| By Steve Annacone

Hit three or four of your regular shots in a row on as many points as possible, and there is a good chance you will win the point. 

Most points last no longer than two hits each and this includes the serve and return of serve. Even at the professional level, a good serve or return of serve and a good first shot can be the key to your success throughout the match. Remember to hit your normal shots to give yourself a better chance to hit three or four in a row.

This idea sounds very simple but it is probably the best strategy for the majority of players at all levels. This will work in both singles and doubles matches so pay attention to the points when you successfully execute this idea--it could be the key to your success.


Steve Annacone, USPTA Elite Pro, is the Director of Annacone Tennis (http://www.annaconetennis.com)  and MyHamptonsPro based in Sag Harbor, NY (http://www. myhamptonspro.com) and Tennis Professional at Ventana Canyon Golf and Racquet Club in Tucson, AZ.  For details on lessons, clinics, or coaching, contact Steve at info@annaconetennis.com or call 865-300-7323