Bob Wilkie and I were having one of our regular New Hampshire practice sessions and I was hitting overheads, when he commented, “I don’t think I have ever seen you hit a better series of solid overheads than just now!” And it was thanks to my 9-year-old grandson Jayson.
Remembering The Basics
The day before, I had set up our ball machine to feed overheads to my young, budding tennis player. I watched as he swung TOTALLY LOOSE and without any “fear of missing.”
It was that image I had in my mind as I hit my practice overheads with Bob. I had not realized how STIFF my motion had become, with the goal of “be sure not to miss.”
It is the sense of freedom of motion that kids bring to the court that we all can remember in our own games. I will try to keep it in my mind (until I forget and slip back to my “old” ways.).
How about you… are you loose like kids or stiff like seniors?
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