Tennis Doubles Strategy and Tips with Coach Tom Avery
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.
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Private and group coaching for both members and non members of Harrow Town Tennis Club
Coaching for both Adults and juniors of all levels
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Please contact Elaina by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 07789961142 for exact timings.
Middlesex Tennis – Doubles League – Adults -Men’s Doubles / Round R1 / Box B3 Match
- 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%|
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
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
Well Unfortunately the 2 harrow town teams have been clubbed into the same Group…
The date is set…. for the Clash Of Titans 🙂
Please visit the club to see the action unfold @ Harrow Town Tennis Club
Matches involving Vagabonds are scheduled for Thursdays, all others for Fridays. Captains can move matches by mutual consent or due to weather problems if following Thursday or Friday free, but please email Ken to ensure courts are free. Note clubhouse is only normally open on the Fridays.
Abandoned matches – either agree a score or contact me for a replay date
Access to Courts and Floodlights – I’ll make sure sorted for each match.
ARRIVE at 6.45 for START at 7. Latecomers lose Set. Lights switch off automatically @ 9.30
First named (“Home” Team) on the Fixture List to provide match balls
TEAMS: 2 pairs per team ie 4 players per team. PLAY: – 8 sets (2 against each opposing pair)
SETS:- SUDDEN DEATH DEUCES (Returners Choice who receives)
IF SET ENDS 6 ALL – POINTS ARE SHARED 1 point each side. No Tie Breaks.
2 POINTS scored per SET so all Matches Scored out of 16 points
Following should ensure All SETS played and not too much hanging around for whoever finishes first!