An extremely frustrating error is when you have your opponent pulled way off the court and you muff the easy putaway.
A good drill to make sure this doesn’t happen to you is to enlist your kids or some neighborhood kids and give them a pizza for helping you. You will either drop the ball and hit it or use a ball machine.
Here’s how it works:
You have one kid at a time run toward the net yelling and screaming trying to distract you as you hit to the open court (don’t hit right toward the kids so you don’t accidentally hurt them). It’s ok to hit right at them if they are experienced tennis players and have a racket to defend themselves.
Your job is to keep your head down and totally concentrate on the ball no matter what they scream or no matter how much they try to distract you. You can lob them or pass them or hit to the open court, but your only goal is to concentrate on the ball and hit it over the net.