Always working on my weaknesses, BUT emphasizing my strengths as a player paved the way on how I approached my training and strategy all through my tennis career.
As much as I thought I was as big and strong as my opponents it was apparent early on in my career that I was not going to intimidate anyone with my size or raw strength. Penetrating heavy hits was not my strong suit, but that didn’t keep me from competing amongst the best players in the world. Being small allowed me to be fast! So mentally I believed I could make up my lack of strength with speed.
Every tennis player has strengths and weaknesses. It is important to take your strengths to a level of no return and always work to improve your weaknesses.
BALL IN MOTION /FEET IN MOTION
In this clip I’m simply warming up with one of my students and I STILL have the mentality of once the ball is in play the feet are in motion. This mentality took me to the winningest record in Clemson Tennis History and all the Grand Slams for 14 years!
“Work on your weaknesses, play to your strengths”
Remember – you don’t have to be a pro to train like a pro!