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

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The Great Pagoda at Kew is open every day from 5th April to 29th September, then weekends and half term until 27th October 2019.

 

Tennis Clinic – no.16 – Practice your pronation!

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.

As we saw last week pronation is a snap of the wrist or twisting the forearm as you hit the ball. This is how to hit faster serves so why not practise it.

From Feel Tennis

Prudential Ride London 2019 – road closures on Sunday

Tomorrow,  Sunday 4th. August the above cycling event will affect access to Thameside Tennis. Please see map of affected roads and times of road closures below. Members who usually travel by car may find it easier to park in Barnes and walk over the bridge or use public transport.

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Further information, including details for central, west and east London and Surrey, is available to download at

https://www.prudentialridelondon.co.uk/info-hub/road-closures/

Tennis Clinic – no.15 – Don’t serve like a waiter – pronate!

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.

More on the serve, first some definitions:
Waiter’s serve: very open racquet face in the backswing which resembles a waiter             carrying a tray
Pronation: snap of the wrist – i.e. twisting the forearm as you hit the ball.

From Feel Tennis

Tennis Clinic – no.14 – How To Aggressively Return Weak Serves

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.

Ever played an opponent with a weak second serve and wanted to hit a winner off it? Don’t do it! Do this instead.

From Feel Tennis

Open Day – Saturday July 20th.

COME TO OUR OPEN DAY between 11 and 4 and:OpenDayJuly20flyerfrontNR

  • Find out more about the club.
  • Join-in a free group coaching session.
  • See the facilities available.
  • Talk to us about why we play here.
  • Just come along in your kit and bring a racquet.
  • No joining fee if you sign up on the day

Our friendly club has excellent grass, astroturf and acrylic courts, welcomes all standards and ages, and is open to people from the local community as well as the public sector.

Our ground has a car park, is close to the 190 and E3 bus stops, and is only a short walk (over the footbridge) from Barnes Bridge train station at Kings House Sports Ground Dukes Meadow Riverside Drive W4 2SH

If you would like more information email  thamesidetennis.membership@gmail.com, visit www.thamesidetennis.co.uk or phone Annette Mathers on 07967 376083