Discussion about how controlling your eyes can help you play better.
I so agree with the necessity of Eye Control! It works like none other. Thanks for reinforcing this important point.
I like the idea of the “resting place” for eye control. Most people are very good responding to trigger words or phrases.
Thanks as usual Jorge.
What do the pros do with their eyes during a point?
How long do they watch the ball?
How long do they watch the opponent if they do?
How does soft vision come into play?
DURING the point… I think they are tracking the balal especially when it is moving towards them. (receiving skills)
HOW LONG they watch the ball depends. A few like Federer keep their eyes on the point of contact until AFTER they strike the ball. I know most players track the ball until it gets 3-5 feet away and then they tend to move their eyes to where they are hitting. (target)
HOW LONG WATCHING OPPONENT… I like to teach players to watch the OPPONENT right after they hit their shots and resist the urge to watch the ball they just sent back over.
SOFT VISION… I am not sure what that is? Thanks Jorge
Well done as usual. Great to see Eye Control addressed. Being aware of the wondering eyes is probably the first step to regaining focus.
At the college level many teams seem to be encouraged to yell to teammates to pump them up. It is my opinion that their yelling seems to be more of a ploy to distract their opponent and appears to be promoted by some coaches. By the time only one match is left on court, the whole team is at the sideline yelling after every point.
As a coach what suggestion do you offer your players to help over come their getting upset to the point they are unable to recover well enough to block out the noise and distractions so they can refocus after a bad call or in your face action or outburst by their opponent.
I think that players needs to have REALLY solid between point skills. I explain that the time between points is not a rest period, but rather another performance. Tell them to WIN the between point performance.
Thanks so much for this tactic about keeping focused Jorge. This is excellent advice and information to improve all levels of tennis players.
Such an important and often forgotten tip for club/rec players! Thank you – I will make a special effort to do this.
Great advice. Will try it
Thank you Jorge 🤗
Absolutely agree, but how teach you that to young people!?!
Love it your always on point great lesson
Always great coaching valuable information!
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Great tip, I finally realized it on my own one day when i was watching professionals play
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