Playing the Lob

Playing the Lob

The lob is mainly used as a defensive shot and very occasionally with topspin as a point winner. If you are playing a serve volleyer you may find the lob has strategic value and if you are proficient in its use it can break up your opponents’ volley rhythm. In the modern professional game today…

The United Cup

The United Cup

The United Cup is a global mixed-team event which will launch the 2023 tennis season and is to be held annually. This event is a joint initiative by the ATP and WTA in partnership with Tennis Australia. Mixed teams from 18 countries will compete in three Australian cities  –  Brisbane, Perth and Sydney  –  over…

Tennis Elbow

Tennis Elbow

The term ‘tennis elbow’ is used in a general way to describe most injuries that affect the elbow and cause pain when the elbow joint is moved or rotated. It is clinically known as Lateral Epicondylitis. The area of pain for tennis elbow is usually the outer part of the elbow. The inner part of the elbow,…

The Claycourt Season

The Claycourt Season

There are three distinct claycourt seasons during the tennis year. The South American played in February between the Australian Open and the Indian Wells Masters. The second is the long Spring clay season that starts in the Americas and Morocco before moving to mainland Europe and finishing with the French Open at Roland Garros. This…

Tennis Court Surfaces

Tennis Court Surfaces

The four main types of court are:- The Australian and US open use a hard acrylic surface and the French is played on clay. Wimbledon remains unchanged on grass although the grass type has changed to give a more durable surface. The court surface dictates the style of play that is going to be most…

The Volley

The Volley

The volley is a shot where you can really use the expression ”less is more”! No swing of the racket is required and the action is a short firm punch of the racket head to the ball before it bounces on your side of the net. A little underspin is applied and ideally, the ball needs…