September Squad Term

With the summer holidays now over it’s back to school and the return of the Totally Tennis Junior Squads which form part of the club’s junior programme coached by our team of LTA licensed coaches. Totally Tennis juniors squads are run throughout the year designed for children aged from four years upwards that start with mini tennis nets and sponge balls and work up to full sized courts and yellow balls. Every child is given an appropriate squad to join, usually guided by age.

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Mini Development Squads (Under 10’s) include Pirates (4-6 years), Indians (6-8 years), Dodgers (8-9 years) and Giants (9-10 years). Development Squads (Over 10’s) include A, B and C squads are for older players aged eleven and over. Performance Squads include the invitational mini performance squads of Red, Orange and Green for talented players and Yellow squads are for older players in the U12 to U18 categories.

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The 2018 autumn term started on 4th September and will run for sixteen weeks until Friday 20th December 2019 (sessions run throughout half term). There are Open Weeks held during the last week of term in March, July & December where parents are invited to watch their children’s progress during an on court session. Sessions take place at the indoor centre in the War Memorial Park as well as some sessions at Hampshire Court.

For more information about the squad programme and session fees telephone 01256 358816 or visit the website www.totallytennis.co.uk/squads 

 

 

 

 

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TENNIS TIPS | TIP 39: HITTING A SHORT ANGLED VOLLEY IN DOUBLES

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

Tip 39: Hitting A Short Angled Volley in Doubles

When approaching into the net in doubles try using a short angled volley cross court when you have pushed your opponent back. Try to take the pace of the ball by using a bit of backspin.

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Wrong: Strings are facing down the line
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Correct: Racket angle is facing cross court.
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TENNIS TIPS | TIP 38: Hitting An Inside Forehand

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Tip 38: Hitting An Inside Forehand

Hit an inside in forehand when you have pushed your opponent out of court and you have an easier more central ball to hit into the space.

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Wrong: Racket strings are pointing cross court
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Correct: Strings are pointing down the line into the space
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Tennis Tips | Tip 37: Serving Down The T

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Tip 37: Serving Down The T

Serve down the T on the deuce side to reduce your opponents angles on the return.

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Wrong: Aiming across court

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Correct: Aiming for the T

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

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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

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

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

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

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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