Dale's quote is # 12 in this article
written by Noel Jameson.
Other Tennis Quotes by Dale LePrevost
© newTennis 2007
"Never tell anyone how good you are. Let your game do the talking."
"On important points, pressure is felt on both sides of the net. Focus on transfering that pressure to your opponent."
"The best tennis instruction is based on the separation of skills."
"Your inner beliefs and notions about tennis, create, govern and become everything you do on the court."
"When in doubt, call it
Confusious say, "Do not drop shot someone who already at net."
"The only way you can make lasting improvements is to focus on new thoughts that will change how you see tennis in your inner world."
"The best way to intimidate most opponents is to prove to them they can't get away with hitting midcourt & short balls"
"Racket preparation is the yardstick that helps you measure exactly where you need to move to get into position."
"Have a winning game plan before you ever walk on the court."
"Those who picture in advance what they are going to do are creators. Those who don't are victims."
"First to the net, first to the patio bar."
"Play the net in a position that's in the brown grass at Wimbledon, not the green grass."
"The most advanced tennis players have the simplest foundation.
"Realestate is location, location, location. Tennis is racket preparation, racket preparation, racket preparation."
When your doubles partner crosses over in front of you and makes a mistake, your only response should be "Nice try".
"A backswing with a limited follow through is the true way to punch volleys.
"When punching your volley, you should literally be able to pull the racket backwards from the point of contact with the ball."
"Aiming in tennis is watching the ball and hitting it into your mental, memory picture of the court
"Moving to the ball without preparing your racket is like heading into the fog without a compass. You just won't know where you're going."
"Learn how to move through your approach shot without stopping so you can get to the net quickly."
"The true foundation for the volley is learning how to lift the ball up a limited distance."
"Using topspin, proximity to the net, and the height of the ball are the only 3 ways to hit wide angles with safety."
"Make your approach shots bounce low so you take the height of the ball away from your opponent when they try to pass you."
"Taking the racket back quickly is not necessarily good racket preparation."
"High deep balls tend to breed high, weaker shallow balls."
"Choking is losing your execution because of directional intent."
"If you replicate the inner world of an advanced player, you can create an advanced tennis game."
"Don't be rushed by your opponent so much that you start losing your split-step."
"No matter how poorly you played, always give your opponent the credit when you lose."
"Learn how to take advantage of short balls. If you can't, you'll impatiently try to hit too many winners because you have nothing to wait for anyway."
"Reaction volleys are 90% racket preparation and 10% swing."
"This pertains to life as well as racket preparation at the net. Prepare for the worst & you'll always be ready for the easiest."
"When you hit a low volley into the net don't be so eager to blame your feet because your racket face isn't tilted up far enough in the first place."