London is buzzing with the arrival of Wimbledon; queues of tennis-hungry fans are forming and people from around the world are flocking to South West London to catch a glimpse of history. These are the two weeks when the city is completely inspired by blurs of white bounding across green courts in front of fixated rows of nodding spectators.
Now is a fantastic time to absorb the Wimbledon frenzy by focusing on your own game and drawing inspiration from the tennis pros in the tournament.
How To Impact The Game
Tennis is a sport that requires dedicated concentration and dropping your focus for a split second could cost you a game. We asked professional British tennis player and mentor, Jade Windley to share how she keeps her focus on the task at hand and uses mind over matter to impact the game.
Watch The Ball
It sounds obvious but is often forgotten. Never take your eye off that unpredictable ball. You need to watch it like a hawk all the way to the strings and try not to glance up just before the hit as you will lose that all important contact.
Feel Like A Tennis Player
Part of being able to impact the game is also helped by wearing the right kit and playing in something that makes you feel like a tennis player. Performance and kit go hand in hand. This year’s range from adidas is a great example of apparel that has technical fabric and fit to compliment your technique and make you feel like you are ready for whatever your opponent throws at you.
Always Be Ready To Move
Tennis is a fast game. Always stay on your toes and be ready to move in any direction the ball dictates. Wear tennis kit that will support this state of constant motion. I like the All Premium Tennis Dress from adidas as it supports my movement and keeps me comfortable and cool when the game gets heated.
Try Your Best
Don’t lose heart if you find yourself down during the game. Losing confidence can affect your focus and that will dramatically influence your performance. Maintain concentration and high spirits. You know you have it in you so fight till the end for every point and give it your all.
Now is the perfect time to book a court and develop that mental focus, physical skill and improve your match performance. By using Jade’s simple but powerful tips your concentration on court will increase and with it will bring you the opportunity to make an impact!
We’d love to know what has helped you improve in your tennis game. Share your tips with the hashtag #ImpactTheGame.