Lesson #05: Stalking the Ball

When I’m hitting with Jeff and getting his instruction, I rarely ask why he is teaching me to do something a certain way.   There just isn’t enough time and honestly, I really just don’t have reason to doubt him.

This week, while we were doing some drills, I wasn’t getting the right spacing as I approached the ball.  This was an occasion where knowing why I was supposed to do something really helped me improve my stroke.  When Jeff explained his “holding the ball” technique, it helped me understand the cause and effect: If I “hold the ball” or as we call it in this video “stalk the ball” then I get better spacing as I strike the ball.

Although you can’t see where the balls went when I stalked the ball, I can assure you that the shots when I had the right spacing were considerably better.

Big thanks to Jeff – again.  Be sure to visit him at JeffSalzensteinTennis.com for more great tips.  And if you really want to take your game to the next level – check out his Forehand Solution.

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Posted on November 27, 2011, in we're talking about practice and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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