Tennis

Rules Of Tennis

The standardisation of the rules of tennis is the responsibility of the ITF. Broadly speaking it is a very simple game to get to grips with. Here is a very basic beginners guide to the rules to help you get started: The Basics Tennis is played either 1v1 (singles) or 2v2 (doubles). The teams will be …

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Tennis Fun & Practice Games

Here we have a number of practice games or drills which can be played on a Tennis court as part of a coaching or training session. Doubles – Move Up The aim is to improve doubles play, groundstrokes, net shots, and communication. How: Team 1 starts on one baseline and team 2 starts on the …

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Tennis Weight Training Plan

This is a seven-week weight training programme suitable for racket sport players in general. Players should aim to train twice a week with at least two days rest period in-between. Dynamic Warm-up drills Shoulder health and hip health drills performed at front of workout Train twice a week with at least 2 days rest between, …

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Tennis Rules & History

Here we explain the rules of the game and equipment as well as a look at the history of Tennis. The Tennis Court The length of an entire tennis court is 78 ft. Luckily it is separated by a net through the middle, so you only have to cover your half! The width of a …

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Tennis Grips & Stances

The basics of how to stand on court and how to hold the racket, especially when preparing to receive the ball are explained here. Grips Since the 1970’s at least 3 new grips have been introduced and changed the game of tennis. In the 70s and 80s, the eastern and continental grips were the most …

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Tennis Doubles Strategies

Different formations can be used when playing doubles. Players must use the formation that best suits themselves but if it isn’t working then changing the formation can help cover weaknesses. The standard formation is where the player that is serving starts next to the center mark in the deuce court just behind the baseline. Tennis …

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Tennis Lobs & Overhead Shots

The lob is used to put the ball over an opponents head. Learn how to put topspin on to make the shot more efficient. Overhead shots include the smash. Overhead Smash The overhead smash is used when an opponent attempts a lob and either executes it poorly or allows the player to read and adjust …

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Tennis Attacking Shots

Attacking shots or offensive shots take the game to the opponent and put them under pressure or win points. Here we explain various options available including drop shots, line shots, and cross-court techniques. Inside Out Forehand The player runs around their backhand to take on their mid-court ball and hits an aggressive forehand shot. How: …

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Tennis Volleys

A volley is played when the ball is struck before it bounces. Specific shots include the high volley, low volley, backhand volley, approach volley, and drop volley. A half volley is usually played defensively. High Volley This volley is used on both the forehand and backhand side and involves players punching through the ball. This …

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