Brownie Pack Visit Totally Tennis

Totally Tennis has always been involved with supporting the local community as part of its ongoing Community Tennis Programme so were pleased to  host the 2nd Silchester Brownie pack at the indoor centre recently.

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Thirty-six girls visited the club after picking tennis as their new sport to try this term. The girls and their leaders enjoyed a fun on-court session with Head Coach James and assistant Loic learning the basics of tennis and playing tennis games.

McIntosh said, “The session was organised for the girls to experience a different sport. It went really well and the girls were all very enthusiastic. It was good to give the opportunity to those who had never played tennis before.”

It seems everyone had a great time and enjoyed the acidity with the girls declaring it fun and wanting to play again. Pack Leader Kirstie Jones said, ‘They had such a great time, the foam balls made it accessible to all in a very safe environment.”

If you are involved with a community group and want to book a tennis session or enquiry about our coaches visiting you as a junior activity or an adult team building session please telephone Totally Tennis on 01256 358815

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Tennis Tips | Tip 36: Hitting With More Height Behind The Baseline

Follow the weekly tennis tips by Totally Tennis Head Coach James McIntosh designed to improve your game.

Tip 36: Hitting With More Height Behind The Baseline

To get more height over the net make sure your racket is below the ball so you can hit up the back of it. This will help you to hit with more height when pushed behind the baseline and under pressure giving you more time to recover.

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Wrong: Racket too high

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Correct: Racket is below the ball so you can hit up the back of it.

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TENNIS TIPS | TIP 35: Keep Your Eye On The Ball

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Tip 35: Keep your eye on the ball

Keep your eye on the ball and and your head still when hitting the ball as this will help you to hit cleaner with a good contact point.

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Wrong: Head has moved even before hitting

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Correct: Head stayed still

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TENNIS TIPS | TIP 34: BE IN A GOOD READY POSITION

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Tip 34: Be In A Good Ready Position

Make sure you are ready with your racket up and in front of you. This will help your set up when preparing for your forehand.

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Wrong:  Racket down and not prepared

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Correct: Good ready position with racket in front

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TENNIS TIPS | TIP 33: Stepping In With The Left Foot On A Forehand Volley

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Tip 33: Stepping In With The Left Foot On A Forehand Volley

Make sure you step in with your left foot on your forehand volley. This will help you move forwards and make sure you get your contact point out in front of your body.

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TENNIS TIPS | TIP 32: Recovering After Hitting A Forehand Down The Line

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Tip 32: Recovering After Hitting A Forehand Down The Line

After you have hit a forehand down the line recover to the other side of the centre. You will then be covering the space on the court and be in the best place for your opponents return.

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Wrong: Recovered to the same side of the centre line

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Correct: Recovered further to the other side of the court

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TENNIS TIPS | TIP 31: Setting Up Your Racket For A Two-Handed Backhand

Follow the weekly tennis tips by Totally Tennis Head Coach James McIntosh designed to improve your game.

Tip 31: Setting Up Your Racket For A Two-Handed Backhand

Turn your shoulders sideways and push the racket away from the body. This will help you create space away from the ball giving you a better contact point and will allow you to hit through the ball more.

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Wrong: Racket too near the body and wrong stance

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Correct: Shoulders turned sideways and racket pushed away from the body

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