This is an old story I wanted to share with the world

I must have been ten years old at the time. I was walking along with my tennis partner Julie when a sweet voice from behind stunned us. “Can I give you give me tips to improve my tennis play?” asked the petite young girl who was standing right behind us.

I didn’t know what to say, I told her to come tomorrow and I would think of tips for her to improve her tennis play. Here are the 10 tennis tips I shared with the girl.

  1. Improve your weak backhand.
  2. Serve consistently well and reduce your speed a bit.
  3. Spend time, intermittently, to hit crosscourt backhands.
  4. Improve your footwork.
  5. Practice with better players.
  6. Play a tournament, if possible or at least, explore the possibilities.
  7. Exploit your opponent’s weaknesses.
  8. Take care of your diet.
  9. Play your strongest shots.
  10. Take plenty of fluids and preferably an energy bar as well while playing.

Now that I am 40 years of age, I have read many articles giving tips for improving your tennis. Some of those have been superbly researched and written pieces as well. But let me tell you honestly that while I have immensely benefited from those tips to improve my tennis, I have equally benefited by following the simple ten tips given above.