Issue #48 February 2020
real junior tennis
Find A Way To Win
Create Offense From
Having A Junior Serve
At Age 19... Oh No!
2019 Lil Mo
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Aces And Faults.
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Your Weaknesses Are
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Work On Other Areas
Of Your Game
Insert Competition In
Everything You Do.
Create Offense From
Find A Way To Win.
Matches Are Easier
The Harder You Train.
Having A Junior Serve
At Age 19 Is A No No.
Photo Of The Month.
“too many extremes”
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These Are Only Faults!
Every junior tennis player look
forward to playing a tournament
in beautiful weather without the
threat of rain.
But these ideal situations, may
not be ideal to the players, and
it can go from one extreme to
In wanting to finish tournaments,
directors have asked players to
play anywhere from tie-breaks
to abbreviated sets in order to
get everything completed.
The other extreme is asking the
players to play three matches in
one day. That is two out of three
sets with regular scoring.
This is just not acceptable, and
players don’t have any say about
it - they either play it or default.
And of course no one wants to
This is one of the reasons many
players get injured, and have to
pull up lame and retire in their
The body need more time to rest
and recover to avoid injury.
Now is the time when you are a junior tennis
player, that you should be working on
correcting your weaknesses. Avoiding or
trying to hide them just so you can win,
will only lead to major problems later on.
Deal with them now, or eventually they
will expose you.
ARE GONNA BE EXPOSED
confident players NEVER rush!
It’s so very easy to recog-
er, comes to a match, goes
match, they are very patient
their bag, and storming off
nize the confident from
through their pre match rou-
and meticulous with every-
the court. On the other hand,
the non-confident players,
tines, and then relaxes with
thing they do. Even after the
for the non-confident play-
before, during and after a
a book or music until their
match, they ‘re not distraught
er, everything is completely
match. The confident play-
match is called. During their
over a loss, by snatching up
you need to work
areas of your game
Lots of junior tennis players have been
seriously affected by the snippets of what
social media shows, of the pro players.
Social media mostly shows a pro player
winning a shot with a monster forehand.
So everytime a junior player gets on the
court, they are working on improving their
forehand, and neglecting other areas of
That’s a big mistake! your game has many
more areas to it, than your forehand.
You think throwing your racket in anger,
frustration and disgust, makes you
so cool. Don’t you know how stupid you
look having to walk behind the racket,
everytime, to pick it up, after you threw
it. Now that’s dumb! Apart from that you
get a racket abuse violation.
having to pick up your racket
after you threw it
Competition is the reason players
train so hard for many years, to be the
best. Without competition, you can
never be tested, and you can never
become the best. Start cultivating
competition in everything you do...
on and off the court, so it becomes
in everything you do!
This is for all the players who need to
guage their games as to where they
are. The game will answer it for you.
having a junior serve
at age 19 is a
From USA with love
Leila Hunter started playing tennis at the
age of 5. She will turn 10 April 30th of this
year. She was born in Southern California,
but we moved to Georgia when she was
We currently live in Keysville, Ga. which
is a suburb of Augusta. During the week
she trains in Atlanta and comes home for
She is being trained by Fred Haynes. He
is the father of Angela Haynes who also
mentors Leila and was a top 100 player
in the WTA in 2005.
This past September, Leila competed and
won the Little Mo 9u National Championship.
She also won the same event as an
8-year-old making her a back to back Little
Mo National Champion.
She followed that feat by competing in
the Little Mo Florida International event,
Leila successfully defended her 8u singles
International Championship by winning
the 9u singles International Championship.
Along with, first place in doubles and
mixed doubles completing the hardfought
trifecta. Leila is ranked 3rd in her
class according to tennisrecruiting.net.
Take your game to the next level, by
observing pro strategies. From any
defensive position on the court, they
are able to play aggresively and play
offensively. Playing that way, will take
your game up to a world class level.
from defensive positions
a way to
You can win with the game you have
right now, because winning has to do
with an attitude. If you give your game
to a positive forward thinking mentally
tough person, they will take it and
win with it. So stop berating yourself,
and find ways to win.
the harder you train
the easier your matches
This is in the same vein as the more
cruel the war, the quicker it will end.
If you train hard, with everything you
got, and give it your all, winning will
become easier and easier. But it also
holds true if you don’t give it your all.
2019 Lil Mo
Never have your
heels on the
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