Master Professional Jorge Capestany give his tips on how to handle match pressure better.
Love this idea, I have a couple of wheelchair players that play terrific during practice but break down during the pressure points. Can’t wait to give this a try. Thanks
Great tips….will try it thanks alot
Love this! Can’t wait to try with my students!
As a new pro …. I enjoy watching your videos.
Thank you for sharing your experience with us.
Thank you Elizabeth
Soooo clever!!! Ready to try it!!! Gracias, Jorge, bendiciones!
Jorge, great video and recommendation
I would add one thing, if I may.
Since you are starting at 30-30, make the game no-ad; and the no-ad point always defaults to the Ad court, since that’s where the last point is usually played. I can’t remember who I stole that from, it may very well have been you. That’s just my $.02 worth. Keep up the great work.
Great exercise! As you warn, it might not be fun for those who are pressure-averse, but change Is often uncomfortable. Painful, even. Willingness is the key!
Here’s how I tackle this issue:
Regular set starting at Love-all. However, at game point, if the person with game point, loses the point, he/she goes back to love, and other person scores 1 point.
Example: Serving at 15-40, if I win the point, the score become 30-0. Of course, if I lose the point, it’s game for the opponent.
This format has the added advantage of extended serving or returning, though not all the time. So, you also get to work on physical and mental endurance.
After a while, I end up playing every point with the same intensity.
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Great drill. I will make my better players use only one serve to focus on a solid second serve. I then tell my lesser players to go hard on that second serve.
Jorge, I love this idea of playing “pressure sets”. HS tennis is full of 3rd sets and tiebreakers to win the match. Great idea. Thank you!
Yes Jorge good way to play. Also, I like when you lose the pressure point say 40-30 your score goes back to zero.
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