Wimbledon as it was and will be again

We take a break from our normal Thameside Tennis clinic series to mark the fortnight when the 134th. Wimbledon championships should have taken place.  A certain Mr. Federer is your host as he reminds us of  what we are missing and what we will enjoy again.

 

 

 

Tennis Clinic – no.44 – tennis knee, not as famous as the elbow but just as debilitating

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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, tactics and how to deal with injuries.

After a long lay-off perhaps your chronic injuries have improved but there is always a chance that they will return to haunt you if you play too much tennis too quickly. Tennis knee is not as famous as the elbow but can do just as much damage. Our chosen video deals with problems with the Iliotibial Band (ITB) but there are many other knee conditions. This happens to be the one that afflicted your editor.

As always consult a GP if you have underlying health problems or more serious conditions.

From Tennis Fitness

Tennis Clinic – no.43 – tennis elbow, the plague of our sport

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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, tactics and how to deal with injuries.

After a long lay-off perhaps your chronic injuries have improved but there is always a chance that they will return to haunt you if you play too much tennis too quickly. None is more common than the only condition named after our sport – tennis elbow. Let the experts at Six Physio give you a few tips to both prevent and cure this problem. As always consult a GP if you have underlying health problems or more serious conditions.

 

From Six Physio

Tennis Clinic – no.42 – shoulder injuries and how to beat them

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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.

After a long lay-off there is a danger of injury if you play too much tennis too quickly. One of the the most common body areas that can develop injuries is the shoulder. This video by an orthopaedic surgeon and tennis-specialist helps you get to the root of the problem. As always consult a GP if you have underlying health problems or more serious conditions.

[The dog is optional]

 

Tennis Clinic – no.41 – the split-step – how the pros use it

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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.

Now you’ve mastered the split-step, how do you use it in a match? Ask Andy Murray and David Ferrer.

 

From Essential Tennis

Tennis in the time of Corona

As some courts have now re-opened if only for socially-distanced singles we post a quick reminder of the desperate lengths to which some tennis lovers went to keep some contact with the game during lockdown. These two Italians did not let a large chasm in the middle of their playing area bother them. Don’t try this at home!

Click on the picture to see the video

 

Tennis Clinic – no.39 – the split-step – outside this time

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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.

Now that some tennis courts have re-opened, if only for socially distanced singles play, we continue our usual series by moving outside with our latest topic: the split-step 

From Essential Tennis