How To Defeat Better Tennis Players by Carlos Campos
What a hoot this book is. I’m not sure if you can stll find it, but I got my copy off ebay.
It’s kind of a homemade looking book, but what gems inside!
Carlos calls himself, “The Hacker, Pusher & Dinker from Hell!”
He has gems of wisdom throughout the book like:
- You want your opponents to know that you will fight like a pissed off Pit Bull for every point.
- Beware of tennis players disguised as “social tennis players” as a ploy to gain a psychological edge over you.
- When a tennis player gets surprised, frustrated or annoyed, they tend to make a lot of unforced errors.
- It’s difficult for players to hit their best shots while on the run. Therefore, in general, hit to the open court.
- When starting a match feel out your opponent to see what you can get away with. Start with soft short shots which are high percentage safe shots until your opponent forces you to hit harder, deeper, riskier shots. I.e., why hit a high risk shot if your opponent is letting you get away with soft, short, safe shots?
- You will not lose very often if you make your opponent beat you with winners because most players make more unforced errors than they hit winners.
- Watch out for players who miss every shot during the warm up. They do this intentionally to deny you the chance to warm up. You should be warmed up before the warm up.
He’s got quotes sprinkled throughout the book. Some famous and some his. One of my favorites is:
“It’s not whether you win or lose that counts. It’s whether I win that counts”
See if you can get hold of a copy of this great book on ebay.