Progressive Tennis for Under 10s

What is Progressive Tennis?

Progressive Tennis is a teaching methodology first developed by the USTA and now adopted by Tennis Canada as a more effective way to teach tennis to young children. It’s based on the theory that young children are not strong enough or skilled enough to start learning with adult racquets on adult sized courts with regular compression balls. Rather they should be taught with appropriate size racquets on smaller courts with balls that don’t have as much bounce

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Doubles Strategies

Touch and Placement are far more important in doubles than killing the ball – especially with volleys and overheads! Getting too “hungry” often just ends up becoming a wristy or swinging shot that ends up in the net or long.

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Proper Sized Equipment for Kids

Can you imagine sending your child out to play baseball for the first time with the same-sized bat and ball they use in the major leagues? Of course not. Yet, until recently, young players have used adult-sized racquets and yellow tennis balls to play on the same sized courts that are used at the US Open.

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Spring Warmup Exercises

Especially in the spring, a proper warmup is key to avoiding injury. Here are a few resources that you will give you some examples and advice on warmup exercises. from Optimum Tennis – The proper Tennis Warm Up from the USTA – Dynamic Warm Up from Tennis Australia – How to Warm Up Before a … Read more

Serving Tips

Problem: Often hitting hard serves long.

  1. For players of average height, hard, flat serves have to just barely clear the net, or they will go long.

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Strength Training for Tennis Players

Q. While I have no doubt that muscular players like Serena or Nadal don’t muscle their shots, I’m confused about why they build so much muscle weight on their arms. They must do it for some advantages, right? Do you have any ideas?

A. Frankly, I am surprised that there are not more players who are as muscular as Rafael Nadal or Serena Williams.

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