News 2019

Coaching Tip of the Month

Forehand Volley

If you play doubles then inevitably you are going to have to volley! So this months coaching tip focuses on improving the forehand Volley.

Done well, this shot is fairly simplistic in terms of technique.

Firstly, it is important to highlight a strong ready position at the net. Crucially it requires keeping elbows out in front of the body, racket straight and using continental grip (picture 1).

When you recognise the ball coming to forehand – you simply turn your wrist to present your palm to the ball, this should keep your forearm out in front of the body and push your elbow closer to your body (picture 2).

Finally, you then ‘push’ or ‘Block’ the ball at contact and lean the body forward to generate power (picture 3).

Summary of Forehand Volley relating to the 4 performance factors

Mental – Be brave and positive to encourage going to the ball

Physical – strong ready position, fast reactions, body weight forward into ball

Tactical – keep the ball low and look to control to open space

Technical – continental grip, turn wrist to present palm, push through the contact point.

Coming Up!!

Sept

  • Sun 8th Sept - registration day 4-5pm @lansdown tennis club. Coaches will be available at this time to help with new registrations and sort bookings face 2 face.
  • Mon 9th Sept - coaching programme resumes

October

Nov / Dec

  • Sun 10 Nov 2-4.30pm Heroes Tour competition matches 5-11 yrs
  • Sun 10 Nov 9.30am - 3pm LTA Tennis Leaders Course
  • Sun 17 Nov 2-4pm Junior comp B&G 16/13U
  • Saturday 7th Dec - coaching finishes for xmas break