Why is the Crosscourt Game So Important?

In tennis there are many strategies and ways to play the game. My personal favorite and favorite of most if not all professionals is going crosscourt with the tennis ball. Here’s why having a strong crosscourt game or at least developing one is important.

– A crosscourt shot is the highest percentage shot you can hit. By hitting crosscourt, you have a high chance of getting the ball in and an even more likely chance for your opponent to error.

– Most of the time, when hitting crosscourt, you are swinging across your body. Swinging across your body is one of the most natural and smooth ways to hit groundstrokes. You can hit inside out crosscourt shots and those can be pretty awesome and fun to hit, but simply going crosscourt can be good enough.

– Crosscourt shots allow you to recover to a closer spot behind the baseline. After every shot, you should recover to the middle of the angle of possible return, which is in the middle of where your opponent could hit the ball. When you hit a crosscourt shot, you can recover slightly off-center from behind the baseline. You want to be slightly diagonal from where you hit the ball. If you hit the ball down the line, you would have to recover a lot faster and a lot further from the middle of the baseline. Hitting crosscourt is efficient.

– By hitting crosscourt shots you can set yourself up for other shots that can help you be successful. You could go crosscourt several times and then when your opponent is cheating crosscourt you can hit hard, slice, or with top spin down the line. And if you get pulled wide on the court, you could hit a hard angle or buggywhip-like shot crosscourt. Hitting crosscourt is strategic and sets you up for success in points.

Having a good and solid crosscourt shot is very important to your game. It is a high-percentage shot, feels natural and smooth, is efficient and allows for a quick recovery, and is smart, strategic, and sets you up during points.

Why is the Crosscourt Game So Important?

Happy Father’s Day!

Father’s Day is here and to celebrate this day for the dads, here’s a poem. Enjoy! 🙂

Dads are pretty special,
They really make your day.
They help you learn to play sports,
And are your head cheerleader when you play.

Happy Father's Day!

Dads support you when you need them,
And help you with homework.
Stay cool, calm, and collected,
They bring a big smile when they come home from work.

Happy Father's Day!

So Happy Father’s Day to all you dads out there,
We all love you and want you to know we care,
Have a good and relaxing day,
Happy Father’s Day!

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This great day is a wonderful  time to get out and do something fun with your dad. For example, my sister and I usually play tennis on Father’s Day and then go where our dad wants to go for dinner.  Make memories, enjoy yourselves, and show your dads how much you care. Once again, Happy Father’s Day to all of you dads out there. And to my dad personally, I just want to say thanks for everything and I love you! 🙂

Happy Father’s Day! Happy Father’s Day! Happy wi love you daddy! You’re the best coach and role model anyone could ask for. Love you lots!

It’s a Blogiversary!

Last Monday, June 8th was the official one year anniversary of this blog, anahorvath.com! I’m really proud of all of the work I’ve put into this blog and what it has become. I’m also super excited for the years to come with this blog. I guess you could say this was a blogiversary!


It's a Blogiversary!

Over the past year, I have published 53 blogs, 54 including this one. There have been blogs about tips for tennis tournaments, setting tips for volleyball, modeling stories, top ten kids’ TV shows and rainy day foods, cupcake reviews, a tribute to JFK, poems, little videos, “Did You Know?” posts, life stories, business related essays, weekend reviews, things I was hoping for in the new year, holiday gift ideas, stuff about dogs, and all other kinds of things.

It's a Blogiversary!


I hope to keep this blog up and continue writing. I also hope that all of my readers have enjoyed this blog over the past year and look forward to it in the future. I will still post blogs every Sunday and do my best to keep it up to date.

It's a Blogiversary!

WordPress has been a wonderful website to work with and put my blog onto. It has been super smooth and whenever there were issues, the people working for WordPress were extremely helpful and solved the problems quickly and also answered questions when needed. If you are looking to start a website and a blog, I highly suggest using WordPress to run it.

It's a Blogiversary!

Thanks again to all of my readers and there are more exciting and interesting blogs to come!

Top Ten Summer Activities

Summer break is here for most people and school is out until August. Woohoo! Summer is a great time to get out and travel, spend time with family and friends, and also catch up on your beauty sleep. Here are the top ten summer activities, in my opinion:

10. Sleep. Summer is a wonderful time to catch on sleep. After long nights of studying and homework, sleeping can make you feel more relaxed and refreshed for when you do other things over the break. Just make sure you don’t sleep the summer break away!

9. Read. Most people would say, “Wait, what?! You read over the summer? That’s school related, why would you ever do that?”. I think that reading is a good way to spend time and relax in the sun or cool shade. Reading can improve your vocabulary and you’ll still know some things when you do head back to school.

8. Coming in as the 8th best thing to do during the summer, grow a garden. This is a good thing to do as a family and the end result is usually very healthy and yummy. Growing a garden is fun, a good excuse to be outside, builds responsibility, and is definitely worth it.

7. Start a blog. At the beginning of last summer, I started a blog and it ended up being one of the more enjoyable things I did since I couldn’t play sports or be super active. Writing a blog is really fun, improves your writing skills, and is a great way to make memories. I also think it’s cool to tell friends and family to check out your website, so that’s a fun bonus. You can build a blog through WordPress, GoDaddy, and other websites. Most blog sites have to paid for but there are sites that are free. Do what works best for you.

6. Hike. Hiking is a wonderful way to be out with nature, get fresh air, and get exercise. National parks, mountains, and even trails near your house work just fine.

5. Making the middle of the list, play volleyball. Whether it’s sand, grass, or indoor, spend time on the volleyball court. It’s a good way to prepare for high school season and club season. Sand and grass tournaments are super fun and really good for your indoor game. If you can’t get into any camps or clinics, grab a ball and at least go hit on the wall or with your friends.

4. Swim. Need a fun way to keep cool? Swimming is the way to do that. In Colorado we have places like The Bay, local recreation centers, and Water World. Water World is probably my favorite. It has so many fun rides and an awesome wave pool. I highly recommend it.

3. Travel. Whether it’s around the state, out of state, or out of the country, get out of your house and travel! This is a fun way to make memories, get good pictures, and learn something about a new area.

2. At number two, play tennis. Tennis is an outdoor sport that anyone can play. Depending on your skill level you can just hit around with friends, join a club, play in tournaments, and enjoy the sport. Tennis is another good excuse to be outside in the wonderful warm weather. Just make sure you pack your sunscreen and water. The courts can get pretty hot!

1. And the number one summer activity is, spend time with family and friends! This seems to make top ten lists quite a bit, and it should! Family and friends and super important and deserve your time, care, and attention. Spend a lot of time together doing whatever and make memories.

Be outside, have fun, and to those who are still in school, good luck with the final days and to those who are starting summer break, enjoy!

Top Ten Summer Activities