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Tennis Tips w/ WTA Pro

Madison Brengle

December 13, 2018
Brengle Tips

Tennis Tips with WTA Pro Madison Brengle


Tennis Tips with WTA Pro Madison Brengle

When it comes to competing on the tennis court, few do it better than Madison Brengle. After growing up in Dover, Del., Brengle now travels the world competing on tour. Her career highlights include a career-high ranking of No. 35, along with a win over Serena Williams and more than $2 million in prize money.

So how does Brengle approach some of the same tennis issues that you have? Check out some of her tips, going through questions that amateur and professional players face, alike.

How can I… Anticipate the next shot?
“When I’m trying to anticipate the next ball, I’m paying attention to the depth and pace of my shot, their court position and mine as well. All of those factors play into it.”

How can I… Build a stronger serve?
“I really try to focus on what I can control, which is mainly my toss. ADVERTISEMENT My toss dictates how aggressive I can attack my serve. Once I’m comfortable with my toss, it allows me to hit a stronger serve.”

How can I… Improve my consistency from the baseline?
“My coach really emphasizes never missing wide when you’re looking for depth. Missing wide is a mental error unless it’s on a ball you’re trying to finish the point on.”

How can I…play with more confidence?
“Confidence comes from practice. Shots you might be uncomfortable with in a match get a lot easier to go for when you’ve done tons of repetitions in practice.”

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