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4 Ways to Serve Smarter When Playing Doubles Tennis

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 5/3/18 9:00 AM

In our culture, tennis has for the most part been perceived as a more individualistic sport, one that tests the mettle of two competitors on opposite sides of the court. But doubles competitions have steadily risen in popularity over the last few decades, with many of the sport's top practitioners partnering up in search of a winning formula.

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Windy Day? Use It to Your Advantage with These Tips

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 4/17/18 9:00 AM

To be quite honest, playing tennis on a windy day can be stressful. The wind has a way of making the ball play tricks on the player. This can be a good thing or a bad thing, depending on who is disadvantaged. Of course, you might be lucky enough to play in a court that’s sheltered from the wind by windscreens, trees or buildings. However, even if you aren’t, it doesn’t mean you can’t take advantage of the wind. 
Here are some tips you might find useful the next time you’re playing in the wind.

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5 Stretches You Can't Afford to Miss Before a Tennis Match

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 4/10/18 9:00 AM

Exercising before a tennis match not only ensures that you do not suffer injuries during the match, but it also guarantees that your post-match recovery is much faster. Let us explore five quick stretches you should consider doing before a tennis match that will guarantee you desirable results during and after your match.

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Improve Your Serve at Home with These Tips

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 3/20/18 9:43 AM

For many tennis players, the serve is the biggest weakness of their game. Unfortunately, it's not always easy to schedule in regular practice time to improve your serve, especially if you're juggling multiple commitments. The good news is that there are quite a few things you can do to refine your serve from the comfort of your own home. Try the following tips to help you improve your serve whenever court time is scarce.

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Tennis: Increase Your Reaction Time with These Tips

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 3/8/18 9:00 AM

Most of us marvel at the speed and agility of tennis pros such as Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic, especially when it comes to how fast they can react to their opponents' shots. If you didn't know any better, it would almost seem as if they have a "psychic" ability to know exactly where to move to be ready for the ball when it comes. Although this type of skill can seem magical to us, the truth is that these seasoned tennis veterans have keenly honed a secret weapon known as reaction time. Keep the following tips in mind to help improve your reaction time and increase your speed to the ball. 

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4 Ways to Get Your Child Excited About Learning to Play Tennis

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 2/20/18 9:00 AM

If you’re an avid fan of tennis, there’s no doubt you want to share your passion with your child. However, introducing a child (especially those 10 and younger) can be difficult. Most children aren’t going to be as interested in participating in regimented practices and drills, as a teen or adult learning the game may be. So, how do you go about introducing your little one to the sport? Below are four tips to get you started.

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Tennis: Should You Use Your Hips for More Power?

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 2/8/18 9:00 AM

Most of us would love to learn how to add more power to our tennis game, but how exactly do you go about doing it? Should you focus on building arm and shoulder strength, or is it all about the quads and calves? While these areas definitely deserve attention in your training, you might be surprised to learn that the majority of the power behind your tennis strokes will actually come from your hips. Hands down, the hips are the most powerful joints in the human body, and they are the area responsible for generating the force that enables us to run, jump, punch, throw, and – not surprisingly – swing a tennis racquet. Below are some key points that illustrate the importance of using your hips to generate more power in your tennis game. 

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Make Tennis Practice More Fun with These Games

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 1/23/18 12:21 PM

It’s been said that it takes 10,000 hours of practice to master a skill. Chances are, if you don’t mix up your practice routines, you’ll go crazy before you reach that benchmark. While there’s no way to guarantee that all of your practice time will be fun (it is hard work, after all), mixing in some competition with your regular drills is a great way to keep things fresh. Add one of these games to your tennis practice routine and challenge yourself or a friend while getting better at the game:

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5 Tips for Playing Against Hard Hitters

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 1/11/18 9:00 AM

Being able to adapt your style according to your opponent is a crucial part of tennis. From the amateur level all the way up to the professional ranks, you'll see that no two people play tennis the exact same way. But there are a few general categories of players you should be aware of. Today, we'll be exploring the fabled hard hitters, who tend to take advantage of their size and strength to bully you into making mistakes. Fortunately, you can still get the upper hand in such situations by employing the following strategies:

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5 Reasons to Start Playing Tennis in the New Year

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 12/26/17 9:00 AM

One of the world's most prestigious modern sports, tennis is a game that challenges both one's physical abilities as well as their mental capacity. Its elegance and watchability are well-known, but tennis can also be an immensely gratifying experience if you play it yourself. With that in mind, here are five reasons why you should consider picking up a tennis racquet come next year: 

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