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renstar
Jul 8th, 2008, 10:56 AM
This may be advice to your favourite player or just a player in general and it may be advice on an area of their game they need to improve, a part of their psychology on the game or even something to do with their personal life. What advice do you feel sometimes burning to give them?

One off the top of my head is to Jelena, dont play so much so not so many injuries.

And to Elena, improve your second serve:help:

mckyle.
Jul 8th, 2008, 10:59 AM
Mine would be:

Don't listen to me because I, like everyone else on Tennis Forum, am a tennis amateur while you are an elite world-class player who has had some of the best coaching at an international level. Anything I tell you is something you already know.

renstar
Jul 8th, 2008, 11:07 AM
Mine would be:

Don't listen to me because I, like everyone else on Tennis Forum, am a tennis amateur while you are an elite world-class player who has had some of the best coaching at an international level. Anything I tell you is something you already know.

Thats not true a certain Richard Williams was not a star tennis players but managed to coach his daughters to Wimbledon champions, either was Monica Seles father who used to draw cartoon figures on tennis balls and taught his daughter from tennis books he read.

And besides it can be also advice on their schedule, also an aspect of their game you can see from a third party needs improving. Or even their fashion etc... any advice really.

Tennis Ball
Jul 8th, 2008, 03:45 PM
Mine would be:

Don't listen to me because I, like everyone else on Tennis Forum, am a tennis amateur while you are an elite world-class player who has had some of the best coaching at an international level. Anything I tell you is something you already know.

And in the case of Kim, it's also not true, 'cause she was too stuborn to listen to one specific advise of Marc DeHous. What was burning on my lips to advise/tell her was to watch some videos of herself (which she never did and refused to do, despite Marc's advise) to never play the ball on a silver platter again but IN THE OPEN FIELD, duh! Often times, she went up loosing the point when she did that of course.

at Justine I so much wanted to ask her to stop the stupid game plan of playing through the middle, spreading the ball back again, and most of all playing her backhand down the line again regularly. In other words, just play like the US Open 2003.

Uranium
Jul 8th, 2008, 03:51 PM
What I would say to Venus:
Instead of saying I want to add spin to my forehand, actually add spin to your forehand. Don't always try to whack the ball off your weaker side, wait for the perfect moment to go for it. Also, come to net more especially when you have your opponent on the run like against JJ.
Jelena Dokic:
Add spin to second serve, serving 28 double faults in 2006 isn't aloud:o, don't hit flat second serves as fast as your first serve:(

Paialii
Jul 8th, 2008, 03:52 PM
Thats not true a certain Richard Williams was not a star tennis players but managed to coach his daughters to Wimbledon champions, either was Monica Seles father who used to draw cartoon figures on tennis balls and taught his daughter from tennis books he read.

And besides it can be also advice on their schedule, also an aspect of their game you can see from a third party needs improving. Or even their fashion etc... any advice really.

Eh, not entirely true. While Richard Williams initially taught his daughters how to play, it was Rick Macci, Bollettieri and the like who truly refined their games and turned what Richard taught them into a professional level. I believe the same can be said for Monica's situation.

I don't have any technical advice, per say. If I was coaching Serena Williams I would tell her to never forget who she is out there, and to calm the fuck down when you're up a comfortable break in the first set of a Wimbledon final against your older sister. :wavey:

shap_half
Jul 8th, 2008, 03:53 PM
Justine: COME BACK!

sammy01
Jul 8th, 2008, 04:05 PM
Eh, not entirely true. While Richard Williams initially taught his daughters how to play, it was Rick Macci, Bollettieri and the like who truly refined their games and turned what Richard taught them into a professional level. I believe the same can be said for Monica's situation.

I don't have any technical advice, per say. If I was coaching Serena Williams I would tell her to never forget who she is out there, and to calm the fuck down when you're up a comfortable break in the first set of a Wimbledon final against your older sister. :wavey:

actualy seles is a prime example of ignoring what the experts say to you. when she went to bollettieri he tried to make her play single handed forehands and she lost to a girl she beat like 1 and 0 when she was playing 2 handed on both sides. her father new she was unhappy and didn't want to do this so he flew out to the US to be with seles and coach her himself. relationship between seles her father and the bollettieri camp became more strained and after the 89 or maybe 90 french open he (nick) banned her from training there. in seles book theres some very funy photos of her practicing on public courts for wimbledon as she had nowhere else to train on grass after nick dumped her. he could have totaly ruined her game and she could have been an average top 20 player had she not been strong willed and her father been the same about the way she played.

Destiny
Jul 8th, 2008, 04:08 PM
I would tell Serena to calm the fuck down and she should know she can beat any player but first she has to play them and actually beat them :)

AndreConrad
Jul 8th, 2008, 04:19 PM
I would tell Agnieszka that the first step to improvement is to admit to your weaknesses; she gets frustrated when people talk about her serve. It is okay to have weaker side to your game, just admit it, it will help you to work on it.

