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Patrick Escalambre | MTVAC Senior Teaching Professional

Tennis Footwork for Better Contact

Tennis Footwork is the foundation of a good tennis player. Having perfect looking strokes are great but movement and footwork are the key to executing these strokes.

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Mount Vernon Athletic Club Tennis Pro Jeremy Carl

Tennis Mental Strategy Tips

These tennis mental strategy tips can help you practice the way you would want to play in the big points. Practicing this will make you mentally more prepared and razor sharp.

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Tennis Instruction with Dartfish

Tennis Instruction with Dartfish: See Yourself Play

Technology can help you improve your game with video analysis. Dartfish is a software program that integrates tennis instruction and the digital age. Dartfish allows you to view and analyze your strokes to help you improve quicker.

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MTVAC Tennis Leagues - the GWTA Ladies and Tennis Pro Patrick

GWTA at MTVAC: Get your tennis leagues on

GWTA has been around for 42 years and yet its still keeping the exciting game of tennis alive. Mount Vernon Athletic Club has had the privilege of having teams compete in tennis leagues. It is a fun way to play more, meet new people, as well as to get your dose of friendly competition!

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MTVAC Tennis Camp for Kids

Summer Camps: Why Try Tennis for Kids

Our indoor summer camps will provide a safe and climate controlled place where your kids can learn and play the great game of tennis. Contact us to sign up!

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Patrick Escalambre | MTVAC Senior Teaching Professional

Know Your Tennis Strings

Choosing the right combination of tennis string will help take your game to the next level. Our team of knowledgeable professionals can point you in the right direction

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Patrick Escalambre | MTVAC Senior Teaching Professional

Tennis Tip: Grip Pressure

Grip Pressure is important! Why? Different shots require different grip pressures On a scale from 1-10 (with 1 being super light and 10 being way too tight), here is a quick look at some key shots that require a certain grip pressure. Serve – 3 (make sure you don’t let go of the racquet) Groundstrokes […]

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Patrick Escalambre | MTVAC Senior Teaching Professional

Tennis Tip: The Volley and Preparation

Tennis Tip Tuesday! Today’s Tennis Tip is about…the VOLLEY! Volley: One of the most important parts of the volley is the preparation. To be effective at the net, you must be ready for any shot (whether it be forehand volley, backhand volley, or overhead). When your opponent hits the ball, make sure you make your […]

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Patrick Escalambre | MTVAC Senior Teaching Professional

Tennis Tip: The Return of Serve

Tennis Tip Tuesday! Today’s Tennis Tip is about…the RETURN OF SERVE: The split step is key to an effective tennis return. To properly time your split step, imagine a box over the server’s head. When the toss goes in the box…SPLIT! While you should use an abbreviated swing on your return of serve, you shouldn’t […]

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Patrick Escalambre | MTVAC Senior Teaching Professional

Tennis Tip: The Service Toss for Tennis Balls

Today’s Tennis Tip is about how to successfully complete the tennis balls SERVICE TOSS: Nothing can ruin a great service motion like an inconsistent toss of the tennis balls. To improve consistency in the toss… Hold the ball in your fingers with all five fingers. Keep your wrist and elbow quiet (this means not flicking […]

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