I’ve been struggling with my forehand for as long as I’ve been playing tennis.
My forehand is my evil nemesis. It has a mind of its own, sending balls long, short or in the net. It won’t generate any real topspin, and it loves to fail when I’m competing.
Coach after coach has tried to correct it, but to little effect.
Oddly, my backhand is the exact opposite. Strong and getting stronger every day, it feels natural and achieves solid results.
The disparity between my strokes puzzled me until earlier this year, when I chanced upon the book The Inner Game of Tennis by W. Timothy Gallwey. As you may guess from the title, it’s not a technical instruction manual, but instead a guide for how to think differently so you can play your best. Continue reading “This book helped my tennis game… could it help yours?”