A great competitor once told me that competition merely justifies your process. Simple but true, just like any test, if you have prepared well, relentlessly, consistently, covered all the major touch points, you will do well.
As a coach I admire students who are willing to work hard to improve. I always tell my students about importance of working extra and be able to concentrate on process. I wanted to give some tips, aimed at helping everyone to get the most out of their tennis game:
- Pick a part of your game you want to improve
- Invent your own drills, methods
- Research methods used by pros
- Find time to do it often and document result
- Implement it into your game in matches
The idea of this is to focus on one simple part of your game. This will take two or three months to study others, pros and then figure out how to do it in practice and to start implementing it in matches, but in the end it will help you to improve.
Have fun and FOCUS ON YOUR PROGRESS.