Changing Times   

Tennis has changed dramatically.

The conventional linear concept, where you hit forward, is rapidly disappearing at the pro level.

Today’s top tennis is more like Martial Arts, with more emphasis on deflection and ball action than on a direct hit.

This does not preclude power.

On the contrary, modern techniques create more ball velocity than those strokes of old.

So is another aspect seen in Martial Arts: the ability to slow down time.

Oscar Wegner,