Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Interesting Brad Gilbert Link

Here is a link to an interesting interview with Brad Gilbert done at some point early in his work with Andre and around the time of the release of his first book Winning Ugly. Some in the Tennis community aren't keen on Brad but if I had to pick one person to listen to on TV to comment on matches or provide insight it would be him. He really understands tennis from a strategic standpoint. He's not going to tell you how to hit a forehand properly, you can figure that out yourself, what he will do is give you insights on how to think on your feet and how to implement a game plan that will work for your style of game. Having a strategic game plan to use when you play matches makes tennis a lot more fun and enjoyable because you have something to focus on and try to implement instead of just "hitting shots" and getting frustrated if you're not playing like Roger Federer that day. Anyway here is a link to the BG interview

I also highly recommend you pick up a copy of his book winning ugly which is a must have for any club player, I keep it in my racquet bag just to jog my memory and get into the right frame of mind before a match


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