| By Jason Wass

As your watching the French Open, try and help your own game by learning from the pro's.  During the next 2 weeks at Roland Garros expect to see longer points on the red clay.  Its always interesting for me to watch how players construct each point. 

With longer points being played you will start to see players wear down and change their shot selection, early in points or in matches they may seem patient, but often this will break down as the match goes on and EVEN THE PRO's will start to become impatient and go for shots they shouldn't causing unforced errors. 

See if you can identify patterns and opportunities while the points are going on and see if you can pick up anything for your own game.  Good luck and enjoy the French.

 

Jason Wass

<p>Jason Wass&nbsp;is a rising star in the development and coaching of tennis talent, and has been teaching tennis since the age of 13. He has a unique ability to combine learning and having fun. He is a USPTA Professional 1 Certified Instructor, with experience coaching all ages and levels. As the former director of tennis at Sportime Kings Park, he has created programming that has cultivated one of the top programs on Long Island, producing multiple national titles, New York State Championships and Sectional victories. Jason&rsquo;s versatility as a tennis coach is demonstrated by his list of students that range from total beginner to nationally -ranked. Recently, the USTA awarded Jason the honor of &ldquo;Tennis Professional of the Year&rdquo; for Long Island, a distinction he takes great pride in. Jason grew up and currently resides in Farmingdale, N.Y. with his wife Julie, and their two dogs, Riley and Shelby.&nbsp;He may be reached by phone at (631)&nbsp;269-6300, ext. 5220, visit <a href="http://www.sportimeny.com/kings-park">www.sportimeny.com/kings-park</a>&... e-mail&nbsp;<a href="mailto:jwass@sportimeny.com?subject=Re%3A%20Long%20Island%20Tennis%20Mag...@sportimeny.com</a>.</p>