The little things can win or lose a game. UCLA basketball coach John Wooden used to start every season by teaching his players how to tie their shoes. Actually, he had them learn to put on their socks properly first. All this because it avoided blisters and made game play much more comfortable. It's the little things that can make a large difference in your game. The grip of your paddle – is it too large or small? Is your paddle too short or too long? Too heavy? Not responsive enough? Take time to analyze the details and try new things to make your game better.
Gale Leach lives in Arizona with her husband, two dogs, and one cat. When not chasing fur balls, she's working on a new series of novels for young adults.