How to Toss a Tennis Ball

How to Toss a Ball

Keep Your Arm Movement as Smooth as You Can Toss From Your Palm if Possible Try Not to Watch the Ball    Your Guide    Gavin Davison The serve is the only shot that you have COMPLETE CONTROL OVER in the game of tennis. And since it is such an important shot, it makes sense …

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When to Switch Sides in Doubles

When to Switch Sides in Doubles

When You or Your Partner Gets Lobbed As a Strategy Following an Aggressive Serve When Taking an Ambitious Poach    Your Guide    Gavin Davison Doubles is obviously a slightly different game from singles when it comes to competitive tennis. The formations are different, the skillset to be a great player is different, and the …

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What Is Poaching in Tennis

What Is Poaching in Tennis

Intercepting a Ball in Doubles Usually Describes a Volley Done When the Opponents Are Under Pressure    Your Guide    Gavin Davison If you’ve ever taken a coaching session for doubles before, you’ve likely heard the coach bang on about ‘POACHING’. This is a term that describes the process of moving out of your standard …

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Which College Wrote Early Fundamental and Influential Rules for Soccer?

Which College Wrote Early Fundamental and Influential Rules for Soccer?

The First Set Of Soccer Rules For Soccer Were Written At Cambridge University In 1843. Standardised Rules For Soccer Were Eventually Agreed Upon By The Football Association In 1863. Since The Late 19th Century, Rules Have Changed And Adapted To Keep Up With Modern Developments, Such As Goal-line Technology And Video Assistant Referees (Var)   …

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What Is a Body Serve in Tennis?

What Is a Body Serve in Tennis?

A serve targeted at the body of the opponent Why? To jam them up and prevent a comfortable return When? Whenever you feel like mixing it up    Your Guide    Gavin Davison In tennis, you’ll often hear people speaking of hitting a ‘tee serve’ or a WIDE SERVE. However, the body serve tends to …

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When to Switch Sides in Tennis

When to Switch Sides in Tennis

Every two games in regular play Every six points played in a tie-break At the end of a set depending on the score    Your Guide    Gavin Davison Have you ever noticed that tennis players don’t always play on the same side of the court? If you’ve watched professional events, or even if you …

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How Much Do Tennis Shoes Weigh?

   Your Guide    Gavin Davison As you can see above, men’s tennis shoes are slightly heavier than women’s tennis shoes. In short, that’s because on average, male tennis players are stronger and heavier, which is why the shoes will be slightly bulkier for added support. Of course, that’s not to say those female tennis …

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How to Swing a Tennis Racket

How to Swing a Tennis Racket

Groundstrokes – low to high extended swings Serving – up and over the ball Volley – short punch & slight downward motion    Your Guide    Gavin Davison Tennis is an extremely technical game. In fact, I believe it to be one of the MOST TECHNICALLY CHALLENGING SPORTS in the world. Of course, other sports …

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