How many times have you worked very hard to either hold or break your opponentâ€™s serve in a critical game, only to lose the next game easily? Here is a drill to help you the next time that happens.
The skill to work on is focusing (both as a server and returner) on the first two points of the game. That is when the momentum either stays on your side or flows across the net to your opponent. Basically, you play a regular set of tennis â€“ with the only difference being that each game starts off at deuce.
So if you win or lose the first two points, the game is over. Try it: this will help you focus on those first two points; which in a real match will suddenly have you leading 30-love and on your way to winning that critical next game.