Tennis Clinic – no.25 – 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

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Tennis Clinic – no.24 – 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.23 – 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

Tennis Clinic – no.21 – 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

Open day at Gunnersbury Park this Saturday, 12:00

As the club is investigating a possible move to Gunnersbury Park we would like to give members the chance to play on the courts there and experience the environment. Please turn up from 12 midday this Saturday, the nearest tube station is Acton Town and buses E3 (Pope’s Lane) and 65 (South Ealing Road) will also get you there.
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There are 8 brand new, floodlit courts, a larger hut with toilets and mains water as well as a peaceful, green environment with an excellent new café, boating lake, stately home etc. A new ‘sports hub’ is under construction which will include a multi-use sports hall, fitness suite and changing facilities.

The weather forecast is fine and warm so we hope you can make it.

Tennis Clinic – no.20 – 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

Tennis Clinic – no.19 – now we can serve, how about returning?

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.

If you followed our tips you know how to serve but maybe your opponent does as well. How do you get theirs back?

From intosport

Tennis Clinic – no.18 – second serve shivers? Change your mindset.

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.

Your cannonball first serve didn’t go in, see how to stay calm and hit a consistent second.

From Feel Tennis

Tennis Clinic – no.17 – serves and pancakes – the toss is crucial

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.

Put the ball in the right place and your serve is on its way – so practice your toss.

from Essential Tennis