3 Tips for Playing From Behind

Posted on May 19, 2016 By

When those type of days happen to you, please use these 3 tips to help you come back and win the match.

The great thing about tennis is, there isn’t a time clock, so never worry about running out of time, just keep fighting to the very last point.

Now on to the 3 tips that you are waiting for.

Slow Things Down.

Whenever you are playing from behind, the worst thing that you can do is, speed up your playing tempo (You don’t want to do that), what you want to do, is keep them out there as long as you can.

Your opponent, will want to finish you off fast and quick, so try to prevent that from happening, by taking more time in between points.

Place Each Point Hard.

The next thing you want to do after you slow things down is play each point as hard as you can.

Win or lose, breathe it away and play the next one even harder.

If you start doing this and keep at it, you will find your rhythm again and play yourself back into the match.

The idea here is to take it 1 point at a time and play that point on your terms.

No Unforced Errors.

Last thing that you need to do is make your opponent earn every point.

That means no unforced errors.

Before every point, picture in your mind what you want to do with it and then flow with whatever happens when the point starts.

Practice winning points in your mind more, before you actually play them.

Because that is what the top players in the world, are trying to do on every point.

We can sum this article up by saying.

“First slow things down during play when behind, then play each point harder than the last one and never give away any cheap points”.

Those are 3 powerful tips for playing from behind that you can start using right now.

Like they say.

Practice makes perfect.

After you use these tips for 4 times, you are going to start getting better at using them and that is when you will start winning a lot of matches ugly.

But hey, a win, is win right?

I know I would rather win ugly, than to lose a match while looking good, wouldn’t you?

I would add some this too.

Stop caring what others are thinking and saying about your tennis or mental game.

Focus on getting better everyday and do whatever you have to do, to start seeing more positive results from your actions in practice.

On those days when you aren’t feeling good, breathe deeply and start using these tips.