I had a breakthrough recently that I’d like to share.
As you may know, I’ve been trying to master the Inner Game of Tennis. A quick refresher: the main idea is that we work against ourselves mentally by listening to our conscious “teller” (Self 1) rather than letting our unconscious “doer” (Self 2) learn naturally how to play tennis.
For a while now, I’ve been trying to stop Self 1 from judging my level of play or giving instructions on how to improve my shots. The book recommends focusing on the ball, watching it so closely that you can see its seams or read the words on it. Theoretically, such close observation should keep Self 1 too busy to interfere and put you in a good position to address the ball. Continue reading “Try this technique for greater tennis success… and have more fun too”