How to Play Against Stronger Players

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“He’s too good! I’ll lose this match for sure…”
“Don’t worry about him; let HIM worry about you!”

It’s one of the best advice I had ever received when playing competitive tennis.

Besides the above quote, what else can you do when playing against stronger and faster opponents?
– hang in there; the momentum could switch and swing in your favor;
– vary the spin, height, and pace of your shots;
– shorten your backswing – you’ll be able to handle their pace and contact the ball early;
– take more time in between the points, within the 25 seconds decent limit… or is it 20 seconds? (;
– believe you can do it and keep fighting – this one I can tell from experience that good things happen when we believe and fight all the way to the end.

Cosmin Miholca

Cosmin Miholca

Certified Tennis Coach

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