No tennis allowed! Let’s go prehistoric

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Unless you have a court in your back garden you are not playing tennis in the U.K. at the moment. So let’s delve into the archives and go back to 1972. In those days the U.S. Open was played on grass at a place called Forest Hills, the balls were white. The court lay-out was a bit strange as well.

Here are some highlights from the final, Arthur Ashe v Ilie Nastase.

 

Stuck at home? Here's three hours of glorious tennis viewing

With the suspension of all competitive tennis in the U.K. as well as the current pause in the worldwide professional tour we depart from our usual coaching tips series to bring you a link to a complete match. This was how Andy Murray won the Wimbledon Men’s Singles title in 2013.

Tennis Clinic – no.38 – doubles play – court position – dealing with lobs

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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.

You’re dominating the net, you’re looking for that winning volley. But what if your pesky opponents lob you? Here’s some help in dealing with them.
It helps to know that a split step takes your legs just over shoulder width apart with bent knees and raised heels (more to come on this next week).

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Tennis Clinic – no.37 – 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

New Sports Pavilion opens

We were fortunate to have the first use of the new Sports Pavilion at St.Paul’s School on Saturday. The excellent facilities include a kitchen and large dining area, changing rooms. showers, toilets and two terraces overlooking the tennis courts and football pitch.

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Tennis Clinic – no.36 – 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.35 – 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