2. ONE POINT AT A TIME – Focus on the one point you are playing
3. KEEP THE BALL IN PLAY – Don’t miss, but don’t get upset if you do!
4. HITTING THE BALL Refer Oscar Wegner on You Tube, he has many videos. . https://youtu.be/AmPLkRxn0Ik
5. HIT BALLS DEEP – When you VOLLEY, try to hit three feet from the back baseline or 3 feet from the sidelines. Deep but in. When you SERVE also try to hit the back corners of the serving’s box with the first serve and then if not hit a safe second serve. . .
6. SERVING – Throw the ball high enough so when you swing, the ball is just starting to come down.
7. WEIGHT ON YOU’RE BODY – When you are waiting to return a ball immediately after you return a shot, try to get back to the middle of the court behind the back line. Move your weight from one side to the other side on your toes, sway. This prepares you to return the next ball.
8. BREATH – During the match remember your BREATH. Breathe in slowly for a count of 4 and out for the count of two, or whatever is comfortable for you.
9. ENJOY YOURSELF IT IS JUST A GAME FOR FUN.
Background of Paul Sladkus – Started playing at 7 years old by being a ball boy at Marymount Women’s College in Tarrytown, NY. A Nun showed him how to play, and then his mother’s also shared tennis teachings. Paul played fanatically during early years and at a summer TarryCrest Swimming Club and the Hackley Tennis Clay Courts…BTW Clay is very messy! A former Westchester County Tennis Champion at 13. However, only continued to play through high school, college and then hardly ever again. Paul loves the sport, attended many US Opens as he worked at CBS who owned the right to the US Open for years and plans to start teaching it. Paul has interviewed many of the World’s Tennis Greats over the years on his www.goodnewsbroadcast.com. Paul also took lessons from Warren McIntire who taught John McEnroe at the Point Washington Tennis Club. BTW Warren taught everyone Hatha Yoga as part of learning tennis. Tennis is as much an INNER GAME, AS AN OUTER GAME. Watch tennis and Enjoy Every Moment!