November 9, 2020 - Think Tactics, Then Let Go

Between points, think about what you want to do, especially at the start of the rally – what serve to use, what type of receives. Think about what shots you want to do during a rally against any given shot as well – looping, hitting, quick blocks, etc. Keep it simple. Your subconscious mind will get the message about what to do, and it will learn to reflexively go for the shots you are thinking about. However, before the rally starts, blank out your mind, and let the shots just happen - "Let go." If you try to control your shots during a rally, you will not play well. The conscious mind isn't nearly as fast or coordinated as the subconscious mind.