July 3, 2023 - Consistent Rallying Pace

One of the toughest things is convincing developing and even advanced players to slow down for consistency. Too often they want to play at a rat-a-tat superspeed, believing that the way to develop fast rallying speed is to practice using full speed before they can control it, and that consistency will eventually come.


All this does is ingrain the habit of spraying the ball everywhere with erratic, inconsistent shots. Instead, find a pace that you can rally at consistently, and practice at that pace, so you can actually develop that consistency with good technique. As you improve, you can increase the pace. The goal is good technique and timing. Once you have those two ingrained, power is easy.