Beginner Tennis – Mental Game and Technique
Anyone who have never played tennis before might be overwhelmed with the hundreds of instructional videos and websites that offer various strategies and technique of tennis playing. On the other hand will you find most instructional videos and guides hardly ever focus on the mental aspects of tennis early in the process. It is because most players and even most coaches believe that they need to focus on building a good physical, tactical and technical foundation prior to moving on to the mental side of gameplay. However, when you are a tennis player you realize it should be the other way around as tennis is a mentally demanding game for beginners especially.
You will not find a ready to go and relaxed beginner player walking onto the court for the first time. Players or rather non-players know they know nothing about the game and as soon as they are, a few minutes into they realize it is much more than merely hitting a ball over a net. Another problem beginners face especially those who have never played is that coaches are rare, well coaches prefer trained players that they can use for design technique and great imagination to improve their game.
Real beginners however cannot improve skills, they need familiarizing with balls, racquets and trajectories. As soon as a beginner realizes that mastering tennis basic technique is more a matter of repetition then they have won a small step towards educating themselves in the game. Repetition is the mother and father of skills and it takes hundreds of repetitions before he or she can master a stroke. Then it is important to know that it is not only movement of an arm, but consistent stopping, hitting and balancing a ball. It is therefore important that you look for a coach or find an online video that focus more on mental gam teaching as well as technique.