As far as Urszula goes I would say it is okay to be not on this same success schedule as your sister. Yours may happen a little later, but the success could be even greater so just enjoy tennis. You are good at it

Marta, clear your head and open your eyes. When and if you do that I can hardly see a player capable to beat you.

Daniela go back to loving tennis.

Elena don't listen to anyone, you are just perfect as you are. When you believe it maybe you can beat Marta when she has mind clear and focused and eyes open :lol:

Adal
Jul 8th, 2008, 04:20 PM
Maria - GET IT TOGETHER!!!!1111

Patrick345
Jul 8th, 2008, 04:20 PM
Learn a slice backhand. It drives me insane, that top players like Jankovic or Dementieva try to play the most impossible shots with their two-handed backhand, when it would still be an easy effective shot to slice. Even Roger Federer did it numerous times in the final on Sunday. And the slice is the easiest shot to teach to an acceptable level in a short period of time. Ivanovic has learned it, Nadal has learned it.I love Jankovic and Dementieva, but I cannot take them seriously until they really fix this glaring hole in their games. Some players seem to think a slice is a sign of weakness.

sammy01
Jul 8th, 2008, 04:25 PM
Learn a slice backhand. It drives me insane, that top players like Jankovic or Dementieva try to play the most impossible shots with their two-handed backhand, when it would still be an easy effective shot to slice. Even Roger Federer did it numerous times in the final on Sunday. And the slice is the easiest shot to teach to an acceptable level in a short period of time. Ivanovic has learned it, Nadal has learned it.I love Jankovic and Dementieva, but I cannot take them seriously until they really fix this glaring hole in their games. Some players seem to think a slice is a sign of weakness.

oh i would tell venus this also, then make her hit 4,000,000 slices and make her a more complete player for different surfaces!

Craig.
Jul 8th, 2008, 04:30 PM
Maria - GET IT TOGETHER!!!!1111

Dead on.

QUEENLINDSAY
Jul 8th, 2008, 04:31 PM
JJ- Stop worrying about ur make up during matches, and if possible dont put any actually.

thrust
Jul 8th, 2008, 04:51 PM
Justine: COME BACK!

I agree! Sveta- Get a new coach and/or attitude, Serena- get a nicer attitude, Nadal- Get Sampras as a serve coach. He will do it for free because he knows if you can serve more aces, Roger will never win Wimbldon again-lol! Maria- get a new coach, Jelena- play less and get a serve coach. Ana- get a better backhand. Elena- Guess?

LudwigDvorak
Jul 8th, 2008, 05:29 PM
Come to net, use your slice, use your backhand down the line more, and try to stay courageous at the end of a match you're about to win.

Everyone should know who I'm referring to, but the beautiful thing is I think that can be sound advice to just about anyone. Ludwig 4 president.

MaBaker
Jul 8th, 2008, 05:32 PM
Justine: COME BACK!

:angel:

And to JJ : You are a goat ( that's not an advice , but i don't have other words for her )

Shvedbarilescu
Jul 8th, 2008, 06:56 PM
I wouldn't feel I could tell any of my favourite players anything tactical or technical about their games but mentally a few of my faves do need a bit of help and I would say this:

First, remind yourself how, in the bigger scheme of things the match you are playing is essentially totally unimportant whether you win or lose. Either way there will be more matches to play and life will go on with little real change. This is an important attitude to have if one is going to be able to play fearless tennis. A tennis player should never focus on the past or the future while playing a tennis match. All that matters is the current point. If a player focuses instead on how important the match they are playing is they will get distracted and the danger of choking rears its ugly head.

But just because a player shouldn't focus on how important a match may be while they are playing it doesn't mean they shouldn't play it with total effort. Every single point should be focused on as a new individual battle to be won. Each point that is successfully won should be enjoyed. Each point that is lost should be forgotten in an emotional sense. There may of course be tactical things to remember about lost points that could be useful to register for points yet to come. But whether a point is won or lost the emotional feeling from it should be cleared from the mind by the start of the next point.

Play every point as if your life depended on it. Not because it does, but because it is simply more fun to play that way, it will produce better results in the long term and after every match you will be able to hold your head up high, win or lose, and say I did the best I could today.

drake3781
Jul 8th, 2008, 07:43 PM
I'll come back to read all your advice later, lol. :lol:

As for me, I have plenty of advice for the Chinese players as a whole, on their public image and such. I won't share it here at the risk of losing my consulting deal. :lol: :p

mirzalover
Jul 8th, 2008, 07:50 PM
Sania-workout more

Max565
Jul 8th, 2008, 07:51 PM
Hingis: Come back in doubles at least... don't be too stubborn and enlist some other coaching help.

Dave.
Jul 8th, 2008, 07:59 PM
Lindsay stop always getting injured! Do something about it- make your legs stronger, stretch more, i dunno but just do something about it!

Lindsayfan32
Jul 8th, 2008, 10:12 PM
Lindsay stop always getting injured! Do something about it- make your legs stronger, stretch more, i dunno but just do something about it!

