When it comes to hitting the courts at Top Shot Tennis Coogee, the last thing you want to be doing is wasting time when you should be working up a sweat and making the most of your court time.
Whether you’ve been playing tennis for years or you’re a newbie, you’ll want to ensure you’re getting maximum results from your court time. Here are our top tips on ways to boost your tennis skills in the same amount of time each week.
This doesn’t mean you have to go out and buy the latest fancy gear or scramble to deck yourself out in the kit of a Grand Slam champion. Wear clothes that are comfortable and that fit well.
Proper tennis shoes are a must to support your ankles when playing tennis. If you’re taking part in a Cardio Tennis session, cross trainers provide adequate support for this more fitness and footwork focused session.
Make sure your racquet string is checked and your grip is changed periodically to make hitting that ball a little bit easier.
When you’re on court, you should be paying attention to your coach. If you only spend an hour per week playing tennis, make that hour really count. One of the greatest laments we hear from our coaches is that people don’t seem to really listen and take in what is being said.
Empty your mind and leave any distractions in your bag off court. Use your tennis session as a way to forget anything else that may have happened during the day. Concentrating properly on playing the shot will boost your confidence more than anything.
Remind yourself why you choose to play tennis each week. Is it to improve your fitness? Is it to better your running forehand? Or do you just want to finally beat your best mate when you play each Saturday?
Try and always look for ways to better yourself when you pull out your racquet.
Don’t get aggressive during classes (especially if you’re training with others) but be switched on the entire time to be the best you can be.
Ever heard the saying ‘If you fail to prepare, you prepare to fail’? We’re not quite that dramatic at Top Shot Tennis Coogee but being prepared is key to having a good time with maximum results.
Pack a bag of all your things the night before your class and do a mental check that you have everything. Check you have clean socks and that you’ve picked up the right pair of shoes. Even little things like ensuring you have a water bottle (and it’s filled up) ahead of class will mean you’re less stressed when you step on the court.
Take a notebook along to all your classes and jot down some notes after you’ve finished. What crucial little learning did you do pick up in this lesson? What breakthrough did you make? What did you not do so great?
Keep a track of these things to continue to track your progress. You might be – but shouldn’t be – surprised at what you see when you join your next social comp !
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