PlaySight Tennis Tips with Paul Annacone: Offensive Defense

Novak Djokovic is known as an offensive defender. Andre Agassi played the same style back in the day. The key? Taking time away from your opponent. You will likely never be the best tennis player in the world, but there are drills and tips that you can add to your game from Novak’s. Learn how with these tennis tips from Paul Annacone.

Hit the ball short and early, and try to keep it deep to keep your opponent at the baseline.

Paul is the former coach for Pete Sampras and Roger Federer, and he currently serves as a commentator on the Tennis Channel and a coaching consultant for several organizations.

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The Four Styles of Tennis Players and Strategies to Beat Them

There are four primary styles of singles play in tennis: aggressive baseliner, serve-and-volleyer, counterpuncher, and all-court player. Knowing the preferred style of play of your opponents is key to determining the right strategy and tactics to use against them.



Tennis Strategies and Tactics

In discussing tactics on the court, we need to be clear about “strategies” versus “tactics.”

A strategy is an overall game plan that incorporates specific steps that will be taken to achieve success.

Tactics are specific measures (either pre-determined or improvised) that permit a player to realize a game plan or strategy.

I should also mention that each of you should know what “type” of player you are. This is critical in establishing a set of strategies that will “fit” you…



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