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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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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