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The effortless challenge / How to know if a player is ready to play tournaments

ARE YOU READY? Minimum Requirements for Playing Competitive Tennis Form Counts- No Hacking! Groundstrokes 1. Short court groundstroke rally (ball must land inside service line) / 20 shots per person 2. Baseline groundstroke rally / 15 shots per person 3. Cross court groundstroke rally (forehand & backhand) / 10 shots per person 4. Down the line [...]

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How to become a technically sound player

Ball Recognition Ball recognition is the player’s ability to judge the incoming ball in flight so that s/he is able to make appropriate decisions regarding the stroke, such as strike zone, racquet path, and follow through. The minimum recognition from a club player would be to call out the particular kind of ball they are [...]

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5 Benefits of playing tennis

Tennis has historically been called the sport for a lifetime. But is this true? According to scientists from a variety of disciplines, tennis is still one of the best sports anyone can choose to play. The Facts: 1. People who participate in tennis three hours per week (at moderately vigorous intensity) cut their risk of [...]

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How to hit and advanced forehand in tennis

1 Pivot and Shoulder Turn (chamber) The first thing that all pro players do when they hit a forehand is pivot with their outside foot and turn their shoulders sideways. This starts their racket takeback. Both hands stay on the racket during this step. 2 Take the Racket Back Completely (takeback) Once the pivot and [...]

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Advice for NEW tennis parents

Enjoy the journey with your child as time will fly fast. Remember that your child’s learning curve and the parent’s expectations is a process that’s should be reinforced with realistic goals. Always make the journey fun and memorable. Research and utilize an experienced and certified tennis professional to ensure your child develops proper technique right [...]

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Basic Agility Exercises

Every Day Two feet run - Both feet, 1 at a time, in each square One foot run – one foot x square Hop Scotch – both feet in , both out Lateral Run – right in left in, going sideways / left in then right in also sideways Crazy Climber w rotation - when [...]

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Our Academy Rules

Class Rules are as follows: No hitting balls at others or instructor No hitting balls over the fence. Stand at least three steps/racquet length distance away from any student hitting the ball. No hitting balls while waiting in line. Do not talk while instructor is talking. No offensive language or inappropriate use of words. Do [...]

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Our Conditioning Calendar

Conditioning Calendar : aprox. 1 hour a day .   Conditioning training is divided is 3 main stages:    Pre-Season  / Strengthening In-Season - Tournament  / Endurance and fat burning Off or Post-Season /  Power and General Conditioning   PRE-SEASON / Strength Training (Pre Season) November –December: 5 Levels of intensity. 3 or 4 exercises [...]

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How to play tennis into our 90s

WARM-UP (10-30 minutes)Before hitting the ball   General Warm Up – 2-3 minutes light jog around the courts Optional Foam Roll or Massage Stick-2 minutes Dynamic Stretching – 5-10 minutes. Lower body to upper body Slow movements to fast movements General exercises to tennis specific exercises Progressive increase in intensity of movements Focus on the [...]

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