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6 Life Lessons Tennis Teaches Children

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 4/20/17 9:00 AM

Tennis is a sport that is enjoyed by people of all ages, and for children in particular, it can be a fantastic medium by which to learn important character-building lessons. Below are 6 valuable life lessons that your child can learn through playing the game of tennis.

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5 Tennis Elbow Exercises

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

If you've ever had to deal with the pain of tennis elbow, you know how much of a nuisance it can be. Technically known as "lateral epicondylitis," tennis elbow occurs when the muscles in your forearm that are attached to your elbow become inflamed through overuse or repetitive strain. If you're looking for ways to rehabilitate a bothersome tennis elbow injury, try these five exercises to get you on the path to recovery. 

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Tips for Staying Healthy While Transitioning from Indoor to Outdoor Tennis

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 3/16/17 9:00 AM

With spring making its glorious debut and the weather beginning to warm up nicely, it's only natural for tennis enthusiasts to get excited about playing tennis outdoors again. Unfortunately, many tennis players underestimate the importance of taking the proper precautions while transitioning from indoor to outdoor play, which can leave them vulnerable to unwelcome injuries. Below are some handy tips you can use to stay healthy while you're transitioning from indoor to outdoor tennis. 

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4 Exercises for Stronger Wrists

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 3/7/17 9:00 AM

Wrist strength is an area of physical fitness that often gets overlooked, but that doesn't mean that it's not important. Whether you want to improve your tennis serve or backhand, you need to know how to strengthen your wrists to make that happen. Below are four excellent exercises that will help you develop stronger wrists. 

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Move like a Pro with These Footwork Tips

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 2/23/17 9:00 AM

Tennis pros such as Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic are what some would call "scary good" at their game, and much of it is due to their uncanny ability to move practically anywhere on the court in what seems like an instant. While many would attribute this skill to great anticipation – and that's definitely a part of it--what often goes unnoticed is how exceptional these players are at moving their feet. Great court coverage is connected to great footwork, and if you haven't yet mastered this part of your game, you will regularly find yourself in the wrong position at the wrong time, unable to return shots due to the ball being just out of your reach. If you would like to improve your tennis footwork (and who wouldn't?), try putting these tips into practice to help you start moving like a pro on the court. 

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6 Tips to Train like a Tennis Pro

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 2/14/17 9:00 AM

You can't help but admire the strength, agility and all-around physical fitness of professional athletes. For obvious reasons, they have to stay in the best shape possible, which means that their training regimens must be top-notch as well. If you're looking to take your physical fitness to the next level, below are 6 tried-and-true tips to help you train like a pro. 

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4 Gadgets to Improve Your Tennis Game

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 1/31/17 9:00 AM

Are you struggling to take your tennis game to the next level? Has your "game, set, match" become "game, set, botch?" If so, take heart: Technology is now on your side. Below are 4 handy tennis-focused tech gadgets that will help you improve your game.

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How to Chart and Analyze Your Tennis Matches

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 1/19/17 9:00 AM


Socrates, the famed Greek philosopher, once poignantly remarked that "The unexamined life is not worth living." While he probably didn't have tennis in mind when he uttered that statement, it does highlight the importance of self-examination, which is one of the essential qualities needed to become a better tennis player. Sadly, a surprising number of tennis players spend little to no time analyzing their own matches in order to learn from their mistakes and get better. If you've never videotaped and viewed your own matches or practice sessions, you could be missing out on a treasure trove of information that could help you identify critical areas of improvement. Bear in mind, however, that just viewing video footage alone won't be enough; you're going to need to take it a step further and begin charting your tennis matches in order to get the most accurate analysis of your game. 

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Winter Court Advantage: Why Playing Indoor Tennis Will Improve Your Outdoor Game

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 12/22/16 7:32 AM

A few years ago, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel highlighted a group of brave souls known as the "Tennis Polar Bears," an informal club comprised of roughly a dozen senior citizens who love to play tennis outdoors--in the middle of the frigid Milwaukee winter. Insulated by multiple layers of clothing as well as mittens and earmuffs, these uber-committed players have exchanged volleys in single-digit temperatures, and have even played in blowing snow.

While it's hard not to admire their dedication, most of us would much rather skip the potential hypothermia and find an indoor court when the temperatures outside are freezing. Not only does playing tennis indoors guarantee a much more comfortable environment, but if you stick with it throughout the winter, it'll help your outdoor game flourish as well; read on to find out why.

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The 5 Best Tennis Books to Cozy Up to This Winter

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 11/30/16 7:52 PM

Now that the winter season is settling in, you're going to need some good tennis books to keep you occupied between those trips to the indoor court. Below are five of the best tennis books on the market to inform, entertain, and help you sharpen your game during the colder months.

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