Tennis Tips from the World’s Best Tennis Players

Girl bouncing a tennis ball on her racquet

“Watch the ball.”

“Move your feet.”

“Never give up.”

Whether it comes from a parent, coach or peer, there is always plenty of advice given at the start of a child’s tennis journey. In fact, this never stops. Even the world’s best tennis players still travel with coaches to provide them with insights and inspiration to improve their games.

But when you’re trying to learn how to play and just want to have fun with friends, too much advice can get overwhelming. ANZ Tennis Hot Shots coaches understand this, so structure lessons with a focus on both fun and learning. The aim is that each child has so much fun they do not even realise they are also learning!

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This is where the world’s best players play an important part in your child’s tennis development. They provide inspiration through their on-court style, technique and personalities – and due to their hero status, any advice they share might resonate more highly with your child.

So what advice would some of the world’s best players give their young tennis-playing fans? We asked them…

Marin Cilic, US Open 2014 champion: “Try to work every day as much as you can to be better.”

Caroline Wozniacki, Australian Open 2018 champion: “Just enjoy what you do and keep smiling.”

Andrey Rublev, rising Russian player: “Try to do everything you can at a young age. If you do that, you will not look back and be upset that you were not working hard enough.”

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Jelena Ostapenko, French Open 2017 champion: “All advice helps if you listen and try to use them”.

Richard Gasquet, three-time Grand Slam semifinalist: “To fight for every ball.”

Ana Ivanovic, former world No.1 and French Open 2008 champion: “Practice hard so the matches are easy.”

Find out more about the ANZ Tennis Hot Shots program or find your closest venue. It is the perfect way to let your kids’ love of tennis grow!