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Tim Bainton is Mid-Atlantic Tennis Professional of the Year

Tennis Tip: Maintaining your Kinetic Chain

When serving make sure you do the following to maintain your Kinetic Chain and stay completely fluid: Relaxed starting position Allow yourself to feel the weight of the racket head Engage a soft knee bend and hip turn Engage an aggressive leg drive, hip release and racket head release Land on non-dominant foot and hop […]

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Tim Bainton is Mid-Atlantic Tennis Professional of the Year

Tennis Tip: Recognition

By definition recognition is to “See and Understand.” As tennis players, when the ball comes to us we must initiate a shoulder turn and first step upon immediately “seeing” the direction of the incoming ball off of the opposing players racket.  Then as we start to the ball we must “understand “the subtleties of the incoming shot, […]

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Tim Bainton is Mid-Atlantic Tennis Professional of the Year

Tennis Tip: Dealing with Nerves

I often tell my juniors that nerves only need to be felt and dealt with when the opportunity that presents itself is rare. For example, nerves are normal but they shouldn’t be present in a low level junior event when you can enter another one the following week, or a friendly doubles match when you […]

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Tim Bainton is Mid-Atlantic Tennis Professional of the Year

Tennis Tip: Own the Baseline

When at the baseline stay grounded to the fundamentals of tennis. If the ball is deep and pushing you back send it back deep cross court understanding that the court is longer diagonally and the net is lower. Don’t steer away from this basic fundamental. When the ball is shorter, then step in and consider […]

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