| By Joel Ross

Practice, right? Yes. However, it's how you practice. Repetition is how you do it. Unrelenting repetition. Whatever it is that you are trying to improve, keep practicing it, over and over again. It must become second nature. The only way to reach that advanced state of execution is to practice it repeatedly.

Usually, you would do this on your own. Don't expect anyone to put the time in with you. Do it yourself. Know what it is that you want to practice and do it.

If it is "repetitious" and "boring" to you, then you probably won't be able to stick with it and won't get anywhere.

However, if the "repetitions" are exciting and invigorating to you, then it's working and you are on your way to improvement!


Joel Ross

<p>Joel Ross is owner/director of <a href="http://joelrosstennis.com">Joel Ross Tennis &amp; Golf Camp</a> in Kent, Conn. Over the past 22 years, more than 5,000 campers have enjoyed the<a href="http://joelrosstennis.com"> &quot;Joel Ross&quot; tennis camp</a> experience. Joel was NYS High School Singles Champion in 1967 and 1968 while playing for Westbury High School on Long Island. He was Big 10 Singles Champion in 1971 while attending University of Michigan and was on the cover of <em>Tennis Magazine</em> that year. He was player/coach of the U.S. Maccabiah Tennis Team in 1977 and won a gold medal in mens doubles with his partner, Peter Rennert. He may be reached by e-mail at&nbsp;<a href="http://info@joelrosstennis.com">info@</a><a href="http://info@joelrosstennis.com">joelrosstennis.com</a>.</p>