How To Quickly Analyze Your Opponent’s Game And Capitalize On Their Weaknesses

One of the most valuable skills you can have as a (singles or doubles) tennis player is the ability to quickly size up your opponent. Without doing so, there is no solid point of reference in terms of what strategies you’ll need to in order to gain the advantage. In league tennis, there will be many […]

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5 Ways You Can Create Momentum During Your Matches

Have you ever watched a pro match when one player (or a doubles team) was down, but then somehow they found their “groove” and dominated the rest of the match for the win? How do they do that? In every match, there are moments when a player or doubles team can capitalize on this powerful […]

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What You Should Know About NTRP Self-Rating For USTA League Tennis

Back when I first got rated, players had to be physically rated by a USTA official. Yep, unlike today’s self-rating system (which started in 2003,) newbie players like myself had to actually go to a designated tennis club, fill out paperwork with our info, and then based on the chart below, we had to rate […]

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5 Great Tips For Playing Tennis In Cold Weather

We have such fickle fall weather here in Texas; it can be a fabulous 80 degrees one day, and a frigid 40 degrees the next. Yesterday morning, I played a fun yet competitive match in the latter, and because I incorporated a few of these great tips into my game, I outplayed my opponent! Give […]

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How Is Your USTA NTRP Rating Calculated?

Someone asked this question recently, and so I thought this post might benefit others who’ve been wondering. Unlike what most people think, it’s NOT not calculated by their win/loss record. Your NTRP rating is actually computed using several different criteria – your year end rating, your opponent’s rating, and the margin of victory or margin […]

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