November in Pictures

IMG_1529Adult Matchplay

123833a4-6657-47b6-a448-a356eb661fc3Julia Miksztal (pictured left) was runner-up in the 8 & under mixed indoor matchplay event at David Lloyd Northwood

IMG_1530Coach Jamie celebrated his birthday

IMG_1532Pirates Squad

1cabdf0e-1ee5-4f65-9a1e-49b1f459cfedMini performance player Hayden Cummings picked up the runners-up medal in the 10 and under Boys singles event at the Bradfield East Winter County Tour 

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Mini performance player Harry Dolman was runner-up in the Team Bath Mini Red & Orange tournament held at Bath University

92ca2cb2-ccef-4bea-88eb-cf3d6210f8a1We waved goodbye to coach Jordan Frederick this monthIMG_1531

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Runner-up medal for Nikesh Bomma at the South West Winter County Tour run by Liam Hignett at Totally Tennis 

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

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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

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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

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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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