Are you finding that you suffer from an increasing number of miss-hits on the tennis court as you age? One friend and veteran tour player has that question.
Is It Just Me?
“George. i have a topic that i would be very interested in hearing explored.
Are all older players experiencing the same thing as I am: loss of timing and vision problems?. I miss hit so many balls these days, i cant figure out if its exclusive to me or are other senior players going through same experience. what do you think?”
Joe, I would think that diminishing vision could be the main culprit. When was you last eye exam and what did they find? If you can’t see it, you can’t hit it.
Another real possibility is in the footwork. When we are younger, we are on the balls of our feet and continually adjusting to the flight and bounce of the ball; but I find myself getting very lazy sometimes and am out of position because I did not move my feet enough.
An option to consider … go to the oversized Big Bubba, or similar racquet, which will give you a much bigger sweet spot and hitting area; therefore, less likely to miss hit the shot.
What do YOU think Joe should do?
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