8 Coach’s Tips to Improve Your Tennis Game I have been around the game for 60 years. I look and I listen. The following are a few simple tips that can truly help any level of play. My tips are simple and can be applied with or without a coach. Whatever success I have had is a direct result of seeing and then saying a few simple words. Demonstrations are also very important because so many people react to vision learning a lot quicker. Tip 1: Early Preparation You cannot prepare soon enough- turn your hips and shoulders before the oncoming ball bounces on your side.