Summer time is on. 2 months with beautiful weather, lack of school and longer days. It simply means that ambitious athletes approach the time of the year when the biggest improvement should happen.
Every day has 24 hours. Rafa has 24 hours to improve as well as any junior around the world. What you do on a given day will help you achieve your goals or will make you away from your dreams. Tennis players should learn how to discover different opportunities and use theme specifically to progress in own career.
This year’s Roland Garros was exceptional. Rafa struggling with tiredness, horrible injury of Zverev and unexpected rivalry in the final. Rafa Nadal collected another title on the courts in Paris but this time, he had to use some specific skills to be able to deal with all obstacles on the road to the triumph.
After the domination of Serena Williams and Ash Barty, it looks like we have new name to keep in our minds for longer. It is Iga Świątek. She has just won Roland Garros but overall, this season is so good for her. She changed as a player and it is not only because she has new tennis coach.
There are many challenges on the road to become the next tennis star. Every day, players have to deal with many situations that will have positive or negative impact on their development. Learning which areas are crucial to improve and accept some situations over the course of the career are 2 really important parts of successful tennis life.
Tennis is an unexpected game. Players have to deal with the incoming balls, difficult opponent’s game style as also with changing weather conditions. One of the factors that causes a lot of problems to many players is the wind. Learning how to adjust to this environment is crucial to score good results when the wind blows heavily.
In every individual sport, mental aspects play crucial role in the performance under pressure. In tennis, players who are confident, have advantage over the rivals and achieve more triumphs. The skill of being confident can be trained so players have to understand how to work on a daily basis to enter the tournament with confidence.
Physical components have to be included in regular tennis training to guarantee optimal preparation. However, a lot of work can be done on the tennis training without going to the gym or on the track. Proper mindset and goals are priorities to improve endurance, reaction and strength while performing regular tennis drills.
Summer season shows how different surface creates new possibilities to win the match. We can observe that players who know how to execute drop shots, can have tremendous advantage over the rivals who want to play the same game as they play on faster surface. However, it is important to pay attention to few aspects related to drop shot to make sure that this shot gives us advantage.
Over the summer months, a lot of players play and compete on clay-courts. This surface is completely different than any other so understanding its characteristics, accepting them and learning how to adapt technically and tactically are necessary factors that have to be included to achieve success on clay.