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Tennis Doubles Strategy and Tips
Tennis Doubles Strategy and Tips with Coach Tom Avery
How to play tennis: How to hit a topspin forehand
Tennis Coaching for both members and Non Members
We have an experienced coach in Elaina Forland, a fully-qualified LTA coach who is CRB-checked, insured and trained in first aid. Elaina offers full range of junior and adult lessons, in groups or individual coaching.
**** NON MEMBERS WELCOME ****
NO MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED TO ATTEND THESE CLASSES
Private and group coaching for both members and non members of Harrow Town Tennis Club
Coaching for both Adults and juniors of all levels
More details under the coaching section
Please contact Elaina by email at email@example.com or by phone on 07789961142 for exact timings.
Courts Booked for doubles match On SATURDAY, 8 Feb 2014 Morning
Middlesex Tennis – Doubles League – Adults -Men’s Doubles / Round R1 / Box B3 Match
Competitive Tennis coming up at Harrow Town
- All matches start promptly at 6.30pm ! ( this may determine if you can play)
- Our first Match will be around 2nd Week in May. Last Match is usually played in July.
- For each match we will need 3 pairs with at least one standby.
- We will play 3 home matches and 3 away matches.
|Mens Doubles – North West Division 9|
|Points||Played||Matches||Sets||Sets %||Games||Games %|
|3||West End Pinner VI||78||6||78||–||66||39||–||33||54.2%||334||–||309||51.9%|
|7||Harrow Baptist II||37||5||37||–||83||18||–||41||30.5%||215||–||317||40.4%|
Annual General Meeting – 17th Nov 2013
Harrow Town Tennis SECTION
Annual General Meeting
Sunday 17th November 2013
in the Clubhouse at 2.30pm
· Apologies for absence·
Agree minutes of last AGM
· Matters arising from last minutes
· Chairman’s report
· Treasurer’s report
· Membership Secretary’s report
· Proposed Annual Subscriptions
· Election of Section Officers
Chairman. also Vice Chairman.
· Any Other Business
TECHNIQUE – TO USE AGAINST SLOW SERVES
Picture this scenario: You’re playing a match against an opponent who is solid from the baseline, however, his serve is weak and slow.
You’re trying to take advantage of his weakness but you’re making way too many errors on the return of serve.
As you may know, it’s tougher to be consistent against a slow ball as compared to someone who hits hard.
When you’re playing against a hard hitter you can get into a rhythm, there’s not a lot of thinking, you’re sticking the racquet out there.
Remember this, it takes better stroke mechanics to hit a slow ball consistently in the court.
There are 2 Key points to remember:
#1.) at the low point of your backswing the racquet should be closed (or facing down)
#2.) Swing from the shoulder with as little forearm and wrist movement as possible and your racquet is guaranteed to be vertical at contact.
After contact, the hitting arm relaxes and comes up across the body, at this point it doesn’t matter if you roll the forearm and wrist the ball is long gone.
However, if you’re trying to roll the forearm and wrist in the hitting or contact area, it’s going to be hit or miss, it will be very difficult to develop confidence in hitting away against slow serves.
Reference: Tom Avery