practicing for hours and hours, hitting hundreds of balls daily but how many matches you played during the last week to test your skills? In tennis, you have to win matches and tournaments to have your name in the ranking list and if you don’t practice matches you can’t expect to perform well in the tournaments. You have confidence in hitting shots, can hit forehand from anywhere in the court but can you hit a good forehand when you are 5-5, 30-40 down? You face this kind of tense situations only in matches, so start practicing matches in your training.

You focus on winning rather development of game

Most of the times, two players playing in a tournament forget their own natural game, which they have practiced, and start to play extra defensive just to keep the ball in the play. You are too afraid to lose or too conscious to win. This type of win doesn’t help you because you neither applied the skills which you have built nor learn anything new in the match. Your main focus should be the development of your game and it’s a slow process. You can’t deny the importance of progress. Learn from your mistakes and try to remove them. So, focus on your development of the game rather winning.

Keep playing with same players

Tennis is a sport played all over the world and millions of players are playing it. One of the reasons your game is not improving is that you keep on playing with same bunch of players. By doing this, you know their game, you know their technique and your mind will know every time you play with them about their shots, their game plan, which is not good for a tennis player. So, when a new player comes and you play your match against him you lose because this new player has his own skills, has his own game plan. So, you must keep on playing with different players and be adaptive of whatever the player is, you should be able to quickly adapt the game and start play accordingly.

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