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Thursday, 06 December 2018 03:57

Private Lessons Sale Dec 2018

Christmas is nearly here! 

Treat your significant other, kids, friend or yourself to the greatest gift of all, tennis lessons!

We're doing a special discount on private lessons this December. Purchases will receive a gift certificate with a special msg from you.

This can be used for private tennis lessons or personal training/tennis fitness sessions.

If you're interested email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

* Purchase to be made by 25th December 2018. 
* One-time price for new clients only.

Wednesday, 05 December 2018 03:44

5 Tennis Tips - December 2018

Tennis Coaching Hints 

 

A new feature to the Four Seasons Tennis Blog, we’ll be putting up 5 new tennis tips each month to help better your game. They are mostly tailored to recreational players wanting to get the fundamentals of tennis right.

 

Tennis Tip 1 – Do Your Split Steps

Aim to land your split step a moment after your opponent hits the ball. You want to be at the height of the jump when they contact the ball, then land in the split momentarily afterwards. This timing can be tricky at first but will help you with the momentum to move into position for the shot to come.

 

Rafael Nadal doing a split step before hitting his trademark forehand.

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Tennis Tip 2 – Bend Your Knees on the Serve

When throwing the ball for the serve, start bending your knees when the throwing arm starts rising. You should get to the lowest part of the bend when the ball reaches its peak then drive upwards to start hitting the ball.

 

Notice Pete Sampras’ smooth knee bend on the serve, one of the greatest ever!

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The Sampras and Federer serves are things of beauty!

 

 

 

Tennis Tip 3 – Recovery Cross-Step

Once you’ve hit a groundstroke, forehand or backhand, and are recovering back into position, push off with the outside leg and crossover before side-stepping and doing the split step. This is a fast and balanced way to recover.

 

Watch Nishikori crossover his steps after a winning forehand.

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Watch Andy Murray practice movement and footwork. Notice the crossover steps.

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Tennis Tip 4 – Look Over Your Shoulder

As soon as you know you’re hitting a forehand or backhand, turn your torso to the hitting side and watch the ball come from over your shoulder. This unit turn of the upper body will generate power as you turn back into the contact point and will help with balance. Your shoulders shouldn’t face the net all the time.

 

Serena Williams shoulder turn before massive forehand.

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Wawrinka shoulder turn for both forehand and backhand.

 

 

 

Tennis Tip 5 – Contact Above the Net

Ideally, when you close the net for the volley you want to contact the ball above the net height. This gives you more angles to put the ball away and force the opponent to hit a ball from below the net height.

 

Pat Rafter hitting a volley above the net height, then Rafter digging out a low volley.

 

 

Next month there will be 5 more tips to work on. Keep on training!

Thursday, 11 October 2018 05:17

Christmas Holiday Dates 2018-19

Check out the dates we're breaking over Christmas Holidays and School Holidays in December and January 2018 and 2019.

 

Afterschool Kids Classes

Last lessons Thursday 20th December 2018. Lessons resume Tuesday 29th January 2019.

 

Saturday Morning Kids Classes

Last lessons Saturday 15th December 2018. Lessons resume Saturday 12th January 2019.

 

All Adults Lessons

Last lessons Thursday 20th December 2018. Lessons resume Saturday 12th January 2019.

 

Tennis Camps

School holiday camps running the last 2 weeks of January before school resumes.

You can make bookings here.

 

Sunday, 23 September 2018 12:02

Adults Tournament Spring 2018

Our Spring Round Robin Tournament went off without a hitch today. 24 players battling it out in 4 divisions for tennis supremacy.

 

It was a delight to have family and friends attend and enjoy some spectacular tennis matches. We almost had more dogs come than players. More pictures below the results.

 

Division 1 - Score Sheets and Finalists

Declan B. defeated Scott L. 6-4

 

 

Division 2 - Score Sheets and Finalists

Aaron X. defeated Jim C. 8-0

 

 

Division 3 - Score Sheets and Finalists

David B. defeated Rich W. 7-5