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WATCH: Keep The Edge On Your Opponents During A Super Tiebreaker

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WATCH: Keep The Edge On Your Opponents During A Super Tiebreaker

In recent years the USTA and other tennis organizations eliminated the third set, opting instead for the super tiebreaker (the first to 10 points by 2.) This means that players will have less time and fewer opportunities to fight for the match, creating a quick set of pressure-filled points. Skills aside, if you aren’t mentally prepared for the challenge, you can still lose the match.

Watch my video, and use these tips to help keep an edge on your opponents in a super tiebreaker situation:

1) Balance your risk and reward shots. Keep a smart shot selection while keeping your aggressive shots.
2) Keep your routine. This helps you stay in your comfort zone under pressure.
3) Don’t go for big serves. Low percentage serves add pressure to a 2nd serve. Double faults is a tiebreak killer!
4) Practice super tiebreakers. The more you practice tiebreakers, the more comfortable you will be under the pressure.

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As always, my goal is to give you the tips and tools you need to be the best tennis players you can be. If you have any questions about rules, strategies, or situations that happened to you on the court, please tell me about it in the comments section below and I’ll address it in a future video! Also, be sure and share my posts with your tennis friends, and connect with me through my social media links in my bio at the top of this post!

I'm a former top 50 world-ranked tennis pro, whose most notable opponents include Martina Navratilova, Tracy Austin, Pam Shriver, Gigi Fernandez and Andrea Jaeger. Currently, I own and run Jane Forman Sports in Miami, Fla., developing community tennis and sports programs for children and adults of all ages and levels of ability.

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