By P.J. Simmons
One of the most exciting things about the road to better tennis is that the learning and growth never stops.
With technique, I love the fact that as I make leaps forward I unlock new opportunities to make refinements that enable me to generate more effortless power, execute more accurately, and play with more confidence. And as I improve, I gain greater awareness about what my body (and mind) are doing at a given moment — which helps me make tweaks more easily.
So I’m always really grateful when I work with a coach who, in just a few minutes, can pinpoint something that helps open up new doors for big improvement.
My friend Paul Tortora (a 4.0 player from CT) and I recently had one of those moments with Howard Moore, Program Director at the Saddlebrook Tennis Hopman Program in Florida (who also recently joined the faculty of The Tennis Congress).