The USTA Northern section Team is still in the running for a National Championship here at Indian Wells. Adam and I lost 6-7, 6-7 in a marathon match against the Caribbean, but then came back for a 6-3, 6-1 victory against the Middle States (NJ, NY). Now we face Missouri Valley Section on Saturday at 2pm. We’ve been fortunate enough to play both our matches on stadium courts.
The Indian Wells tennis garden facility is a beautiful setting. Right outside of Palm Springs surrounded by mountains. For many players here, it’s the first time they’ve been able to play tennis outside. Hopefully it won’t be long before we’ll be playing tennis outside in Fargo, now that spring is here. The nets are scheduled to be up at all the outdoor parks by April 3rd.
At Courts Plus we get spoiled with perfect conditions for tennis all the time. We don’t have to worry about the wind, or the sun, the potential of rain.
So when you do venture outside, remember to be on your toes, literally. Be ready for that ball from your opponent to slow up when you’re with the wind, and for the ball to speed up when you’re against the wind. Also when hitting with the wind, add more topspin. When hitting against the wind, go after your shots, you can afford to hit it a little harder.
For serving in the sun, you may have to adjust your toss. You can practice this indoor before the outdoor season begins. If you’re opponent is facing the sun, through up some lobs.
For other tips or if you need a tune up before playing outside, contact one of our great pros. They’ve had years of experience going from an indoor season to and outdoor one.