Tennis Lessons from the Pros — Practice with a Purpose

September 2, 2011

One of the big things that separates pros from amateurs is practice. When a professional steps on the practice court they have a plan — amateurs / weekend warriors / club-level players / etc. don’t.

An amateur’s practice session consists of hitting some forehands and backhands, some serves, and perhaps some point play. It’s relatively unfocused — it’s generic.

A pro, however, practices with a purpose. They not only work on technique, but also tactics. Often, their practice sessions are tailored to their next opponent. By putting a little though into how they practice, they get more out of their time on the court.

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