Wooden Baseball bat

The body of the baseball bat has changed slightly over the years since its inception in the mid-19th century. Once whittled by hand only, they’ve transformed throughout the decades into a more defined shape, fitting into the necessary guidelines and regulations dependant on one’s league. There was once a time that there were as many …

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Young Tennis Athlete Stretching on the Court

Improve your skills and resist injury by learning how to warm up right. No matter the sport, it’s imperative that athletes go through the right exercises and activities to get their muscles ready for action. Today, we’re focusing on tennis and the kind of routine one needs to make habit before they hit the court …

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Hey, moms, we have a secret for you. It’s time to start adding this delicious and nutritious spice to your weekly menus. Most of us may associate cinnamon with a flavored bun or a great coffee now and then. But maybe it’s doing a whole lot more than many of us realize for our well-being …

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Wilson Tennis Racket and Wilson Tennis Ball

Every once in awhile, you’ll need to give your racket a makeover. How often, you ask? Well, the general rule of thumb requires you to replace your strings as many times as you play per week. For example, if you play four times a week, you should look at restringing the racket at least four …

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There are many extra factors that are included in the lives of child athletes. They have to cope with additional elements that previous generations never had to contend with. These additional stressors can potentially lower their performance, and in worst case scenarios, won’t be able to reach their maximum potential. If you’re a parent, it …

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Young Child Playing Tennis

Is your kiddo ready to hit the court? Is he or she starting some lessons and in need of their own gear? We’re here to give you a quick 411 on everything a burgeoning tennis start needs to know about the racket. When you begin your search for the perfect child racket, there are several …

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Encouraging our children to remain hydrated and staying on top of their water intake is a lesson to start early. Whether you’re raising young athletes or not, sending our kiddos off to school or practice with the right water bottle is key to creating and maintaining a good habit. Thankfully, there are tons of great …

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We don’t see parents on the sidelines with disposable cameras anymore. And usually, there’s only one mom that has her giant Nikon out snapping pics. Instead, most everyone will be grabbing their smartphone recording, photographing, and posting the action. But the convenience of that smartphone doesn’t mean that you’ll conveniently get grade A, quality photos …

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Bodyweight exercises are a wonderful place for your child to start their athletic training. The resistance they will be introduced to is just right for their bodies because it’s basing itself on the weight of each individual kid. And that’s perfect, no artificial weightlifting is healthier for growing bones. None of these exercises require equipment, …

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We may relate physical therapy as an adult-only option but that’s absolutely not the case. Our children get injured and benefit from these remedies as well, especially when they’re athletes and their bodies are growing at such a fast rate. It’s important to realize, as Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta stated, “whether the cause is playing …

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When you’re an athlete, you’re bound to be in a place where you’re told to either grab a heating pad or a bag of ice to soothe an injury. Whether it’s minor or major, everyone eventually gets to a place where one of these remedies will help to ease some of the pain. But the …

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Quick Finish Print/Download This Drill Basic Information Age Group: (5-7yrs) (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) Number of Players: 8+ Difficulty: Easy Time: 10-15 min. Emphasis: Finishing, Passing, Dribbling Field Preparation: each player with a ball 2 mini goals cones Description: players dribble around cone and attempt to shoot the ball into their goal first 2 points to score …

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Possession Game # 4 Print/Download This Drill Basic Information Age Group: (5-7yrs) (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult) Number of Players: 10+ Difficulty: Medium Time: 15-20 min. Emphasis: Passing, Possession, Defending Field Preparation: grid (20yds x 30yds) cones to mark off area pinnies Description: red team plays keep-away (5v2) red team has to complete three passes before passing …

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From the television to the magazines – and now social media with its constant scrolling messages – teenagers already have so much pressure put on them. And when you’re an athlete, there’s even more expectation because aside from your appearance, your performance comes into question. And one touch of the iPhone can bring in so …

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4v4 Shooting Game Print/Download This Drill Basic Information Age Group: (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult) Number of Players: 8+ Difficulty: Medium-Hard Time: 15-25 min. Emphasis: finishing, attacking, defending Field Preparation: 2 teams grid (30yds x 40yds) 2 goals with goalies good supply of cones to mark off area good supply of balls for continuous play pinnies Description: …

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Dynamic Passing # 3 Print/Download This Drill Basic Information Age Group: (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult) Number of Players: 4+ Difficulty: Easy Time: 5-10 min. Emphasis: Passing Field Preparation: groups of 4 1xball per group Description: players make a square players start off passing to each other while standing next step: players pass to each other while …

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Dynamic Passing # 2 Print/Download This Drill Basic Information Age Group: (5-7yrs) (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult) Number of Players: 8+ Difficulty: Easy-Medium Time: 10-15 min. Emphasis: Passing Field Preparation: 1x ball per group grid (10 x 10yds) cones to mark off area repeat setup to accommodate the entire team Description: players pass to each other in …

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As one of the most important strokes in tennis, practicing these service games on a regular basis your serve will improve gradually and consistently.

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You will find that the ability to do groundstroke drills can produce great results for your tennis game.

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Attack! This tennis drill looks at hitting three aggressive shots, which sees the player move into the court, hitting the ball early and moving up to the net.

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Fun, challenging drills can accelerate a player’s improvement. We pick the best tennis drills for beginners, intermediates, and advanced players.

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Practice these tennis groundstroke drills to develop a deadly combination deep and powerful shots that will keep your opponent’s on the defense.

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Tennis Follow Through The development of new racket technology and the evolution technique (grip changes, more spin and the quest for maximum power) have increased racket-head speed on all shots, which has profoundly affected the follow-through and how it is taught. The most important thing to remember about the follow-through is that, if you have a …

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Hydration is a standout amongst the most critical segments of athletic execution. It is particularly vital for tennis players since the game is generally played in sweltering, sticky climate, and without a period restrain. Sadly, a ‘one-estimate fits-all’ approach doesn’t work for hydration. Why? Sweat rate and sweat sodium focus fluctuate drastically between people. It’s …

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Whether you’ve got a little basketball player on your hands or an aspiring gymnast, there’s a lot of power that your athlete will be missing if there’s no time spent building up their lower muscles. Thankfully, there are a variety of ways to work on that strength and help him/her progress. When it comes to …

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