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3 Ways to Improve Your Defensive Backhand

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 6/15/17 9:30 AM

If you want to become a well-rounded tennis player, you're going to have to spend some time adding defensive shots to your arsenal. After all, nothing is worse than losing to an opponent because they discovered a weakness in your defensive strategies. One of the most important shots to develop along these lines is the defensive backhand, as you will probably have to use it in match play more often than you would like.

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Are Your Strings Holding You Back?

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

There are all kinds of factors that can influence your performance on the tennis court, but what often goes overlooked is the impact that your racquet strings can have on your game. Although this might seem like a minor detail, you would be surprised at how much of a difference a small adjustment in string tension can make, or how choosing the right gauge (thickness) can noticeably boost the responsiveness of your racquet. You wouldn't want something so seemingly innocuous as your racquet strings to hold your game back, so keep the following points in mind to ensure that your string setup will work in your favor. 

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Get Back on the Court Faster with These Foam Roller Exercises

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 5/25/17 9:00 AM

If you're an avid tennis player, no doubt you're all too familiar with aching muscles. Using a foam roller is a great way to "work out the kinks" by applying pressure to these muscles in a process known as "self-myofascial release." While some have regarded foam rollers as cute cylindrical torture devices, it's hard to deny that they can bring some much-needed relief to sore muscles. Below are four excellent foam roller exercises that will help you shorten your recovery time so that you can get back on the tennis court faster.

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5 Ways to Create and Maintain Momentum during a Match

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 5/9/17 9:00 AM

If you take the time to study a decent number of professional tennis matches, you will begin to see how momentum swings can have a dramatic impact on the outcome of a match. Almost without fail, there will be at least a few critical points during a tennis match where a player can capitalize upon this powerful force to get into a rhythm that is difficult for their opponent to break. When this starts to happen, it's almost like the player with momentum has the Midas touch – simply put, everything just seems to go their way. Not only are they aggressively constructing and winning their points, but their opponent seems to be more and more prone to unforced errors. So how can you create this seemingly magical force known as momentum, and once you have it, how can you maintain it? Below are some tried-and-true tips to help you leverage momentum in your tennis matches for maximum benefit. 

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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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