1. Hit the ball to a good length
- hit ball firmly at service line to hit floor near back of service box.
2. Aim to the back corner
- That’s the only way to maintain the T area.
3. Keep the ball close to the side wall
- The better shot is a straight shot.
- If your shot clings to the side wall,
your opponent has to play straight so you can anticipate more easily.
4. Recover to the T
- From the T you can reach 60% of your opponents’ shots in one stride.
- If you are on the T you are controlling the rally.
5. Watch the ball at all times
- Watch ball onto your racket.
- Watch ball onto opponent’s racket.
- Watch ball when it goes behind you.
6. Make your opponent run.
- Be aware of your opponent’s position on court
- Play the ball away from it.
- Move opponent up and down the walls.
7. Volley whenever possible
- Gives opponent less time to recover.
- Keeps opponent at full stretch.
- Volley to a good length until the opportunity to volley short.
- Do not go for a winning shot every time there is an opportunity to volley.
8. Know when to delay shots
- That will wrong foot opponent.
- Make him wait for you to play and then make him run the longest distance.
- Stops and starts causes fatigue.
9. Go for the short shots
- Good length game and good short game wins matches.
- Don’t play short until you first play length.
10. Change the pace of the ball
- Keeps the opponent guessing.
- Breaks up opponent’s game.
- Helps you recover when tired.