- ETI 042 Measure Twice Cut Once
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The carpenter measures twice to cut once, to make sure the cut is accurate, for if too much is cut off that mistake cannot be undone.
In tennis consider measuring as preparing first to the side for the incoming ball, but then to measure precisely the height of the backswing such that the racquet is not dramatically above or below the ball.
Far too often players prepare without measuring the second time to find the height of the ball as it approaches the contact zone. Perhaps that means carpenters make good players – or is it the opposite?