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Active Away Tennis Holidays Blog: Guide to Improving Your Doubles Part 12

4
Jul
Posted By Matt Allen
Posted on July 4, 2016

Did you manage to read part 11 last week? We looked at improving you impact on the game from the servers partners perspective. I had some great feedback from that blog post. If you haven’t read it yet, click here to have a read. In this part we are going to look at the hot seat, you are in the hot seat when you are the returners partner. I have coached so many people who almost seem like they feel…

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Active Away Tennis Holidays Blog: Guide to Improving Your Doubles Part 11

4
Jun
Posted By Matt Allen
Posted on June 4, 2016

Did you manage to read part 10 last? We looked at improving your smash, I had some great feedback from that blog post. If you haven’t read it yet, click here to have a read. In this post we are going to look at the player who is the servers partner. Picture the scene, your partner is ready to hit their first serve. You are correctly The Danger Player, as you are the first person that can have a real…

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Active Away Tennis Holidays Blog: Grass Court Tips

15
May
Posted By Steve Davies
Posted on May 15, 2016
Tips for playing tennis on grass

The first thing to know about grass courts is that they’re fast – much faster than clay and hard courts. When the ball hits the surface, blades of grass are flattened and the ball skids off the court fast and low. By late summer, when the grass has been worn down, you’ll also find the bounce is very unpredictable. IS IT ALL SERVE-AND-VOLLEY? Big servers have always been successful at Wimbledon with the ball flying off the surface. And those…

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Active Away Tennis Holidays Blog: Guide to Improving Your Doubles Part 10

4
May
Posted By Matt Allen
Posted on May 4, 2016

Did you manage to read part 9 last week based on improving your volley technique, I had some great feedback from that blog post. If you haven’t read it yet, click here to have a read. In the part we are going to look at simple ways to improve your smash, specifically at the arm movement. As a doubles player, the smash is an essential weapon in your arsenal since you are looking to spend the majority of your time…

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Active Away Tennis Holidays Blog : Tennis Crimes part 5

1
May
Posted By Matt Allen
Posted on May 1, 2016
Tennis Crimes

YOURS, YOURS !!!!! Hi everyone and welcome to part 5 of our tennis crimes series, todays crime is again one we see all the time on our tennis holidays and focuses within the doubles game and really highlights the importance of communication. So here’s the scenario, you and your doubles partner have attacked the net. Your approach wasn’t fantastic and your tactically astute opponents have been able to guide the ball accurately down the middle causing confusion and disarray between…

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Active Away Tennis Holidays Blog: Guide to Improving Your Doubles Part 9

4
Apr
Posted By Matt Allen
Posted on April 4, 2016

Did you manage to read part 8 last week based on improving your smash we focused on talking about the importance of the unit turn. People seemed to really like it. If you haven’t read it yet, click here to have a read. In the part we are going to look at the next key element to improving your smash, your movement. The smash is an essential weapon in your arsenal since you are looking to spend the majority of…

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Active Away Tennis Holidays Blog : Tennis Crimes part 4

3
Apr
Posted By Chris Martin
Posted on April 3, 2016
Tennis Crimes

GET READY !!!!! Hi everyone and welcome to part four of our tennis crimes blog. At active away cannot stress enough how strongly we feel about today’s blog.  Nothing frustrates me more as a tennis coach than seeing one of our players on our tennis holidays about to return a serve but actually looks like they are waiting for a bus. The “ready” position is the best way to prepare for an incoming ball, it allows you to be balanced…

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Active Away Tennis Holidays Blog: Guide to Improving Your Doubles Part 8

19
Mar
Posted By Matt Allen
Posted on March 19, 2016

Did you manage to read part 7 last week based on improving your volley technique, I had some great feedback from that blog post. If you haven’t read it yet, click here to have a read. In the part we are going to look at simple ways to improve your smash. As a doubles player, the smash is an essential weapon in your arsenal since you are looking to spend the majority of your time at the net and closing…

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Active Away Tennis Holidays Blog : Tennis Crimes part 3

28
Feb
Posted By Chris Martin
Posted on February 28, 2016
Tennis Crimes

The ‘EASY’ Smash !!!! Hi everyone and welcome to part three of our Tennis crimes Blog, I hope you are all enjoying them and getting the chance to practice guarding against committing the crimes!! We are going to start this weeks tennis crime by painting a really clear picture. You’ve hit a crushing forehand down the line allowing yourself to stride into the net ready to put away the inevitable ‘easy’ volley… however, here comes the problem, you’re playing against…

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Active Away Tennis Holidays Blog: Guide to Improving Your Doubles Part 7

19
Feb
Posted By Matt Allen
Posted on February 19, 2016

If you have been away with us before, you are almost certainly going to have heard us talk about this. Steve’s family used to run a very successful double glazing factory in his home county of Staffordshire. We developed this technique to help improve your volleys while Steve was attempting to upsell some double glazing on one of the holidays – just kidding 😉 In part six we talked about improving your lateral movement to help to move better as…

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Active Away Tennis Holidays Blog: Top 5 Tips to Improve Your Matchplay

15
Feb
Posted By Will Campbell
Posted on February 15, 2016
Tips to improve your Matchplay

  Using the skills you learn in practice and implementing them into a match situation is the toughest thing to achieve in tennis. A variety of factors can hinder your performance such as nerves, tactics or lack of confidence. To combat this we have put together our top five tips to help you unlock your potential in those tough matches!   1. Working out your own and your opponents strengths and weaknesses It is key to know your main strengths…

