Increasing Your Chances of Winning Points on Serve

Nick Wheatley

How can you use your knowledge of your game and court patterns to make critical marginal gains in service points won?

Now you have comprehensively developed your understanding of your own game (Click Here), based on a good understanding of the game as a whole (Click Here), it's time to get stuck into those marginal gains, and learn how to boost your chances a crucial few percent in all the main scenarios you will face during competitive matches.

The outcome of a point is not something you can ever control. Your chances of winning any single tennis point will always be less than 100%. When returning first serves, they will be lowest. They improve when you get to return second serves, and improve again when you successfully make your first serve.

Let's say normally your chances of winning a point when you make a first serve in a particular match is 65%. The rest of this article and series will look at how you can boost those odds by a few percentage points in many different situations, and how those crucial marginal gains can stack up and make the difference between winning and losing.

Want to study the rest of this article?

Click Here to Subscribe!

Nick Wheatley is an LTA Performance Coach and head coach at Hawker Tennis in south west London. His junior teams, the Hawker Jets, have won 44 competitions since formation, and over the last 2 years alone, his junior players have won 19 singles tournaments between them at county level.

He has been ranked in the top 75 nationally in 35 and over singles and in the top 5 in Surrey county. Nick has done video analysis for numerous players at all levels, including former British Top 10 player Marcus Willis.

His unique teaching video series, covering every aspect of the game, is available on his website

You can also contact Nick directly via the homepage of his website.

Tennisplayer Forum
Let's Talk About this Article!

Share Your Thoughts with our Subscribers and Authors!

Click Here