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Tim Bainton is Mid-Atlantic Tennis Professional of the Year

Basic Tennis Tip: How to Transition in Tennis

The key to a great transition to the net in tennis is the constant anticipation of a short ball. Professional players react to deep balls and expect short balls; club players tend to do the opposite. More than just a basic tennis tip, this is a tip that can change your game from good to […]

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Tim Bainton is Mid-Atlantic Tennis Professional of the Year

Volley Tennis Tips: Move Like a Streamlined Vehicle

When of the best volley tennis tips is to think of yourself like a sports car. When approaching the net, understand that the approach shot is the vehicle that gets you to the volley. If you choose to hesitate, and not move fluidly through your approach shot, it’s like driving an old beater; you will […]

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Tim Bainton is Mid-Atlantic Tennis Professional of the Year

Tennis Tip of the Day: Red Light, Yellow Light, Green Light

The tennis tip of the day is simple. It’s just like a traffic light; if the ball you are receiving is high and deep, that’s a red light – do not try and go to the net. If it is more neutral and with less spin,  that’s a yellow light – maybe you go, maybe […]

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Tim Bainton is Mid-Atlantic Tennis Professional of the Year

Tennis Serve Tip: Different Speeds for Better Service Rhythm

Tennis serve tip: when serving, remember that your non-dominant hand that is tossing the ball has approximately a third of the way to travel more than the dominant hand holding the racket. As a result, it is important to toss the ball “slow and deliberately” to maintain total control. Let your dominant hand allow the […]

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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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