Developing consistent strokes is one of the best ways to improve your game. Consistent and strong strokes help you win by minimizing your unforced errors, preventing your opponent from dictating the point, and creating opportunities for you to attack. Here are some fun drills that isolate and work your strokes and help to you to improve your consistency. Spend a little time on drills on every occasion that you play tennis and you’ll soon see the results.
Novak Djokovic and Petra Kvitova are the 2011 Wimbledon Men’s and Women’s Singles champions. How do their final matches compare? What were the keys to each player’s victory? Using the statistics from the Guruvi Tennis app, we compared the 2 matches.
Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are 2 of the top men tennis players on the ATP tour in 2011 and between them have won all of the recent major tournaments on clay. We used the Guruvi Tennis app to score 3 of the recent clay tournament finals that Nadal or Djokovic played in. The results show some interesting differences between these 2 tennis stars.
Many of us don’t get an opportunity to practice on a regular basis. Life is busy with work, school, family, etc. So when you do get out on the courts, whether it’s a few times a week or once a month, how do you maximize the practice session to make sure your game is improving?
When you beat someone who is at a comparable playing level to yourself, do you wonder if it was because you played better than you usually do? Or if you lose a close match, do you wonder if you just had an off day? What could you have done better to beat that opponent? You can answer these questions by looking at the statistics generated for your match by the Guruvi Tennis app.
For every match, one of the basic stats that the app provides is the Points Won percentage. Obviously winning more than 50% of the points in a match is good but that doesn’t necessarily guarantee that you win the match. A simple way of interpreting this stat is to use the below chart to determine which zone your Points Won for a particular match falls into.
For the vast majority of people, including the pros, their forehand is stronger than their backhand. But how do you determine if your backhand is a liability and costing you the match? Certainly, it is a liability if someone runs around every backhand to instead hit forehands, but we’re sure this doesn’t apply to any of our readers. If you want to determine if your backhand is a liability, start by looking at your winners and errors breakdown.