This is a great example of the intensity required to be a top player, compare a video of yourself to this and see if you work this hard to make position
Watch the video where I discuss tennis drills for 3 and 4 year olds who are being introduced to the game.
Standard needed to graduate from Red Ball to Orange Ball 1. Be able to rally with a modified swing 2. Be able to make a stable hitting position most of the time 3. To get serve in with a basic one action serve The video below is an excellent example of the standard required: Standard… [Read More]
This is a short video of one of our Tennis Whizz classes that we have started in Term 1 2015, the classes are for 3 & 4 yr olds, for more info go to our Tennis Whizz page which is under the Tennis Coaching Tab at the top of the home page.
As tennis players we all remember that day, when we could do no wrong, all we had to do was think of the outcome we wanted and it just happened, common terms for it are have a purple patch or running hot. Yes these are great days to remember, but they aren’t how you should… [Read More]
Video analysis of Novak Djokovic’s return of serve by Peter Clark
Knowing how to improve a skill is often difficult and confusing, particularly in tennis. There is a wealth of information from coaches, in books or online about how player’s should optimise their performance, which can be confusing. Player’s are often given conflicting tips about how to get better, and sometimes find themselves at a standstill…. [Read More]
Benefits of backboard practice: As mentioned in previous articles, using a backboard for practicing alone can be a great way to improve your tennis. Backboard practice is cheap and practical- all you need is a vertical flat surface and a tennis ball. By using a backboard, you can practice hitting high amounts of balls, improve… [Read More]
I think anyone who has played tennis, knows the frustration a playing against a moonballer. A moonballer is someone who just lops every shot high into the air pinning their opponent against the back fence. This is a very effective tactic in junior tennis as it takes a lot of skill to beat a player… [Read More]
This question I feel is always a hard one for a tennis coach, because if you teach a young player how to win by using variation, they will quickly realise that when they try to hit correct technique and drive the ball they make unforced errors, while they learn to master their technique ,but they… [Read More]