Top tennis requires well developed accommodative (focusing) skills, since both the ball and the opponent are in constant, rapid motion. Fast, accurate and controlled eye movements are needed in order to be able to analyze the opponent and ball exchange in relation to the net, court etc. Essential Skills
|Focus and tracking||Hand – eye coordination|
|Timing||Peripheral vision and consciousness|
Recognition of visual problems Making too many unforced errors in high pressure situations. Problems with concentration, particularly under stress. Reacting too slow. Difficulty in estimating the distance, speed, direction or trajectory of the ball. Not hitting the center of the racket. Difficulty with the smash-timing. Poor hand-eye coordination. Great difference between forehand and backhand. Rapid fatigue and/or headaches.