By Ryan Segelke
You would be surprised to know the small number of tennis players who actually know the proper fundamental techniques of each tennis stroke. At High Altitude Tennis, our basic philosophy to becoming a successful tennis player is to be brilliant with basic elements of each stroke. Do not be in a rush to move your game forward before perfecting the basics of every stroke. One great way to do this is to study the game of tennis. Look at tennis footage, great players' swings, film your strokes, and take the time to have a trained tennis coach analyze your game to give you the proper prospective on the flaws in all of your tennis strokes during your tennis lesson. The more you practice the basics the better your game will be.
One of the greatest players in NFL history, Jerry Rice of the San Francisco 49ers, understood this concept better then anyone. Even though he was a great player, he still spent countless hours running the same passing routes over and over again. He recognized that the more comfortable he was with the basics the easier it would be to duplicate on the football field under pressure. This notion is no different in tennis. The more you practice the basics, the easier it will be for you to execute good strategy and proper techniques when you are playing tough matches.
Ryan Segelke has national and international tennis coaching experience. From coaching on tour at the French Open and US Open to training China's up and coming juniors, he has seen the top tennis professions up close and personal. If you have would like to have your tennis questions answered, make sure you follow him and the rest of the High Altitude Tennis Staff on Facebook and YouTube.
For your own private tennis lesson with Ryan, click here!