Do you go looking with questions? Or do you seek answers? Whoa, Coach, those two things seem to be the same thing.
Nope–not really. If you have questions, you have thought the game through and have a question about some aspect of the game.
If you come seeking answers, the Coach or teaching pro is providing answers and the questions.
Years ago I had the privilege of coaching the North American Squash champion. She was rapidly working her way up the ranks of players and she was a joy to work with.
Every session started the same way. She would open her notebook and begin asking:
1. What is your favorite second serve? Why?
2. How should I attack such and such a player? Why?
3. Do you have a good sequence of serves to use? Maybe five or six in a row? Explain why please.
And on it went–
1. It depends upon the opponent and one serve is almost never the answer at pro level.
2. It depends–each player has weaknesses; no one answer but strategizing per opponent is mandatory.
3. Drive serve bh side, Drive serve backhand side, Z serve backhand side, Drive serve forehand side, drive serve forehand side. and lob serve backhand side.
Write them down on your wristband and let me know how your next practice match goes!