Vary the Speed Height and Spin to Force the Opponent to Hit Short

Tennis Gator Singles Tactical Principles

One of the main strategies in tennis is to work the point to force the opponent to hit a short ball that you can attack. One way of accomplishing this is to vary the speed, spin and height of the ball. Trying to hit different types of balls is not easy in will eventually lead to a a less than …

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Use the Down the Line Shot Mostly When you are Inside of the Court and in Control of the Point

Tennis Gator Singles Tactical Principles

Hitting a down the line shot makes it harder to recover to the ideal spot after the shot. Therefore, use the down the line shot when you can hurt the opponent.

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To Hit an Effective Drop shot you Need to be in Control of the Point and Use Disguise

Tennis Gator Singles Tactical Principles

A drop shot will only be effective when you are able to surprise the opponent. Ideally you have to use it in situations when the opponent is expecting an aggressive shot.

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Adjust your swing to the Incoming Ball

Tennis Gator Singles Tactical Principles

Tennis is a game of adjustments. The opponent’s balls are always different and your job is to adjust your swing to be able to hit the desired shot. One of the most basic adjustments is the length of the swing. Use long swing when the opponent’s shots are short and slow. Use short swings when the balls are coming fast …

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Hit the Ball crosscourt any Time you are in a Neutral or Defensive Position

Tennis Gator Singles Tactical Principles

By hitting the ball crosscourt, you do not have to move as much to recover after the shot. So, anytine you are in a neutral or defensive position the crosscourt shot will give you the best chance of staying in the point.

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