I do NOT believe that tennis learning (for me at least) comes in small, incremental steps. Rather, I think it comes all at once.
I have felt four or five times over my tennis life that my game has “suddenly moved to the next level.” For example, since Emmo gave me such good instruction at camp in October on how to improve my volley, I have been practicing and practicing the right moves. (For more on that instruction, see my earlier postings).
Sure I have made some better volleys at times; but mostly it felt “artificial” and not my natural stroke. But this past week, while visiting son Jeremy and grandson in Savannah, I played and practiced four consecutive days … and BINGO, I now feel like “I own the stroke”!
Sure, I will fall back some into old habits; but it has just “clicked” and the new motions feel more natural to me.
Let us see if I can carry that new confidence and stroke into Daytona tomorrow … where our USTA 4.5 60+ senior doubles league team is in the Florida sectionals.
More to come.