Look at as many pictures of the experts as you can like this example of Sam Stosur at contact point on first serve.
Make certain that you are looking at pictures of people whose particular shot you are studying is highly respected. Finally select only one or two at most to concentrate on. If confused or unsure, email us your selection and explain in a few words why you have chosen them. Your selection is important. Consider our 2nd Opinion option If confused in any way. It is not costly. We are here to help you and it is important you have the most suitable model to work with.
Be able to explain EXACTLY what is correct to someone else so that you know you truly understand.
Take a further 5-10 second video of the shot you are working on every week so you can monitor your improvement. Use a smart phone or camcorder. It's easy!
Daily visualize your perfect shot (here your 1st Serve) as already attained. Do this in the present tense. You have your serve NOW. It is not just coming soon. Clear your mind. This may take a few minutes so be patient and concentrate until you are calm and can visualize with quality. Involve sincere feelings of joy and gratitude at having changed you Serve - attained your goal. Take this step seriously and give it quality and you will be a very happy person. Best visualization times are before going to bed and first thing in the morning.
As you practice and play you will begin to 'feel' when something is wrong or not quite right. This is good progress because you have now reached an important milestone. You can now tell when something is wrong with the particular shot you are working on. Many beginners cannot relate to this and become frustrated which is understandable. You can now move to the next stage where you can begin making the corrections yourself. A major breakthrough!
Tennis Mason has a FREE report, located on the bottom right of our website which clearly explains 5 basic stages to the learning process. This understanding will greatly help you because it explains why and how we learn a technical skill such as a tennis stroke. It will clearly place any learning frustrations in their place - and it is FREE!
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