Winning plays

Each player must understand tennis is made up of combinations of stokes that will lead to successful outcomes. Many junior players only see the winner; however, it is often the stroke prior that has created an opening in the court to execute the point.

It should be stressed to players to win the point off the second stroke in the sequence. For example, a wide serve into the forehand court and an off forehand to the backhand corner.

Winning plays or 1-2 sequences can come in many different combinations, such as a serve and volley, first and second passing shot, approach and volley, and backhand cross court and aggressive down the line.