Coaching Update.

Coaching all sorted for our first week back and some super effort from everyone on ‘movement’. We’ve been away from ball, to the ball plus forwards & backwards. More of the same next week to get rid of the summer break rust!

Chris Cunningham.

Senior Club Coach.

chris@chriscoaching.plus.com

Club Update.

At the time of writing, due to deadlines, I must give a preview of our Finals Day which was held on Sunday 10th September. 15 matches were due to be played ranging from the under 10’s event up to various senior singles, doubles and mixed. Also at the time of writing is a fairly mixed weather forecast- patchy rain with steady strong winds to really signal our transition from summer to autumn. With a bit of good fortune and many crossed fingers the day will have been a huge success with lots of new names on the trophies.

The patchy weather is only of concern as we’ve still got to wait a few weeks until our dome is installed for another winter of indoor activity. We’re aiming for early October again this year and, with all things going smoothly, should hit that target to ensure everyone can continue playing right through the rain, wind and frost.

Winter league starts very soon, also heralding the seasons change, and we have about a dozen pairs of hardy players set to represent the club against other teams from the Ipswich & District league. These pairs will be battling all through the winter to gain promotion by early Spring 2018.

The coaching program will also be in full swing once again by the time this plops onto your doormats with many players, both junior & adult, returning from a short summer break spent resting, playing matches or even starting with us at camps. There are many different sessions available to get you involved, even if you’ve never picked up a racket before, so get in touch with me and we’ll get you sorted.

See you on court!

Chris Cunningham.

Senior Club Coach.

chris@chriscoaching.plus.com

Coaching Update.

No fun sessions today- ALL activity resumes from Monday 4th September. I hope you’re all fit and keen to get going again! We’ll be working more on movement around/to the ball for the first couple of weeks.

Chris Cunningham.

Senior Club Coach.

chris@chriscoaching.plus.com

Coaching Update.

Coaching starts again soon so I hope we’re finding time to practise the ball placement on the serve? When the term starts we’ll be including more Spanish movement drills, particularly with the mini-players, to get you all moving!

Chris Cunningham.

Senior Club Coach.

chris@chriscoaching.plus.com

Coaching Update.

Coaching on a break but still lots of activity on court. Tournament matches getting sorted ready for our big day on Sunday 10th September. Make sure you get your matches organised to save a last minute scramble to fit it all in!

Chris Cunningham.

Senior Club Coach.

chris@chriscoaching.plus.com

Coaching Update.

Coaching on a break but great work from the juniors to get up to date with the tournament matches. We’ve only got 2 semi-finals remaining. There are still just a couple of spaces for summer camp at the end of August so get in touch if you’d like to grab one. Homework time: remember how much we were looking at the ball placement on serve? As you’ve got a bit of extra time (hopefully) how about putting a couple of minutes each day into perfecting the placement? You know it makes sense.

Chris Cunningham.

Senior Club Coach.

chris@chriscoaching.plus.com

Club Update

Ah, the summer tennis season. As I write it’s blowing a fierce gale outside and rain is hammering against the windows. Nothing to be worried about because I can remember this kind of weather at some time over the school holidays every year- at least one of the ‘big 5’ tournaments locally gets hit by it. Felixstowe, Framlingham and Frinton are scheduled to play on grass but they do have some alternative surfaces available if these glorious conditions continue…

The regular coaching programme may be on a break at the moment but there is still plenty of activity down at the courts on Iliffe Way. Both club mornings and evenings are attracting lots of players and it’s great to see many new members from our recent open day down at the club playing, practising and generally enjoying one of the regions best clubs. The annual club tournament is in full swing with both junior and adult events approaching the semi-final stages. With a bit of luck and the occasional reminder we should have everything set for finals day on Sunday 10th September.

Hopefully all our top players will manage to get through to the finals without picking-up any injuries which is not to be said for some of the pro’s. Federer had to take about 6 months off in order to return fully fit and win Wimbledon yet again. We’ve seen how Andy Murray has struggled with his left hip and now he, along with Maria Sharapova, are having to miss the Rogers Cup in mid August. Stan Warinka is also to miss the rest of this year through injury and of course Novak Djokovic has already announced his absence from the rest of this season.

And people think that tennis is an easy sport? Well, played as hard and fast as the professionals, it certainly is one of the most physically demanding of all sports.

We still have a couple of spaces remaining for our final summer camp at the end of August so any juniors under 12 still book a place if their parents contact me. The first week was a huge success with many new faces and some great work from assistant coach Liam Holmes.

We’d still like to welcome you to the club so if you’re keen to get started then there’s sure to be a session to suit. Get in touch with me and we’ll get you playing.

See you on court!

Chris Cunningham.

Senior Club Coach, SCC.

chris@chriscoaching.plus.com

Coaching Update.

First week of summer camp was a huge success with lots of new faces having fun. Many thanks to Liam Holmes for being such a great assistant and to all the children for working so well. See you next time!

Chris Cunningham.

Senior Club Coach.

chris@chriscoaching.plus.com

Coaching Update.

Matches week all sorted and results downloaded. Well done to you all for working so hard this term. The program begins again on 4th September with the time until then used for summer camps and tournaments. Good luck to all of you playing at Culford next week.

Chris Cunningham.

Senior Club Coach.

chris@chriscoaching.plus.com

Coaching Update.

Week 6, ‘serve variations’, all done. Well done to everyone taking their first steps into developing the most important shot of all. Next week we’re into match mode so let’s go out on a big high!

Chris Cunningham.

Senior Club Coach.

chris@chriscoaching.plus.com