Tennis Clinic – no.32 – doubles play – court position – use your movement to dominate the net

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Thameside Tennis blog’s new series continues to try to help you to improve your weekend’s tennis. We will provide links to good videos and tips on strokes, footwork, warm-ups, practice and tactics.

Moving with your partner and anticipating where your opponents will be moving? Now it’s time to cash in by dominating the net and hitting that winning volley.

From Essential Tennis

Fast-Four tournament is big success

On Saturday one of the traditional competitions at Thameside Tennis was re-invigorated. The Tony Hacking Cup was contested for the first time since 2015. Using a Fast-Four format to provide exciting and competitive tennis the draw was completed in less than three hours with Phil G. and Laya running out winners against Liz and Nigel in the final. After the presentation of the rose-bowl style cup refreshments were taken in our new pavilion.

 

Tennis Clinic – no.31 – doubles play – court position – you tried the triangle, how about the figure of 8

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Thameside Tennis blog’s new series continues to try to help you to improve your weekend’s tennis. We will provide links to good videos and tips on strokes, footwork, warm-ups, practice and tactics.

We gave you an individual tip on doubles court position involving a triangle but how about moving with your partner and where will your opponents be moving? Try the figure of 8.

From Essential Tennis

Tennis Clinic – no.30 – doubles play – when you poach, where do you hit the ball?

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Thameside Tennis blog’s new series continues to try to help you to improve your weekend’s tennis. We will provide links to good videos and tips on strokes, footwork, warm-ups, practice and tactics.

If you watched our last video you now know how to get into position to poach. But when you intercept where should you put the ball? Try another video.

From Essential Tennis

Tennis Clinic – no.29 – doubles play – cover your line and poach – try the triangle

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Thameside Tennis blog’s new series continues to try to help you to improve your weekend’s tennis. We will provide links to good videos and tips on strokes, footwork, warm-ups, practice and tactics.

In doubles – the most popular form of the game at club level – you’ll often be told to ‘cover your line’ but you also need to ‘poach’ that is  volley away weak shots aimed at your partner down the middle of the court. How do you do both? Try the triangle.

From Essential Tennis

AUTUMN TENNIS MONTHLY OFFER

This Autumn you may play on our excellent all-weather carpet courts in the pleasant and peaceful surroundings of St.Paul’s school in Barnes. For £15 they are available to you every Saturday and Sunday for one month.

If you are a Civil Service Sports Council member or a teacher, parent or ex-pupil of the school this offer is even better: it’s free!

[Please note this membership is not available to anyone who took part in any of our ‘Month of’ promotions in the Spring or our ‘Last of’ offers in September]

If you want to join in with our popular group coaching session, the cost is £5 for 3 hours.
All levels welcome including beginners and rusty returners.
We will send you a Google invitation for you to declare that you are COVID-free before each day’s play
Sign up now at https://clubspark.lta.org.uk/ThamesideTennis/Membership/Join or email your interest to thamesidetennis.membership@gmail.com

Tennis Clinic – no.28 – doubles play – get to the net even when you’re returning

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Thameside Tennis blog’s new series continues to try to help you to improve your weekend’s tennis. We will provide links to good videos and tips on strokes, footwork, warm-ups, practice and tactics.

In doubles – the most popular form of the game at club level – it’s a good idea to get to the net, we show you how to do this even when the other team is serving.

From Essential Tennis

Tennis Clinic – no.27 – doubles play – the basic guide

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Thameside Tennis blog’s new series continues to try to help you to improve your weekend’s tennis. We will provide links to good videos and tips on strokes, footwork, warm-ups, practice and tactics.

Doubles – the most popular form of the game at club level. We continue with a basic guide.

From IntoSport.com

LAST OF THE SUMMER TENNIS IS BACK!


For one month only you may play at our club for £15, just sign up by clicking here  and our excellent all-weather carpet courts in the pleasant and peaceful surroundings of St.Paul’s school in Barnes are available to you every Saturday and Sunday in September. 
If you are a Civil Service Sports Council member or a teacher, parent or ex-pupil of the school this offer is even better: it’s free! 


[Please note this membership is not available to anyone who signed up last year or who took part in any of our ‘Month of’ promotions in the Spring]

Tennis Clinic – no.26 – doubles play – don’t smash the pane when you volley

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Thameside Tennis blog’s new series continues to try to help you to improve your weekend’s tennis. We will provide links to good videos and tips on strokes, footwork, warm-ups and practice.

For the first time we venture into the kind of tennis that most club players take part in – doubles.
First up, the double glazing theory of volleying