The most important data our sport has ever seen.
The practice court is clearly broken. Here’s the proof.
You think it is the start of the point. It's actually the end. The First 4 Shots clearly shows that we spend way too much time practicing what hardly happens in a match. Points are "front loaded". By far the majority of the action, and the winning, takes place in The First 4 Shots. The practice court is full of long rallies. Matches are dominated by short rallies. There is a massive disconnect occurring. It's overkill.
We spend too much time grinding, banging balls up and down the middle of the court – that have no real benefit to winning tennis matches. If winning matters to you, The First 4 Shots will completely change how you organize your practice court, and go about your business of winning tennis matches.
There are 3 specific rally lengths in tennis. Here is their percentage breakdown of total points.
- 0-4 Shots = 70%
- 5-8 Shots = 20%
- 9+ Shots = 10%
The First 4 Shots is specifically the serve, return, Serve +1 groundstroke and Return +1 groundstroke. Those are normally the shots that get practiced the least, but matter the most to winning tennis matches. Also contained in the First 4 Shots of a point are the average rally length and the mode - the most common rally length in tennis. Rich data is provided in the following six levels - Under 12's, 14's, 16's, 18's, College & Pro.
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