Tips from our Pro Staff

Doubles Talk

My partner makes a lot of volley errors causing us to lose service games? Did you know that if you serve wide there is a higher probability that the return will be wide, mid court and back to the server. If as the server you would prefer to have the return hit back to you […]

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Kids tennis needs kids courts!

In 2012, the International Tennis Federation changed the “Official Rules of Tennis” to include specific rules for 10 and under competition. This was a change heard around the world facilitating the addition of blended lines to tennis courts. Many national sports bodies responsible for tennis such as the USTA and Tennis Canada provided grants to […]

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Tennis positively affects your health

TENNIS AND HEALTH People who participate in tennis three hours per week (at moderately vigorous intensity) cut their risk of death in half from any cause. (Dr. Ralph Paffenbarger, Harvard University School of Public Health) Exercise such as playing singles tennis briskly for 30 minutes or longer, 3 to 4 times a week, can help […]

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Why Self Rating is Hard

Why is it so tough for players to rate themselves according to the NTRP rating system? I would argue that recreational players find it hard to rate themselves due to the following: skill level varies day by day variability between various stroke ( 4.0 serve, 4.5 forehand, 3.0 overhead, etc) lack ability to vary tactics […]

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Dynamic Warmup Exercises

The dynamic warm-up is a critical part of preparing the body to play tennis – whether it is practice or a competition. Learn dynamic warm-up exercises you can use to enhance your tennis play. Here are a set of dynamic exercises courtesy of the USTA website.

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Tips for Winning Doubles Play

Tips for Winning Doubles Look for attacking opportunities – be patient. Identify opponent weaknesses – don’t play to their strengths Communicate with your partner between every point Develop a deep lob to defend with Rely on 1st service placement rather than power Protect the middle and force opponents to hit lower percentage shots wide Develop […]

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