Game, Set, Match
With Wimbledon being cancelled this year, perhaps this is the time to perfect your own tennis skills by bringing the game to you. Check out our list of the best tennis tips and tricks...and who knows, maybe you’ll be on the court next year…
Simple Training Techniques
Dust off your rackets and find a space to practice. From your garden to a brick wall, these basic techniques will make you feel like a pro in now time.
First up, watch Nick from Intuitive Tennis as he takes you through a number of drills you can do against a wall. The drills are made to improve your footwork, reflexes, consistency and timing.
When lockdown hit, many people who usually spend time on the court were left empty handed. Luckily, YouTube channel Top Tennis Training came to the rescue with a series of videos on how to improve your tennis techniques at home - no gym, no court, no special equipment needed. Check out their top five tips:
Take it to the court
If you’ve got a court at home, or live near a park where tennis courts are open again, here are some videos to help improve your game once you’re ready to go.
Every great match starts with the perfect serve, so check out Essential Tennis’s video on their four top tips to serve technique. Understand service motions, what to do and what not to do, and what style your favourite players use:
Are you a beginner who wants to look like a pro as you play? Simple! Check out Top Speed Tennis’s three tips to faking it til you make it. Take to the court and wow everyone:
Tennis Ball Trick Shots
Once you’ve got the basics mastered, it’s time for a bit of fun. Put all your techniques to the test with some trick shots!
For a more simple approach to trick shots and to work on your aim, take to your garden and set up some buckets (or laundry hampers like hollyromero8!) and see who can get the ball in from the furthest away:
And, for the pros out there, can you beat kristyborza’s trick shot attempts against the wall of her house?
And, if you’re really missing the game, check out #WimbledonRecreated, where commentator Andrew Cotter brings to like a different kind of Championships...with the help of a few familiar faces! Get your toilet roll courts ready, grab a racket (wooden spoon, ironing board, or frying pan), and get playing! And don’t forget the strawberries and cream…