Tennis is sometimes a frustrating sport, so if you are a beginner don’t let your frustration get to you. Like most sports, you shouldn’t expect too much from your performance soon after picking up tennis. The following tips won’t improve your shot technique but will improve your ability to move around the court.
- Speed is very important in tennis. You need to be able to react quickly to your opponents shots and you therefore you need to be fast. The best way to improve your tennis quickness is by using a jump rope. Jump rope for about 15 or 20 minutes every other day and your speed, footwork, and coordination will improve significantly.
- Stamina is more important than speed on the tennis court. You may able to get from one side of the court to the other quickly, but if you can’t keep this up for more than a few games, you won’t be able to compete in a full tennis match. Your stamina will increase either by playing more tennis, playing other sports, or going for runs frequently.
- Always make sure that you have warmed up before you play and after you play. Stretch your arms and legs and lightly jog a couple of laps around the court. You should do the same thing at the end of a match. This decreases the chance of getting injured and loosens up your muscles, allowing you to be more active.
F. Chris Garcia has been playing tennis often since he retired. He taught political science at the University of New Mexico for 40 years and served as the President of the university from one year.