I have to agree with you dave but you can't help genetics and old age. The latter I know a lot about.

slamchamp
Jul 8th, 2008, 10:15 PM
Maria: Just copy your 2006 serve and stop doing weird things with it!!!!!!!111

tenn_ace
Jul 8th, 2008, 10:18 PM
Sveta, get a new coach.

sfselesfan
Jul 8th, 2008, 10:19 PM
Elena Dementieva: No more post-match interviews after a Williams sister ass kicking.

SF

young_gunner913
Jul 8th, 2008, 10:20 PM
Nicole Vaidisova, dump Radek!

Coffee&TV
Jul 8th, 2008, 10:29 PM
JJ- Stop worrying about ur make up during matches, and if possible dont put any actually.

Yes please. And don't blame the grass that caught on you eye. :p

The Daviator
Jul 8th, 2008, 10:34 PM
Mine would be:

Don't listen to me because I, like everyone else on Tennis Forum, am a tennis amateur while you are an elite world-class player who has had some of the best coaching at an international level. Anything I tell you is something you already know.

So true :yeah: But I'll give some anyway :lol:

Ana - No need to take risks all the time.

Serena - Work on your footwork!

Lindsay - Hire some injury-prevention specialist or something, there must be such a thing :o :o

sfselesfan
Jul 8th, 2008, 10:37 PM
Lindsay: Skip Stanford and GET HEALTHY.

SF

Dawson.
Jul 8th, 2008, 10:49 PM
to nicole vaidisova:

try hitting the ball in the court! trust me, it will make your life so much easier

Craig.
Jul 8th, 2008, 10:54 PM
So true :yeah: But I'll give some anyway :lol:

Ana - No need to take risks all the time.

Serena - Work on your footwork!

Lindsay - Hire some injury-prevention specialist or something, there must be such a thing :o :o

She takes risks? How so?

Maryamator
Jul 8th, 2008, 11:15 PM
Sesil - get a new freaking coach

Droolv
Jul 8th, 2008, 11:17 PM
Sam: "Stop wearing those sunnies" :p

I hate them :lol: :scared:

AndreConrad
Jul 9th, 2008, 12:21 AM
Sam: "Stop wearing those sunnies" :p

I hate them :lol: :scared:

Hey! Her shades are cool :lol:... but her blue eyes are gorgeous, too :drool:

ZeroSOFInfinity
Jul 9th, 2008, 02:02 AM
Ana - Please marry me. Or else, kindly consider Novak. Both of you make a cute couple :p

Maria - Plan B. Not "Plan A in the working". And it was good of you being Camille's BFF, but remember to stick with tennis.

Daniela - Get it together!!!

Zheng - Train harder to receive "Blitzkerg" type serves. Manage that, and you'll be a top-20 soon ;)

LindsayRulz
Jul 9th, 2008, 02:21 AM
Lindsay: Skip Stanford and GET HEALTHY.

SF

Lindsay sure will skip stanford if she's not healthy enough to play it. The Olympics has been one of her main goals when she cameback on tour and I don't think she'll risk anything right before the games.

ArturoAce.
Jul 9th, 2008, 02:55 AM
Jelena: Stop being such a drama queen, have some fun, get stronger arms, stop being so high-maintainence, buy some nasal strips like tipsarevic:lol: so you can stop blowing nose... i think that's it.

Davenport: Stretch, Stretch, stretch.. get in shape so you can actually take two steps without getting tired.

GrosjeantheGreat
Jul 9th, 2008, 03:22 AM
Venus, Serena & Sharapova: Shut the fuck up.

Elena 'Goddess' Dementieva: Marry me.

Patty: Drink lots of orange juice.

Hantuchova: Eat a burger.

Harkleroad: Pray God forgivez your impurity, ye wicked wench.

Laura Robson: Believe the hype. Get busted for cannabis.

Svetlana.
Jul 9th, 2008, 03:29 AM
Elena, hire a professional coach!!!

slamchamp
Jul 9th, 2008, 03:33 AM
Sveta: don't be friends with everyone on tour! it's certainly not helping when u play them!
Ana: stop fistpumping
Maria: stop dating Camilla

Slutati
Jul 9th, 2008, 03:34 AM
Maria: stop dating Camilla
Why would you do that :bigcry:

Tati:stop smoking and stop getting injured all the time :sad:

Daniela-Is-Mine
Jul 9th, 2008, 04:21 AM
Daniela go back to loving tennis.



:worship:

Daniela-Is-Mine
Jul 9th, 2008, 04:22 AM
Venus, Serena & Sharapova: Shut the fuck up.





Thats a agreat first postThe Hantuchova part...Not nice

DA FOREHAND
Jul 9th, 2008, 04:42 AM
Venus come to net more.

Serena believe.

Maria, beieve

Justine comeback i'd like to see if you can re-establish yourself

DA FOREHAND
Jul 9th, 2008, 04:43 AM
Thats a agreat first postThe Hantuchova part...Not nice


what do you care about nice?:wavey::rolleyes: