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4 Ways to Unleash Your Competitive Side

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 11/16/17 9:00 AM

No matter what type of sport you play, learning how to become an intense competitor is one of the first steps towards greater success, especially when it comes to tennis. If you're not quite sure how or where to start, below are some essential tips to help you unleash your competitive side and become a force to be reckoned with during game time. 

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Topics: Tennis

Sharpen Your Reflexes with These Tips

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 10/31/17 9:00 AM

If you're a tennis player, it goes without saying that having quick reflexes is one of the golden keys to optimal performance. If you feel like you've been struggling with your response or reaction times, keep the following tips and exercises in mind to help you develop razor-sharp reflexes. 

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Topics: Fitness, Tennis

Is Topspin Really That Important?

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 10/12/17 9:00 AM

If you've been playing tennis for any length of time, you've probably heard of the term "topspin" before, but what exactly is it, and how important is it to your tennis game? Below are some key points that will explain what topspin is all about, as well as how you can use this "secret weapon" of the pros to improve your performance on the court. 

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Topics: Tennis

Is It Time for a New Racquet?

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 10/3/17 9:00 AM

Perhaps you've noticed a change in your tennis game lately, and you're wondering why your performance seems a little "off." Maybe one of your favorite shots isn't as effective as it normally is, or you're not getting the same crisp "pop" from your racquet that you're used to. Is it time for a new racquet? Below are some key points to help you make that determination. 

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Topics: Tennis

6 Ways to Alleviate Pre-Match Jitters

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 9/14/17 9:00 AM

Most athletes are all too familiar with having "butterflies in the stomach" before a big game. The anticipation and heart-pounding excitement you can feel before engaging in competition is perfectly normal, but if left unchecked, it can spiral into nervousness and anxiety. If you're tired of feeling like a bundle of nerves before every tennis match, below are some tried-and-true ways to alleviate those pre-match jitters.

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Topics: Tennis

Where to Start? From the Couch to the Tennis Court

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 8/31/17 9:00 AM

Have you been thinking about taking up tennis? It's a good choice, as tennis is a sport that can be enjoyed by people of all ages and skill levels. Perhaps you feel a little uncertain about where to start, especially if you haven't been physically active in a good while. The good news is that tennis is a very beginner-friendly sport, and there are plenty of resources available to help you develop your skills. If you're ready to try your hand at this fun and addictive sport, below are some simple steps to help you transition from couch to tennis. 

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Topics: Tennis

When to Add Strength Training to Your Child's Tennis Routine

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 8/15/17 9:00 AM

It is a well-known fact that strength training is one of the best ways for tennis players to improve their power, control and athleticism. While strength training is commonly recommended for adult tennis players, what about for children? Is it safe, or will it cause problems down the road? Fortunately, the latest research has shown that strength training is not only safe for kids when done properly, but it can also be very beneficial to their overall body development.

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Topics: Tennis

Attending a Professional Match: 10 Things You Need to Know

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 7/27/17 9:30 AM

Any hardcore tennis fan will tell you that attending a professional tennis match is a thrilling and unforgettable experience. Whether you're venturing out to Western & Southern Open or another high-profile tennis event, below are 10 things to keep in mind to help you get the most out of your experience.

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Topics: Tennis

Love: 5 Ways Playing Tennis Together Can Improve Your Relationship

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 7/18/17 9:30 AM

Most people know that playing tennis is a great way to stay in shape, but did you know that it can be a great relationship booster as well? For many couples, the word "love" is not only a part of the tennis scoring system, but it's also a by-product of playing this fun sport together! Spending time on the tennis court as a couple is an engaging and invigorating way to connect with your significant other, and as numerous studies have shown, there are several relationship benefits that can be experienced as well. Below are five ways that playing tennis together can improve your relationship. 

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Topics: Tennis

The Secret to Winning in Doubles: Controlling the Net

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 6/29/17 9:30 AM

Although doubles tennis obviously shares a lot of things in common with singles tennis, in many ways it's an entirely different animal. There are certain elements of doubles tennis that require a completely different approach to strategy and tactics, and many times what works well in singles tennis might not work at all on the doubles court. One of the biggest differences between singles and doubles tennis strategy is how the net is played.

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Topics: Tennis

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