Choosing a Tennis Pro Who’s Right for You

Tennis professionals aren’t just great players, but great teachers as well. They must fully understand the fundamentals and techniques involved, but also be able to transfer those skills through demonstration and instruction. Just as every member is at a different stage in their tennis journey, so are the tennis pros. Each tennis pro has unique personality traits, specialties, certifications, etc. The next time you are choosing a tennis pro, take the following questions into consideration.

Benefits of Playing on Indoor Tennis Courts

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Tennis is a year-round sport, because it can be played both indoors and outdoors. Once the weather starts warming up, it might be tempting to go play at an outdoor court. However, there are still plenty of advantages to playing on indoor tennis courts in Chicago, even during spring and summer. Here are just a few of them.

The Boom of Tennis During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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The past year has been brutal in so many ways for sports participation of all types. Tennis during COVID-19, however, has surfaced as one of the few acceptable activities that can be performed. Even indoors, the size of the court facilities allows for social distancing to take place and demand has been increasing.

Tips for Practicing With the Tennis Ball Machine

One of the great things about the sport of tennis is that hard work is usually rewarded with improvement in skill. Practice is an integral part of the game, but finding hitting partners isn’t always possible. Conflicting schedules, constrained court availability and other factors can sometimes make it challenging to get your practice in. Having access to a tennis ball machine can be a great option. So, when your hitting partner is ball machine, use the following tips to maximize your practice time.

The Philosophy of Tennis and Mental Training

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Within the tennis world, there’s a shared sentiment that who you are as a person is expressed in how you play. Within the boundaries of a tennis court, the technical demands of the sport and the stress of individual competition have a way of flushing out a person’s instinctual way of being.

What’s the Difference in Tennis Lessons: Groups, Privates, Semi-Privates

What's the Difference in Tennis Lessons

In tennis, there are countless ways to improve, whether that be by taking some time to play with friends, semi-privates, privates, or group lessons. But, what are the differences and strengths of each different option?

Privates

When first beginning tennis, privates are often one of the best ways to build a foundation for the game. Working one-on-one with a coach allows young and old to work on technique and other very specific aspects in an individual’s game.

Privates are also important for players who take the game seriously and are looking for a competitive edge. Tournament tennis players (whether middle school, high school, college or adult) can use private lessons as an avenue to develop better matchplay strategies, point development, and target their areas of need.

Additionally, privates are an offering where the client is in the most control of how they spend their time. If you are struggling with your serve, you can use the entire lesson if your … Continue reading

5 Questions Answered to Start Playing Tennis

5 Questions Answered to Start Playing Tennis

As we all deal with the new realities of a Covid world and staying safe, it can be a challenge to keep up with health and wellness routines. People are looking for new ways to stay active in this new reality and tennis is seen as one of the activities to turn to. It checks the boxes for active cardio workout, and being social while being safe.  And, whether you are a current or former player, or considering playing for the first time, tennis is a sport that’s easy to pick up.  Here are 5 common questions answered to help you start playing tennis.

Is it safe to play with Covid?

Because tennis does not require any direct person-to-person contact, players can enjoy the many physical and mental benefits that tennis offers so long as you practice physical distancing by keeping six feet apart from other players to ensure you are in a safe exercise environment.  The USTA has created guidelines to help players understand … Continue reading

Tennis is a Social Distancing Sport

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Most sports like football, basketball, hockey, and soccer involve physical contact among players. Obviously that’s something you want to avoid during a global pandemic. If you’re looking to play sports and stay active, now is the perfect time to start playing tennis – the ideal social distancing sport.

The Ideal Social Distancing Sport

Social distancing and tennis have always gone hand-in-hand. Leading up to the US Open Tennis Championships, USTA CEO Michael Dowse has described tennis as “the ideal social distancing sport.” Social distancing can be easily achieved (players spread 6 feet apart), especially during singles play, because tennis doesn’t require direct person-to-person contact.

Unlike typical contact sports, in tennis opponents are spread out across the court from one another. Furthermore, the net serves as a barrier between players. Doubles play is still possible, but partners should coordinate with one another so that physical distancing can be maintained and physical contact should be avoided (such as high-fiving, chest bumps, etc.).

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