They say that a picture is worth a thousand words. Well, I think that a video is worth a million words. Instead of writing an article this time about footwork, I thought that I would show you a very short demonstration of some essential footwork that you might be missing.
Everyone wants to pull off the biggest upset of the tournament – that is everyone’s aspiration when entering a tournament. In this article, I’m going to outline some of the major keys that can turn your dream into a reality.
In this article, I’m going to briefly describe the tactics that you should use to beat a pick-hitter. A pick hitter is usually a rather defensive player who suddenly attacks as a surprise. In order to best understand your opponent, you need to start off by analyzing him in detail by asking yourself the following questions in regards to your opponent. You should ask yourself these questions when you are studying your opponent prior to the match or during the first few points of your match.
I estimate that over 50% of upsets could have been avoided!
Let me explain...
As soon as the upset happens, there is usually a whirlwind of excusing flying all across the gym. Some of them are non-sense. Some of them are legit.
I have often heard excuses like…
“I didn’t warm-up before the match.”
“I thought he was easy; I won 3-0 last time we played.”
“I was just so hungry, that I couldn’t concentrate.”
“I started off the first game just trying out some new fancy shots.”