Learning technique in tennis is the first thing that you do playing socially or at your club. However, if you want to progress to the next level then tactics need to be absorbed and this is normally done at a professional level with your tennis coach. There are many myths regarding tennis strategy and if […]
It is a well known fact that watching good and professional players can really help your game. Studying top players technique and temperament can add many factors to your game and give you top pointers how to improve. In this blog we focus on Angelique Kerber, who reached the top ten for the first time […]
Watching the pro’s there always looks like there is a world of difference to local club or recreational tennis. There are many differences: the power of the shots, the speed of the ball, the agility of the players, the tactics, the type of shots played and the mentality being used.
There are many factors that are involved in contributing your improvement as a tennis player. Many of these you can address with your tennis coach. Efficient tennis technique is the cornerstone of every great player, without technique you can be as fit and mentally prepared as you possibly can, but you will not succeed. If […]
Possibly one of the biggest myths in tennis is that tennis is 90% mental. This may possibly be the case from the professional player, but as for the average social player nothing could be further from the truth.
Repitition, repitition, repitition…. That is what many tennis coaches will drill into their students from day one. And there are valid reasons for this, just like primary school where your teacher makes you sing multiple arithmetic songs over and over again. Your brain needs constant repetitions to remember to retain the information, in some easy […]
Because of the varied amounts of shots in tennis and the different techniques needed to perform them it is advisable that you practice individual shots with your coach. However there are some drills that you can practice yourself, with a partner or even with your coach, and groundstroke drills are fundamental to your overall tennis […]
For those players who have had the good fortune of playing tennis on different surfaces, then you will surely know that grass, clay and hard court surfaces all have different characteristics that differentiate one from another. Not just in bounce and speed of the ball, but also how you need to adapt physically to play […]
Watching the masters perform an overhead smash is one of the greatest sights in tennis, it is one of the hardest shots to master but once you have then it is a devastating part of your attack. Done correctly it is neigh impossible to return. To perform a smash timing is crucial and for a […]
Whether you are preparing before a game or taking a regular training session, it is of vital importance that you perform an effective warm up before you play or train. An effective tennis warm up increases the heart rate and blood through the body, it will also help help the muscles and joints for exercise […]