Tennis has evolved gigantic steps, has stopped being a select sport for fans or played in backyard private courts and has turned into an incredibly competitive game, but its essential characteristics have remained invariable: the pleasure of playing and of winning.
The principal ingredient must be ‘will’. The will to win, to learn, to practice, to train, to return to play after a defeat, to fight, to have a real winner's instinct and finally the desire to demonstrate that one is the best.
Secondly, a real love for the game. Young players have many distractions, other sports and activities that lead to them losing interest. But the real tennis players always want to play.
Tennis is one of the most complete sports. To play well, you need agility, balance, resistance, speed and force. The physical training will form a part of a strategic long-term plan to improve the performance on the court. In a good player, a physical condition is fundamental in tennis.
If you have talent or good technique, your tactic and strategies could be better. Technique will be one of the first aims to work on.
Mental preparation is very important. Probably one of the most important aspects of a match is the psychological factor since concentration is the easiest skill to lose in a moment of great tension. All players lose their patience in some situations. It is very important that the player enjoys the competition and the challenge to not get stressed.