Master Focus    

There are two stages in any shot.

One is tracking the ball, the other is hitting it.

Usually coaches talk about early preparation, but beware because this could get you too far ahead thinking of the shot without yet having found the ball.

One thing is to approach the ball so you are comfortable for the stroke, but another is to separate your hand too early from the intended contact point with the ball.

Generally, the player that separates by taking the racquet back early focuses on what the racquet is doing prior to the hit.

The player who tracks the ball as if going to touch it and then executes his stroke tends to focus on what he is doing to the ball. 

This type of focus may seem a simplicity, but it works like a charm even while intending to fully power the ball.

Oscar Wegner, TennisTeacher.com

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