Live Match Play

Nick Wheatley

Find ways to bring your top shot into play!

Over the course of this series, we've developed a full understanding of your game, (Click Here) including your favorite shots, your top shot, and sequences that could enable you to set up your top shot with another pre-selected shot. (Click Here.)

Also, we identified your preferred cross-court pattern based on this overall understanding. (Click Here.) We also covered a number of training exercises that would allow you to hone these skills and sequences, so that you would be better able to rely on using them in live matches. (Click Here.)

So, let's now look at live matches, specifically when rallies start to develop. We've already covered the various start of point scenarios and how you can find a small edge when serving and returning, so it's time to think about how to handle the rallies once they develop beyond the initial 2 shots.

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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.

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