5 Step Routine
This IS Your Routine
There are 1000 different things you could do between the points. Let’s get rid of 995 of them and focus only on what is going to help you win the match.
Your between point routine has 5 parts.
1. Review Last Point
You must understand what just happened. The first thing is typically not to react emotionally, especially with disappointment that you lost the point. React mentally, and rationally, and seek to understand why you just won or lost the point.
2. Go To Your Strings
This is a position of focus for tennis players. Your eyes will lead you into trouble and distraction. Look obsessively at your strings between points and think of it as your notepad to log what is happening in the match.
Show strength in your body language. Your eyes, facial expressions, how your carry your shoulders and especially your walk is all important to communicate strength to your opponent.
Take a lot of time outs between the points. It’s hard, if not impossible, to concentrate for hours on end. Take these little time outs constantly to stay fresh and to also let off a little steam instead of bottling it up for a major explosion later on.
5. Plan Next Point
Think about what you want to achieve in the very next point. Start with serves and returns and how you would like the point to end. If you plan for it you instantly have a much better chance of achieving it.