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

Coaching Update.

Week 5, all about serve, done. Some great work with the newer players getting on that tough road to ‘chopper/continental’ grip and some big improvements from the more seasoned players generating extra racket head speed and spin. We’re at it again next week to see where the advantages are from a full set of serves: slice, flat & kicker.

Chris Cunningham.

Senior Club Coach.

chris@chriscoaching.plus.com

Club Update.

It’s been a very busy time at the club lately, as is usual for this time of year. The team matches are coming to the end of their schedule, usually around the end of July, and internal tournament matches are also being contested. It’s no surprise that with Wimbledon all over the TV we see more people coming down to emulate their heroes!

The draw for SW19 is still wide open with 4 British players reaching the 3rd round for the first time in 30 years- hopefully this great start can be converted into presence in the second week but it will be tough. Andy Murray seems to be coping with the sore hip that has plagued him for the last couple of weeks and Johanna Konta certainly looks to have the firepower and determination to reach the final. As I write we’re just approaching the middle weekend so there’s a fair amount of gazing into the crystal ball for this.

On Sunday 9th July we held our annual open day down at the courts. Lots of people were involved welcoming new faces looking for a chance to hit some balls and generally find out a bit more about the club. We were offering a chunky discount for brand new members who were enticed by the sights at Wimbledon and want to try this fantastic sport for themselves. If you couldn’t make it to the club on the day you can still come along to any of the coaching sessions to ‘test the water’. We welcome new members all through the year particularly as we have an indoor facility through the winter months.

Tennis is a sport that stays with you for life and can give real benefits to your physical and mental wellbeing. Improved strength, stamina, flexibility, agility and decision making are just some of the areas known to improve or to become sharper when participating in a fast, dynamic sport such as this. There are also the huge social benefits of making new friends, travelling to new clubs for matches and the ability to let off some steam after a hard day at work.

If you’d like to know more then get in touch and we’ll get you started.

Chris Cunningham.

Senior Club Coach.

chris@chriscoaching.plus.com

Coaching Update.

Week 4 finished with some great work on b/hand slice to approach the net. Next week we’ll be looking at serve a little more closely as it’s grass season!

Chris Cunningham.

Senior Club Coach.

chris@chriscoaching.plus.com

Coaching Update.

Week 3 completed and, as we’re into the short grass season, some great work on approaching the net behind big g/strokes. We’ll be developing this again next week with some work on slice and angles.

Chris Cunningham.

Senior Club Coach.

chris@chriscoaching.plus.com