What keeps you from improving your tennis technique?
It’s an invisible, evil force…
I’m not joking or exaggerating.
Every single time we work with a VIP student we fight against it…
You clash with it during your lessons, practice sessions and especially in matches.
I had never thought of it as a “force” until yesterday when I got into my wife’s car to drive us to our date (every Tuesday night).
I got in the driver’s seat, put on my seat belt, put the key in the ignition, and put my left foot down onto the clutch pedal to start the car.
Accept there was no clutch pedal.
The car has an automatic transmission.
That doesn’t stop my left foot from automatically going down to the floor, though!
After daily driving a stick shift car for well over 250,000 miles it’s a subconscious, automatic movement.
I laughed at myself and thought: “Force of habit”.
Then it suddenly occurred to me…
Holy crap: habit is a FORCE!
The dictionary defines that word as “the power to influence, affect, or control”.
That’s what you’re battling each and every time you attempt to improve your tennis.
It doesn’t matter how big or small the advancement is…
Doing anything other than what your current habit is will be a battle against an unseen but very real power.
You’re actively combatting each and every one of the tens of thousands of repetitions that you did the OTHER way.
Crazy when you think about it that way, right?
This is why its so rare to see an amateur tennis player advance from level to level to level.
All of those changes to technical habits take effort, time, and consistently leaving their comfort zone.
If you’re currently fighting that battle please know we have your back, and we salute you!
We know exactly how hard it is because we’re standing side by side with our students helping them through it every day.
Keep up the great work.
We’re all proud of you, your dedication, and your passion for mastering this incredible sport.