Players don’t always have access to the ice, so it’s imperative that we know what to do when we’ve got a slab on concrete to work with instead of the rink. Some of our most basic and best training exercises can be done off the ice and we’re sharing 10 of them today. Below you’ll …

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MaxRax Snowboard/Ski Storage Rack Displayed on Wall

The MaxRax Is The DIY Snowboard Storage Rack Alternative For The Non-Handy Man I’ve been a snowboarder for most of my life, and for most of my life, I’ve been able to appreciate just how cool a lot of snowboards look. It has been a bit of a goal of mine to install snowboard hangers …

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Warm-ups are the most important part of a day’s match or practice. Without the proper pre-activities, athletes can risk injury and lackluster performance. It’s important to prep your muscles for what’s about to go on at the court! Whether it’s for tennis or badminton, your upper body should be paid well attention to before the …

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Cheerleading is one of the most popular sports for kids and teens with almost 4 million participants in the USA alone in 2017. When it comes to competing as a cheerleader, it’s about more than just athletic ability. Of course, your jumps and your throws are always important, but your uniform is actually a part …

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Peewee hockey team playing in the ice skating rink

If your little guy or gal is determined to lace up some skates and hit the rink, you’re going to need to know a few important things. Youth hockey isn’t like a classic baseball team or soccer tribe, there are major differences in this sport and a lot of us aren’t attuned to what it …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Here’s a statement that should be obvious by now. Knowing how to hit strokes and knowing how to win under stress are different animals. The #1 statement I hear daily from concerned tennis parents is “My child’s the better player, yet they can’t win!” The solution lies in the school methodology of teaching. Here’s what I …

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If the skill you selected was within your players’ capabilities and you have done an effective job of introducing, demonstrating, and explaining it, your players should be ready to attempt the skill. Some players, especially those in younger age groups, may need to be physically guided through the movements during their first few attempts. Walking …

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Good tennis coaches recognize that athletes make two types of errors: learning errors and performance errors. Learning errors are ones that occur because athletes don t know how to perform a skill; that is, they have not yet developed the correct motor pattern in the brain to perform the skill. Performance errors are made not because …

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