Every week, Tennis Analytics dives deep into the data, bringing you a stat of the week to help you understand tennis better and become a little smarter.
Stat of the Week: 70%
Even match losers fare well at the net! Obviously, the match winners do better.
On average, at the 2021 Orange Bowl (G16-18) and Jr. Orange Bowl (G12-14), players won 60% of their net appearances.
As players age up and they become more proficient at the net (technique, size, strength, speed). Their return on investment increases.
The G18’s match winners won 70% of net points.
Point of the Week
As the great Vic Braden once said, in tennis “the party is at the net.”
The single most common flaw that inhibits a player from joining the party is the choice of grip. Players with extreme western grips and even semi-western grips battle to adjust to low and short balls. So they stand back and miss out on the freebies.
Read Steve Smith’s Facebook post below.
Photo of the Week
Feliciano Lopez just won the doubles title in Acapulco. Here is a look at his serve.