Hello everyone, Gene Molina here, Natural
Tennis Solutions. So, we are talking about trust. Now, trusting in your stroke is one
of the hardest things to do. So, my advice is loosen up to the maximum that you can.
Complete looseness and release your body and also to keep your head on contact. So keeping
your head on contact will make you trust much better. If I keep myself from actually looking
at the result of the shot, I have actually focused to the maximum because I’m not worried
about the result. I am 100% sure that I’m going to hit this ball where I’m intending
to hit it without looking at the result. A lot of us become curious cats and we go to
hit the ball and we hit the ball but then we’re looking up, maybe even a little bit
before contact because we want to see what we did but we’re not focusing exactly on the
contact so if we’re not focusing exactly on the contact, we’re not going to have the intention
happen most of the time, we’re going to mishit. So, this can be done in on all shots. Forehand,
I already did it in one of the previous videos but, forehand, I can show you by intentionally
hitting down the middle and not looking. I’m not looking I’m just hitting it. Backhand,
I can do the same thing.Thinking, keep my head on contact and not even look, just hit
that ball down the middle. So, I can also do it on volley, I can also do it on serve.
On volley, I can do this, I go and I just do that. I’m not really looking at the result,
I’m just hitting the volley. Same thing on the backhand volley, same thing, I’m just
hitting that. Trusting in the fact that you can watch the ball to contact and then intentionally
hit it where you want. That’s complete and utter trust. Now the other thing is complete
looseness to. So if I completely let go here and I don’t look. I know that ball was pretty
good. I’ll look back on the film and see if it was in to but it really felt good to me,
so that’s what you’re trying to trust. You’re trying to trust the feel of a good shot, not
the result of where it’s landing in the court. When you try to trust the result of where
the ball lands in the court, as far as the lines go, that’s what makes us get tighter
and tighter.So it you can loosen up and trust in the fact that you’re trying to put that
ball where you want it to go, and that’s it. Same thing on my backhand, I just let go and
I missed. I’m ok with that, missing actually is an opportunity to learn to make the shot
better. So I missed the shot in the bottom of the net. Next one I need to… Because
I did kind of look a little bit right? Next one I need to really just let go and not look,
so here it is. I’m just gonna, here, same thing right so now I need to calibrate. I
need to calibrate, I need to go up. So there I got it to come up. Every error is an opportunity
to learn something, it’s an opportunity to calibrate your shot. So I try that backhand
again and not looking I go into the bottom of the net again, so I know I have an issue
with my depth right now and I know I have to calibrate to the point where I get a little
more height. So I’ll get myself to go up a little higher and that’s it. And these are
just letting go and driving, I’m not really trying to hit too slow, I’m hitting pretty
fast and they’re going where I need them to go. I’m intentionally hitting the directions
that I’m hitting right now. Serve, I’ve already shown what the no look is like but intentionally
hitting the serve and not looking. And then same on this side, actually hitting the serve
and not looking. So, I hit in the net, I know I have to calibrate, I have to a little bit
higher on this one. And that’s it. Complete 100% trust in your stroke means you don’t
have to look at the results. You can keep your head on contact and not look at what
you did. But you know what you did because you already had an intention before hand.
So this video is about intention and trust. Trust is the key word, if you trust in the
fact that you will miss. Then you will probably miss. So fear is bringing to fruition what
you’re fearing. Fearing missing the shot, if you fear missing the shot then you’re really
not letting and and you’re holding back. So try to realize that full trust in your stroke
needs to be, you’re not thinking about the result. You’re thinking about the intention,
the intention is to hit the ball a certain way. Hit is somewhere. So that is your intention
and the other thing is to not really come off of contact. Your head needs to remain
at contact. Federer is the perfect example for this. He keeps his head on contact on
everything. So, trust, trust and intention. Two big pieces to make you play your best
tennis. Thanks you and I hope you guys enjoyed that. So, like, subscribe and I will see you
on the next one.

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Dennis Veasley

8 thoughts on “Intentional Trust in Your Tennis Strokes”

  1. Once again Gene great advice, i've tried this, both side, and i felt it so efficient. It brings such a real good feeling when you hit the ball without looking too early at the court. It allows me to make more consistent shots and what a fantastic feeling to have, first an intention and than to let it go, just throwing the racquet into the ball keep the eyes and head on the ball even after hitting this ball … WAOU !!! i somtimes feel like i'm Roger Federer, relax , loose, no tension at all …. the pure expression of a perfect technique … The challenge is to get it usual in a match game, no rush just stay with the ball , sweep it with the cool attitude …. the way to the effortless tennis game …

  2. Que grande eres maestro!!!! Estaré eternamente agradecido por tus vídeos… haces que el tenis sea sencillo para la gente amateurs. muchas gracias, crack!!!

  3. La verdad que he mejorado muchísimo mi juego, juego más suelto que antes..sobretodo el revés he perdido el miedo a golpear de revés
    graciaaaas!! como puede alguien en 5 minutos explicarlo también como usted..para que la gente lo entienda tan fácilmente… en lo complejo que es el tenis y con un maestro cómo usted que fácil resulta. mil graciaaaaas!!!!!

  4. I've watched Federer in super slow mo and he closes his eyes right after contact sometimes – or maybe most of the time, hard to tell.

    here at 2:48

    Multiple examples here:

    serve at 1:32 – before contact (close up and clear)
    slice return 2:04 – undeniable eye closing


  5. Been using the hip movements – thought it was too much to think about when I first watched the video but it's not, I've just moved my attention to hips and it's beautiful. That's the forehand, still need to get the hips working better on the one-hander. Thanks for all the help.

  6. One of the wisest conglomerates of words regarding tennis I have or could come across or up with. Well done, well said, well demonstrated. Let me reiterate and add: Fear will realize your fears in tennis; controlling your shots will kill your relaxed control of them; hitting through detailed techniques will do away with your fluid strokes based on fundamental natural principles known as correct techniques, powering will expel all the power flowing through your smooth, swift, powerful and loose swings. Connect the series and digest the results, folks!

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