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A Tennis tip, to help you improve your tennis on court.

 

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Tip of the Month

 

Footwork & movement.

 

It is important to maintain a balanced body when on court and be

Ready to move in a split second. Try not to be glued to the ground

When waiting for the next move.

 

To overcome this you should always do a split-spring as your

Opponent takes their racquet back to strike the ball, you can then

Sprint either way, successfully to meet the ball.

 

Equally in doubles, every player on the court should be moving,

In order to get into a better position, to be ready to intercept the

Ball.

 

Tennis is constant motion – sudden starts and stops, change of

Direction – fast and slow movement. You must be dynamic yet

Completely balanced.

 

Even with all the technical proficiency of your strokes, if you are

Not in the right place at the right time, your strokes will suffer.

 

Improve your footwork and improve your tennis!

 

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Drill of the month.

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(Extracted from my drillbook - (Over 250 games & Drills)

please see the diagram in the attachment.

 

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Serious Drill / Game–.  .  RABBIT.

 

Players A & C  start to volley to one another, then B moves across in front of A and takes the next volley back to C and stays that side, C volleys back to A and B crosses again – taking the volley etc. D, E & F do the same. The volleyer should pass as close to the person on their side as they can. As the volleyers improve the ball can be put further away from them at the side to which they are moving.

 

Change after a set time so that all three have a go in each position.

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FUN GAME OF THE MONTH.

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Fun Game   -    CRICKET.

 

Two equal teams, spin to see who are batters and who are fielders.  Fields place their rackets at the net and spread themselves around the whole of the court. Coach feeds one batter at a time who must hit the ball anywhere in the court. Ball out or in the net – or if caught on the fly – player is out and stands at the side. If the ball hits the ground and a fielder catches after one bounce batsmen get one run, more than one bounce and batsmen get six runs.

There is two ways to play. 1/. The batsman in stays there, scoring runs until they are out, when next batsman comes in, or after one hit they go to the back of the line and wait for their next go.

 

Change sides when all are out and other team tries to beat their score. Play two innings.

 

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See on website

 

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prices.

Visit the website for details.

Until next month,

 

John Hoskins – Coach.

 

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