Conditioning prepares you to play your best. Without it, you're unable to give your best during a point and recover fully before the next one. High performance players of all ages focus on flexibility, strength, endurance, and speed in their training to play better on court.
Competition is one of the best ways of testing your technical skills and mental strength. Compete to see how good you can be, and your win-loss record will take care of itself. Embrace competition instead of dreading it, and you'll learn a vital lesson that will help you as much off the court as on the court.
Tennis is a worldwide community that offers a rich variety of opportunities for travel, adventure, connection, and career advancement for everyone who wants it. For every player you see on TV, there are at least 100 people behind the scenes, from coaches to commentators.