Spaces Not Faces
Steve Vaughn’s “Hit to Spaces, not Faces” program has improved my game a lot. I’ve played tennis all my life and felt pretty good about my ability to place shots to the empty places on the court. After taking Steve’s program, I now proactively create the spaces that let me hit winners.
The concept works in a couple different ways at least:
- Even if you don’t hit a screamer, if you force your opponent to move return your shot, they can’t set up for a powerful blast back across the net;
- Once you make them move, they are out of position and your next shot should be a winner into the opened up space;
- Since you have Federer eyes, you won’t be watching your opponent as you hit the ball, so using the “spaces” concept, you figure out ahead of time where to hit the ball, move your feet to get in a great return position and fire away to where they ain’t. That takes away one more thing to have to think about…..
- It also lets you play the ball and not have the ball play you.
I’m a novice tennis player, and “Hit to Spaces, not Faces” has given me an important tool so I hit winners much more often. My opponents often don’t even realize what happened to them!