While practicing your tennis skills really helps, just doing drills isn’t enough to get you ready for tournament or league play. The next step in the process is playing “live” practice matches; but what level opponent should you play with?
The guideline that I had heard was that you should play practice matches with: players better than you 25% of the time; players you can beat 25% of the time; and players even with you 50% of the time. But Fred Drilling disagrees with that.
Build Your Confidence
According to the former world #1, you should play practice matches with players you can beat most of the time for two reasons:
1) You get more chances to practice shots and work on your weaknesses
2) And, you can develop confidence from a pattern of winning matches.
He may be right. What do you think?
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