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Winners And Errors

Craig O'Shannessy

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What is the real significance of errors in First Strike Tennis?

Tennis is a game of errors. Lots and lots and lots and lots of errors. Understanding errors and how to extract them from opponents is the real key to match success.

But wait! Haven't I just spent the last few articles convincing you that the key to winning tennis is First Strike points, winning points that are decided by serves, returns and at most one more shot? (Click Here.)

Doesn't that imply that winners in these brief exchanges are the essence of successful match play? The answer is no. And here we discover the subtlety and the complexity of what really constitutes winning tennis in this game we love.

Yes, the majority of points are first strike at all levels, lasting less than 4 hits. But the majority of those 4 hit points are decided by errors.

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