Tennis Ball Hopper

January 26, 2011 by  
Filed under Ball Hopper, Everything About Tennis, Wilson

Unique Fill and Drill Tennis Trainer


 
Practice has never been easier. The Unique Fill & Drill tennis trainer includes a solid base that stays in place when filled with water. The elastic cord winds around the base, and the ball locks into the base pocket. The trainer is a great teaching tool for beginners and intermediate tennis players.

Introducing Your Child to Tennis

“This book is THE perfect introduction and primer for parents whose kids like tennis and want to learn how to play the game correctly.”—Tennis Magazine—United States Tennis Association

“This is a comprehensive, easy-to-follow guide for getting your child started playing the game.”—Bill Colson, Senior Editor Sports Illustrated  

In this lively guide, Pierce Kelley shows you how to successfully introduce your child to the game of tennis. This book offers you:    

  • Technique-building drills and exercises
  • Step-by-step instructions on how to practice with your child
  • Illustrations that show you correct stances and strokes
  • A glossary of tennis terms, to help you speak the language
  • When and how to choose a tennis pro, and more

 

Beginner Tournament Tips – Mental Composure

So you’ve been taking lessons and you’re ready to try your hand at tournaments.   Great !!   Whether you’re a junior player or an adult tournaments are a wonderful experience.

For junior players there is no better way to teach a child about fair play, being honest and having integrity.   As a junior player you must learn from a young age how to hold your composure.   If you don’t learn this early on and you have an uncontrollable temper on the court, you will not be a successful player and competitor.   You can still play tournaments, but tennis can be an extremely mental game and if you are not focused, then your doomed right from the start.

If you’ve been taking lessons, hopefully your coach has been working on your “mental game“.     If he or she hasn’t, then go to your next lesson and ask your coach how you can begin to work on your mental game.   Once you’ve learned composure and you do not frustrate easily, then we can take it to the next step.   Read more…

Tennis and Children

Parents are always looking for a good sport for their child and more and more parents are starting to turn to tennis as the perfect sport for their child.   The benefits of tennis go far beyond simply learning good sportsmanship skills, it also goes deep into learning good skills in terms of eye coordination and even hand eye coordination just to mention a few.   Deciding if tennis is the right sport for your child is sometimes easy and at other times a bit more complicated, but you should always take a cue from your child as you make the final decision.

The first step should be deciding if your child enjoys playing with large groups of people such as with football or soccer or if they prefer to play solo sports.   While tennis is  more of a solo sport while he/she is  competing against one opponent if playing singles or playing with a partner against two opponents,  rather than an entire field like many team sports involves.  

Your child should be relatively coordinated.   Tennis is said to be the most difficult sport due to the fact that you must hit a moving ball with your racquet.   Unlike, golf where the ball is stationary when you make contact with it.       Many children enjoy the challenge of being able to hit the moving ball while running on the tennis court.   Some  take this as the perfect time to get started really improving their skills and technique in order to protect themselves from the ball.      

You should also look at the benefits that tennis can provide.   It is a great form of exercise that allows your child to move around the tennis court a very great deal thus providing them with plenty of exercise.   At the same time, it is also possible to practice improved hand eye coordination, teamwork skills and even learn how to make quick decisions as a split second.   A child who has issues making a decision is generally not cut out for tennis, however a child that is able to just jump in and make a fast decision will generally do very well at tennis.

Another   benefit of tennis is  the ability to have your child  practice on  their own.   While many sports need a  partner to interact with  or  numerous  other people in order to actually practice,  you can practice your tennis strokes  by hitting on a solid wall.    A tennis ball and racquet can allow your child to easily practice almost anywhere, even at your home.   This allows your child to have the time to practice that they need which can be a huge help if you are looking for the best sport possible that will not potentially damage your property.

For parents who are looking for a competition sport,  tennis makes a wonderful choice, you can choose just how many or how few competitions you are comfortable with your child participating in and ultimately they can even play in the Olympics or as a professional if they are skilled enough when they get older.   This can allow you to consider that tennis is a great sport because it has a serious future ahead that is very much possible for virtually anyone to learn.   Read More…

Learn to Play Tennis!

The American Tennis League is now registering kids for the upcoming Spring 2012 season in Seaside Heights, NJ – for more information CLICK HERE!! Tennis is a sport for a lifetime. It really is a game that you can enjoy long-term, both as a player and a spectator. Played all over the world on surfaces ranging from concrete to clay the game of tennis is exciting to watch and even more fun to play. Click Here! and Learn How to Play Tennis to Win!!