Part 1: BE CONSISTENT.
No matter who is on the other end, if you hit the ball over the net and into the court, you cannot lose the point…
Consistency is key, and here are three keys to consistency:
1. Give yourself a margin for error.
In baseline rallies aim 1 metre inside the side lines and 3 metres inside the baseline. And aim 1 to 2 metres over the net.
2. Hit the ball only as hard as you can control it.
Nadal’s average groundstroke speed is 70 mph+. But you are not Nadal...
3. Hit crosscourt more often than down the line.
You will be hitting over the lower part of the net, into a `longer` court.
Our recommendation: If you play tennis – do this. If you coach tennis - teach this.