Singles Tennis Tactics

singles tennis tactics and strategies, pictureTENNIS SINGLES TACTICS – Introduction
To be able to enjoy and compete in this wonderful sport, there are some particular skills that every player should strive to accomplish… Click here to read more!


BEGINNING PLAYER – Singles Tactics

  • SERVE Tactics for Beginning Players
    The most important goal on the serve would be to get a high percentage of first serves in… 
  • RETURN OF SERVE Tactics for Beginning Players
    Get to know the server’s tendencies early into the set and see whether he likes to hit with power, spin, if he likes to stay back or moves up to the net after delivery of the ball. The more information and sooner you gather it, the better, to make the second most important shot in tennis a comfortable one… 
  • Tactics for Playing at the BASELINE (Beginner Level)
    Tactically, we can identify three types of play from the baseline: attacking, rallying and defending… 
  • Tactics for Playing at the NET (Beginner Level)
    Success at the net begins with the ball that brings you there – the approach shot… 


INTERMEDIATE PLAYER – Singles Tactics

  • SERVE Tactics for Intermediate Players
    At this level, also, it is very important that you consider getting a high percentage of first serves in. Note that the returner plays further back waiting for your first serve, so that puts you at an advantage right away. Don’t waste this opportunity… 
  • RETURN OF SERVE Tactics for Intermediate Players
    Typically on the first serve, you will be facing a fast paced ball coming at you. Prepare to make contact out in front by… 
  • Tactics for Playing at the BASELINE (Intermediate Level)
    Playing from the baseline, you can find yourself attacking, rallying or defending against your opponent… 
  • Tactics for Playing at the NET (Intermediate Level)
    The way you transition to the net will dictate whether you will be attacking or defending once you get there… 


ADVANCED PLAYER – Singles Tactics

  • SERVE Tactics for Advanced Players
    At advanced levels, besides hitting a high percentage of first serves in, the player should be looking to add variety and consistency in placement (depth and side to side) and spin (slice, topspin and flat)… 
  • RETURN OF SERVE Tactics for Advanced Players
    At advanced levels, returning the first serve means facing the fastest stroke your opponent is capable of producing… 
  • Tactics for Playing at the BASELINE (Advanced Level)
    We’ll discuss the baseline tactics taking in consideration the following actions: attacking, defending and rallying… 
  • Tactics for Playing at the NET (Advanced Level)
    There are many ways for you to come up to the net: behind a slice approach shot, aggressive topspin shot, drop shot, opponent in trouble (off balance or off the court)… 


TYPES OF TENNIS PLAYERS
(and How to Win Against Them)

  • How to Play against the Defensive Baseliner / Pusher
    Also called counter-puncher or pusher, the defensive baseliner is one tough opponent that everybody wants to know how to beat. Why? Because he is capable of hitting a lot of balls back and stay with you in a rally “all day”… 
  • How to Play against the Offensive Baseliner
    This type of tennis personality relies on power to win the points through clean winners and force his opponent into making errors… 
  • How to Play against the All-Court Player
    The all-court player is able to win from any position on the court: at the net, from the baseline, or anywhere in between. He is able to adapt to any style of play according to his opponent’s skills and tactics… 
  • How to Play against the Serve-and-Volley Player
    This type of tennis player is aggressive and prefers to finish the point as quickly as he can. Therefore they find any opportunity to attack at the net and thus put pressure on their opponent by taking time away from them… 
  • How to Play against the Left-Handed Player
    We have included the left-handed player as a special type of player because of the following… 
  • How to Play against the Inside-Outer
    The inside-outer is a player who prefers to run around his backhand and use his aggressive forehand cross-court against his opponent’s backhand… 


TENNIS COURT SURFACE

  • How to Play on Hard Courts
  • How to Play Indoors
  • How to Play on Clay
  • How to Play on Grass

WEATHER

  • Playing on a Windy Day
  • Playing in a Hot / Sunny Day 
  • Playing on a Cold Day

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