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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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Topics: Tennis

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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Topics: Tennis

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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When to Sign Your Child Up for Tennis Lessons

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 12/14/17 9:00 AM

Has your child shown an interest in playing tennis? Do they seem to naturally enjoy having a racquet in their hand and hitting tennis balls? If so, you might want to consider signing them up for tennis lessons. One of the most common questions parents have about getting their children involved in tennis lessons is the classic issue of "when." How early is too early? Below are some key points to consider to help you determine when to sign your child up for tennis lessons. 

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Match Day Diet: What You Should Be Eating Before a Tennis Game

Posted by Five Seasons Family Sports Club on 12/5/17 9:00 AM

It's no stretch to say that a healthy diet should always be prized by people who lead active lifestyles, but it becomes even more important on the eve of a big game. When it comes to tennis, you can take a page from the pros and see what they eat on match day in order to stay fit and sharp on the court. As everyone knows, tennis is a challenging sport that requires plenty of running, hitting and jumping, all activities which tend to consume a lot of energy, so let's examine the foods that help you stay on the court and the ones that don't:

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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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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

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