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Hello Everyone from Mike Mo at Midnight Machete Clothing, Inc! Just want to share a great tennis tip that helped me win some of the tight matches... it's called "The long and the short of it" and goes something like this:

I've found that momentum is a very powerful type of energy to control on the tennis court, but if you keep "THE LONG AND THE SHORT OF IT" in mind throughout the course of a match, you'll be able to harness that momentum to benefit YOU.

After playing a really LONG point, take a moment, and remember that there is a really great chance that the next point is going to be SHORT. Someone will lose their level of concentration after a really long point, and if you're aware of that, and hunker down on the next point, you've got a huge advantage.

Same thing goes for games... after a really LONG game, chances are, the next game is going to be SHORT. If you find yourself in a game that goes duece/add, duece/add, duece/add, chances are that the next game will be short. Remember this, hunker down, and take advantage! Scramble for that tough shot, make your opponent hit 'one more' ball to beat you, and after the course of a match, you will have harnessed the momentum, and will be hoisting that trophy!

Good luck, hope this helps someone, and keep swinging!



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Comment by Mark / The Mayor on December 16, 2010 at 10:56am

Great tips.  This reminds me of some of the strategy in Winning Ugly by Brad Gilbert.  I have definitely noticed this to be true.


Some people thrive on long points from the baseline, but if someone hits me a short ball, I try to move in a put the pressure on them...

Comment by Tim Prapong on December 15, 2010 at 1:18pm

Hmm, that seemed to be true in my last match. Had a really long rally, then I came on the next three points to serve and volley. Part of it was to keep my opponent exhausted and running.

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