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Active Away Tennis Holidays Blog : Tennis Crimes Part 2

1
Feb
Posted By Chris Martin
Posted on February 1, 2016
Tennis Crimes

Having A Plan Hi everyone and welcome again to part 2 on our ‘tennis crimes’ series.  On our tennis holidays I think back to what the most common request to improve people’s tennis is, while occasionally people would like to be able to send down a 150 mph rocket 1st serve or learn to craft a stunning slice backhand fizzing off the court, the overwhelming favourite request is “I’d like to be more consistent” or “I’d like to make less…

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Active Away Tennis Holidays Blog: Guide to Improving Your Doubles Part 6

19
Jan
Posted By Matt Allen
Posted on January 19, 2016

In the last blog post we talked about our 80/20 rule and ho it helps you maintain a good position, if you haven’t read it yet you can read it by clicking here. In this blog we are going to give you a few tips on how to move better at the net. This might surprise some people but its a fact: the key to tennis isn’t how well you hit the ball its how well you can move to…

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Active Away Tennis Holidays Blog : Tennis Crimes part 1

4
Jan
Posted By Chris Martin
Posted on January 4, 2016
Tennis Crimes

The Second Serve Hi everyone and welcome to our Blog. If you have been on one of our tennis holidays you will have heard our coaches mention the dreaded ‘tennis crimes’! There are a few simple reminders that can help us all in our quest for a more consistent game. The first one we are going to talk about is the 2nd serve. As the old saying goes “you’re only as good as your second serve”. If it’s weak it’s…

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Active Away Tennis Holidays Blog: Guide to Improving Your Doubles Part 5

19
Dec
Posted By Matt Allen
Posted on December 19, 2015

Carrying on from part 4 last week where we looked at the three basic doubles position if you haven’t read part 4 please click here to have a read. This week I want to have a look at the one up one back situation.I think we all know that in an ideal world we wouldn’t really like to be in this position but at the same time I think most of us would agree that at a recreation level (even…

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Active Away Tennis Holidays Blog: KIS Coaching – Improve your doubles Part 4

19
Nov
Posted By Matt Allen
Posted on November 19, 2015
Tips fo Court Positioning in Tennis

Did you manage to read part 3? We focused on the importance of finding the right partner. People seemed to really like it. If you haven’t read it yet, click here to have a read. Now that you have found the right partner and worked on the first ball (serve and return), it’s time to talk about court positioning. There are three basic court positions for doubles: two up, two back and one up, one back.   Two Up Two…

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Active AWay Tennis Holidays Blog: KIS Coaching – Improve your doubles Part 3

19
Oct
Posted By Matt Allen
Posted on October 19, 2015

Did you manage to read part 2 last week based on improving your slice serve? People seemed to really like it. If you haven’t read it yet, click here to have a read. In the Blog we are going to talking about the importance of finding the right partner. Now we might not all be lucky enough to have a sibling who also happens to play great tennis. The number one rule when playing doubles tennis is to find the…

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Active Away Tennis Holidays Blog: KIS Coaching – Improve your doubles Part 2

19
Sep
Posted By Matt Allen
Posted on September 19, 2015

Did you manage to read part 1 last week based all about the first ball we focused on talking about the importance of the serve and return. People seemed to really like it. If you haven’t read it yet, click here to have a read. Learning to hit an effective slice tennis serve may be tough its its something new for you but it is definitely worth pursuing this skill. Here are our seven top tips to get you started…

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Active Away Tennis Holidays Blog: KIS Coaching – Improve your doubles Part 1

19
Aug
Posted By Matt Allen
Posted on August 19, 2015

The most important part of doubles play is the first ball. The serve and return in doubles are the keys to success, and how you play these first balls will decide your fate. Our Tennis Holiday’s focus predominantly on doubles play, looking at key areas that you can take back to your club and make a real impact in your club matches. When serving, having a high first-serve percentage is essential to holding serve. You will have better results taking…

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Active Away Tennis Holidays Blog: Myths about Grips

19
Jul
Posted By Matt Allen
Posted on July 19, 2015
Myths about grips in Tennis

  We have had a busy time recently out in Turkey meeting loads of fantastic new people as well as seeing lots of friends that have been away with us previously. Today I am going to give you a few tips on how you can improve your set up. First of all we have to define what I mean when I talk about set up. The set up is a combination of your grip, the preparation of the swing, the…

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Active Away Tennis Holidays Blog: Guide to Improving Your Doubles Part 12

Did you manage to read part 11 last week? We looked at improving you impact on

Active Away Tennis Holidays Blog: Guide to Improving Your Doubles Part 11

Did you manage to read part 10 last? We looked at improving your smash, I had so

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Active Away Tennis Holidays Blog: Grass Court Tips

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Myths about grips in Tennis

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Tips fo Court Positioning in Tennis

Active Away Tennis Holidays Blog: KIS Coaching – Improve your doubles Part 4</h2>

Did you manage to read part 3? We focused on the importance of finding the right

Tennis Crimes

Active Away Tennis Holidays Blog : Tennis Crimes Part 2</h2>

Having A Plan
Hi everyone and welcome again to part 2 on our ‘tennis crim

Active Away Tennis Holidays Blog: Guide to Improving Your Doubles Part 5</h2>

Carrying on from part 4 last week where we looked at the three basic doubles pos