Bookings open for New Year Adult & Junior coaching

Our super-coach Dani Tomás Serrano has announced his programme for coaching starting in the New Year. There will be provision for adults of all abilities and juniors of all ages. Thameside Tennis members receive a substantial discount on the price. Please click on the following to book courses:

Junior

Adult

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Tennis Clinic – no.27 – footwork and movement

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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.

The ready-position, the split-step, big strides, small adjustments: footwork is so important in tennis and you don’t need a ball to practice!

From IntoSport

Social doubles tournament on Sunday December 16th.

Our super-coach Dani is organising the above tournament at the club.
The tournament will last approximately 4 hours from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and be followed by food and drinks. The format of play will depend on how many participants we get but we will make sure all players will have at least 2 full matches.
Two acrylic courts will be used and the price for members is £15.DaniTournDec18
To sign up please click on the link below:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/social-tennis-tournament-run-by-scala-play-watch-tennis-tickets-53078071942?aff=eivtefrnd

 

 

Tennis Clinic – no.26 – the long follow-through

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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.

Not just for show – following through on your ground shots will improve your accuracy and control.

From Feel Tennis Instruction

Tennis Clinic – no.25 – relax and hit the ball hard

tennis-cliniclightredlineThameside 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.

Relaxation and firmness might not seem to go together but if you can combine the two you will improve both the power and accuracy of your shots

From Feel Tennis Instruction

Tennis Clinic – no.24 – how to handle the high ball

tennis-cliniclightredlineThameside 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.

This week: the coaching book says to play the ball when it’s between your knee and waist but what if your opponent gives you a high-bouncing ball at the baseline?

From Feel Tennis Instruction

New tradition takes hold as second box league prizes awarded

On Saturday the long running round-robin singles competition, known at Thameside as the ‘box league’, awarded a prize for the second season running. Andrew Whitfield was the lucky winner of two natty wrist bands embossed with the logo of the prestigious Gerry Weber Open, a tournament held in Germany. Andrew finished the Summer at the top of the top box. The box league will continue though the Winter.

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Andrew (right) receives the wrist bands from Box League organiser Nigel Rees

 

Tennis Clinic – no.22 – finish off that easy ball

tennis-cliniclightredlinesmallThameside 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.

Our last coaching tip advised you on how to get the better of a pusher. Now you’ve got them to serve you up some easy balls, finish them off!

From Feel Tennis Instruction

Tennis Clinic – no.21 – how to beat a pusher

tennis-cliniclightredlinesmallThameside 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.

Pusher – generally used in tennis as a derogatory term for players who refuse to generate any pace on the ball or make any attempt at a winner. They don’t beat you – you beat yourself when you play a pusher.

So try these tips to get the better of them:

From Howcast