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How to Make the Most of the Time Between Points in Tennis

'Preparing yourself both mentally and physically between points is crucial for the person who takes tennis seriously. Your concentration will improve as well as your competitive instinct. Everybody's routine will vary, depending upon the type of player, and here are a few things to think about.

  • STEP 1: Control your breathing. Inhale through your nose; exhale through your mouth, especially after a strenuous point.
  • STEP 2: Determine strategy based on game score.
  • STEP 3: Walk with a confident posture (no 'hang-dog' look).
  • STEP 4: Dance up on your toes to return the serve; take your time setting up to serve.
  • STEP 5: Develop an immediate focus after the point and before the next. Example: bounce the ball, fix your shirt, check your strings. Do this to block out other distractions.



  • Work on a positive state of mind, and the physical component of your play will follow.
  • Establishing your between point routine will give you added focus and relax you.