“Tom vs. Time” is the title of an interesting series of vignettes produced and shown on FaceBook. Each of the six segments is about 15 minutes long; and even though I am a big Patriots fan, I don’t think you need to be one to benefit from watching.
Improving – They show a lot of what the future Hall of Famer goes through to try to improve his body and technique off the field. One specialist says, “He is not trying to get 5-10% better; he is trying to get just 1% better.” Which says something to us senior tennis players looking to improve… it is the little increments we should look for.
Scouting – Brady is a self-admitted “film addict”; and will watch game film of his upcoming opponents for “hours and hours.” He wants to know what the opposition is likely to do in a given situation. I love to watch my next opponent play; and I think some of the better players do this instinctively.
Brain vs. Brawn – As a forty-year-old professional football player, Brady can’t count on out-running or out-muscling anyone. One quote that stuck with me is: “Old age and treachery trump youth and enthusiasm.” One way we can STILL improve out tennis game is by playing the right shot at the right time.
What do you think?
This Week: DeDe and I head north to the Meadows in Sarasota tomorrow for my fifth (and final!) senior tournament of the season. Teamed again with Hank Irvine, we are seeded #2 in a tougher field. For all the seeds, draws and completed matches so far, click HERE.
P.S. Playing in tennis tournaments is like family visiting you … you look forward to them; really enjoy them when they are here; and are happy when they are over (and you go back to your old routine)!
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