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Performing Under Pressure – Ask Ian #2 – Competitive Tennis Lesson

Posted on March 31, 2014 
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17 Responses to “Performing Under Pressure – Ask Ian #2 – Competitive Tennis Lesson”

  1. tyraelasd on March 31st, 2014 8:00 am

    Can I be your little brother and go to live with you to play all day long
    club tennis? lol?

  2. Essential Tennis - Lessons and Instruction for Passionate Players on March 31st, 2014 8:00 am

    Learn my approach to play your best during competition when the pressure is
    on!?

  3. gamerahs on March 31st, 2014 8:00 am

    Hi Ian. I wanted to ask you about what kind of sting i should use on my
    racket? I use one handed back-hand and eastern forehand. I think this is
    the question many people skip but i have no idea what should i do with this
    variety. Also i play almost 5 days a week. ?

  4. Nathan Rarangol on March 31st, 2014 8:00 am

    I’m a doubles player and my partner has been my friend since birth
    literally but when we play we play like we just met, any tips??

  5. TJ Wing on March 31st, 2014 8:00 am

    Hey Ian, recently I had a bad run in with my tennis coach and now he’s my
    ex tennis coach. I’ve been following your videos and they’re quite helpful,
    but I was wondering if you could give some tips on being your own coach.?

  6. Joe Farah on March 31st, 2014 8:00 am

    Ian, I have a question. I have developed a tendency to yell “come on” when
    I play a really good point. That pumps me up and keeps me in an aggressive
    mindset. Unfortunately, during USTA league this season, some teams
    complained to my team captain that I have been hostile and too serious. I
    have no intention of changing my personality or my mental approach but I
    would like to get your take on this? Thanks. ?

  7. rlamm225 on March 31st, 2014 8:00 am

    Thanks Michael…I’ll give that a shot.?

  8. dokgold on March 31st, 2014 8:00 am

    Hi Ian, nice answer. In addition to that, you can also try two things which
    worked for me.

    1. Play a lot of singles games and even if you lose, make sure you achieved
    winners to give you how it feels when you get a winner. It doesn’t matter
    if you win or not, just achieve on getting a winner stroke in every game.
    If your backhand is weak, then aim to achieve at least one winner from your
    backhand in the game even if you lose or not. Then slowly, aim for more
    winners as you become loose with your strokes. Eventually, you can transfer
    your drill strokes to a game.

    2. Play singles rally even if you are 3 or more. Let one stand in the
    opposite court and play the rest of the players with best of 3 balls to
    play. Whoever wins in a singles rally will go to the opposite court to play
    the rest of the players one on one. This slowly builds up your confidence
    to achieve to in small rally exercises. If you get to stand on the opposite
    court, then you will feel you won already building your confidence.

    This method worked for me. I hope it will for you…?

  9. Albert Guimerà Montserrat on March 31st, 2014 8:00 am

    I’ve been told a million times that I have a good technique, however, I
    sometimes have trouble hitting the ball with confidence (if I don’t hit the
    ball with confidence, I slow down my swing and the ball ends up going
    either out or to the net). Is there a way to help sort this issue out??

  10. stefanodirector on March 31st, 2014 8:00 am

    Great tips Ian, as always.
    I would like you next to address the subject of roller-coaster performance.
    Something that hits with me, and I have dealt with it in other sports I
    competed in. No day like another, a week of top performance, followed by
    another where you just fail to execute basics. It is still frustrating even
    though I have already seen it happen. Is tennis special at exposing any
    weaknesses, mental of physical, when those lie just below surface. Is there
    any way of dealing with this?
    Many thanks and keep up the good work.?

  11. Michael Boehm on March 31st, 2014 8:00 am

    Hey Ian great stuff.
    I was hoping you could do a video on strategy or technique or mindset on
    how to hold serve better and on how to break some ones serve.
    This might be too broad but any advise would be great.
    Thanks and keep up the great work.?

  12. Greyson Payne on March 31st, 2014 8:00 am

    How does nadal get so much spin with a semi western grip on his forehand??

  13. Miguel Guzman on March 31st, 2014 8:00 am

    Could you make a video explaining how to vary your serves? Such as slicing
    and kicks. And step by step guide of what grip to use and how to
    successfully add power??

  14. rlamm225 on March 31st, 2014 8:00 am

    Great advice as usual. I’m assuming this is taking place of the Podcast
    and if so can I delete it from Itunes.
    My question: How in the world do the pro’s serve on a sunny day? 95% of
    them don’t wear a hat or sun glasses but they don’t seem to have trouble.
    I on the other hand do wear a hat and sun glasses and still can’t serve on
    the sunny side. HELP!?

  15. jan man on March 31st, 2014 8:00 am

    hey Ian, could you make a 2h-backhand return video?
    I struggle with my footwork and my arm motion.?

  16. Lucid Dream on March 31st, 2014 8:00 am

    i do EFT for pressure and it dissapears in 20 seconds, then i feel free and
    calm for the whole week?

  17. MarTennis on March 31st, 2014 8:00 am

    Learn my approach to play your best during competition when the pressure is
    on!?

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