How To Be Consistent In Tennis


This video is about shot tolerance and being a consistent tennis player.

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  1. Jake B
    December 1, 2016 at 1:11 pm · Reply

    Does this apply mostly for singles?

    • Jorge Capestany
      December 1, 2016 at 7:15 pm · Reply

      I would say yes mostly for singles. But Some of it can be applied for doubles as well.

  2. Skip
    November 24, 2016 at 9:45 pm · Reply

    Hi, I coach a girls high school tennis team. Last season I introduced my 3-5-9 rally concept to my team. My theory is that at this level,i.e. 2.0 overall, each time you hit a ball over the net in play, you increase your chance of winning the point as your opponent may make an error, or hit a weak shot that you can hit for a winner. If you get to a 3 ball rally, and you have not won the point yet,you re-set, and go for a 5 ball rally. If a point is still going after a 5 ball rally, you go for a 9 ball rally. Research I have done shows most points in tennis are lost, not one! The entire theory is based on consistency! Your thoughts please?

    • Jorge Capestany
      November 25, 2016 at 5:43 pm · Reply

      I like it Skip. Its another great way to get players to think about consistency and how points are REALLY won.

  3. Cindy M Forth
    November 24, 2016 at 1:15 pm · Reply

    Great advice. Being patient in a match is so important. Don’t go for the immediate gratification!!
    Hit the shot you need, not the shot you want!! Advice from one of my favorite pros.
    Thanks for another great video…

  4. Kathie Meyering (78+
    November 24, 2016 at 4:55 am · Reply

    Love your individual non-1size fits all approach. Wish you were in Fredericksburg, Tx!-

  5. Bill
    November 24, 2016 at 2:12 am · Reply

    Hi Jorge,
    Good lesson. It reminded me of how to stay disciplined during a point,game and match.
    Your comment on increasing your shot tolerance by a few was also well taken. It also has a side benefit. To play more balls during a rally requires better conditioning. Better conditioning is such a plus in tennis

  6. Mark
    November 23, 2016 at 10:16 pm · Reply

    What is proper shoulder rotation in returning a serve to be aggressive? Forehand and backhand in doubles

    • Jorge Capestany
      November 24, 2016 at 12:33 am · Reply

      I think it depends on the power of the incoming ball. The more power it has the less shoulder turn you need because you can BORROW the power from the incoming ball vs generating it yourself.

  7. Ravi Shankar
    November 23, 2016 at 9:46 pm · Reply

    Hi Jorge,

    Another great video but it’s really left me puzzled. Doesn’t shot tolerance depend a lot on the ball you receive? If you hit a good serve and the return is weak, wouldn’t you want to set up a winner or put it away even though that may result in fewer shots then you would normally take if, say, the return was good and followed by some baseline exchanges? I’m not really sure what the purpose of measuring shot tolerance is?

    All the best


    • Jorge Capestany
      November 24, 2016 at 12:35 am · Reply

      Ravi, I use shot tolerance as a helpful descriptor of what a players general patience level is. When playing, the proper shot tolerance will depend on how the point unfolds.

  8. Pamela
    November 23, 2016 at 7:14 pm · Reply

    Great advice. Glad to hear that increasing shots by just 1 or 2 is the goal. Couldn’t have done 10 more.

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