Forehand Contact Point - Tennis Tips

Controlling the contact point of your forehand ground stroke.

When you watch the great champions of the game you will note that a contact point (where the ball hits the strings) is always out in front of the body with the strings facing the direction the player wishes to direct the ball. So whilst grips and backswings will vary, an out in front contact point is a consistent marker of a great forehand groundstroke. Take a look below at just a few great examples of this in action!

30 minutes per day. That's what we all need to be getting!

When it comes to health and exercise we all know that we could be doing more. But how much exercise should we all be getting?

According to the experts at the Australian Institute of Sport, 30 minutes per day is the optimal amount of time that we should be exercising per day. The campign they have launched to discuss this is the Find Your 30 campaign. The campaign looks at ways that individuals can try to find there 30 minutes in fun and interesting ways. From walking an extra block to work or simply taking the stairs instead of the elevator.  At home they suggest simple things such as washing your car, playing with the kids in the backyard, walking the block or even gardening in the yard. There are so many ways that we can all get more active, and the obvious other ways are through sport and fitness. Sport competitions, training, lessons, coaching are all great ways to get out and not just get active but also get social with the people around you.

For us, looking at ways to get children more active, we believe that the message needs to come from the top...their parents. By showing your children how easy it is to get active and to demonstrate it first hand, your children will naturally follow your lead and will emulate the habits you have throughout their life, hopefully right through into adulthood. We also believe that getting children involved in local sport carries the same benifits for them as it does for us adults. It keeps them fit, its social and its great for encouraging a positive mental outlook on life.

Below are a few of the AIS videos that show just how easy it is for all of us to get our 30 today!

 

ANZ Tennis Hotshots in 2019 - Melbourne

With the Australian Open now half way through, we thought we would take a look at the new ANZ Tennis Hotshots campaign being run through Tennis Australia. If you have been watching the tennins or simply been around Melbourne you will have surely noticed the ad's everywhere. We are part of this fantastic program and are thrilled to be affiliated & run it every single week of the year.

 

 

If you would like to find out more about our ANZ Tennis Hotshots programmes here in Melbourne, simply email us today at info@fitforkidsco.com.au 

SNAG Modified Golf Lessons - Melbourne

Snag golf takes the stigma out of golf by providing colourful clubs, softer balls and sticky targets to make it fun and friendly for people to join in. We find it incredibly useful for teaching kids and find they absolutely love the format. These school holidays we will be providing sessions around Melbourne. To find out where email us at info@fitforkidsco.com.au today! See you on the course

The Summer of Tennis has begun

With many of the incredible lead up tournaments beginning to take place around Melbourne and Australia, its safe to say that the summer of tennis has now officially kicked off! It's so great to see all the ANZ Tennis Hotshots ad's popping up and kids and adults from around Australia taking an interest in the sport of tennis in January. If you think that tennis could be your sport in 2019 we would love to be able to help. To find out more about our programmes, sessions and locations visit the website or email us at info@fitforkidsco.com.au today.

We cant wait to see you out on the court!

Fit For Kids Co
Sport & Fitness Coaching for children in Melbourne.