What tennis strategy should i use?

Question by George Z: What tennis strategy should i use?
My strengths are: 1.consistent and powerful backhand
2. Able to return the ball while running
3. Improving serve
4.Play with topspin
5. Can really play cross court
My weakness are:1. Powerful but inconsistent forehand
2. Inconsistent volleys
3. Improving, but beginner like slice
So if you guys can help me, that would help!

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Answer by Tennis Coach
I have been playing tennis for a while now and this is my main strategy, don’t concentrate too much in the first 3 games, make your opponent run, learn his/her weakness, that way you can target they and give them the shots its difficult for them to get.
Dont worry if you have a weakness of volleys it will improve over time, as you said you are good at takeing shots while you are running, so play baseline and just inscase your opponet slices the ball up the net, you can run and toss the ball in another direction.

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What’s the best possible way to revise for the english exam?

Question by Iftikar: What’s the best possible way to revise for the english exam?

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Answer by Nilofer
Testing times: shaking up your exam preparations will stimulate the mind and help you remember all those important facts

1 Go public -Make a detailed revision timetable on a large piece of paper (A3 at least) and post it up somewhere that everyone can see it. That way, everyone knows what you are meant to be studying and when. Strangely enough, letting other people know your plans actually lightens the load, because then it’s not just down to you to motivate yourself. Rather like getting married, you feel more committed to your vows if a lot of people have seen you make them at the wedding.

2 Catch the worm -Just like those wriggling soil-dwellers, facts are at their most available and digestible first thing in the morning. Start at 9am, and you can get the bulk of your revision done early, so you don’t spend the rest of the day feeling crushed under the weight of unread A4 folders.

3 Ask questions of yourself -Facts are sluggish, passive creatures and lie piled up inside your head, without giving off any signs of life. You can, however, awaken them through the power of questions. So when you’re making notes, don’t just write down “The Battle of Naseby was fought in 1645″; instead, put “When was the Battle of Naseby?” in one column, and write “1645″ in an opposite column. Cover up the answer and each time you get it right, you’ll feel a small, pixie-like pat on the back.

4 De-digitalise -You should unplug your computer or laptop, as it’s simply too tempting to go off roaming the wide, open spaces of Web-fordshire, instead of ploughing through the causes of the agricultural revolution. It is also imperative to turn off your mobile phone (one distraction too many).

5 Come up with mnemonics -The word stands for Make Names Easily Memorable by Organising Nominated Initial Characters. The website Student UK suggests My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nine Pizzas as a way of remembering the nine planets in order of distance from the sun (Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto).

6 Believe in bananas -Take a leaf out of the top tennis players’ book and make use of this potassium-rich performance-enhancer to raise your energy levels. When Federer and Nadal need a lift, they don’t reach for a courtside cup of black coffee, they dip into their kitbags and unzip a banana.

7 Act out the French Revolution -If you’re studying King Lear for English A-level, your teacher will take you to a performance of the play. Unfortunately, if you’re doing history, you can’t just go off in a minibus and see 200-year-old events taking place. You can, however, re-enact them in your own home. Get one or two classmates over, share out the parts – one person can play Louis XVI and the French aristocracy, one person Robespierre and Danton, another the Parisian mob. Work your way from the Storming of the Bastille (1789) up to the Fall of the Directory (1799).

8 Make the stairs work for you -Let’s face it, travelling between the ground and first floor of your home is pretty much dead time. In which case, why not put those stair-minutes to good use by placing revision cards on each step. Try the kings and queens of England, for example. Start at William The Conqueror (1066) and by the time you reach the first turn, you should be at Richard II. If you run out of stairs, do the Normans and Plantagenets one day, the Tudors and Stuarts the next. If you live in a flat, line the monarchs in order along the hallway.

9 Quality time-Ask friends over for a revision session. With things like dates and vocabulary, it’s always better if someone else is testing you, rather than you testing yourself (and peeking at the answers).

10 Watch television-Of course you shouldn’t try to learn the periodic table of chemical elements while watching Columbo reruns or a Shopping Channel knitwear special. But that doesn’t mean you can’t record a favourite programme and watch it as a treat, between your morning and afternoon revising time.

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Is tennis an easy sport to pick up?

Question by Skipper: Is tennis an easy sport to pick up?
I’ve participated in a lot of sports, but this Spring I wanted to try something new. Instead of rugby, I was thinking maybe tennis. Is that an easy sport to pick up? I’m pretty good at hand eye coordination and other sports and I’m in shape. Basically, would I have a hard time learning the game? I’ve played just for recreational fun, but never on a team.

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Answer by PWD
It’s not hard to learn the fundamentals, it just takes a little time to get used to a swing. When i first started i was out of control for the most part because i never swung a racket before. The more you play the more you will adapt is all I can say. As for rules and stuff they’re pretty simple. No need to worry over that stuff.

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What should I bring to volleyball tryouts?

Question by kembie: What should I bring to volleyball tryouts?
What should I bring to Volleyball tryouts?

Should I buy kneepads?
Do you wear crew or knee socks for volleyball?

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Answer by mleannoxo
I would definitely go get some kneepads… even if you don’t make the team you could use them in the future (possible camps… etc.) Also, I would go with knee socks. I wear both, however, I only wear my crew socks when I’m wearing my “Active Ankles”, which are like ankle braces… which you most likely don’t need right now.

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Which of the martial arts is best for us?

Question by Freeze: Which of the martial arts is best for us?
My sister and I want to take a martial arts class, but we don’t know which to take.

I’m 21 and she’s 19. We’re both around 5’7″ and 125 lbs. Neither of us is very strong, which is one of the reasons we’d like to take a martial arts class. :)

Anyway, we have no past experience with these at all, but we’d like to learn something that we could help us stay in good shape and that we could use in self defense if necessary.

Any advice?

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Answer by X-Dude88
I recommend Muay Thai

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really fun activities that are good exercise?

Question by Nikki G: really fun activities that are good exercise?
Does anyone know about any really fun activities that will also get you sweating or your heart beating. Like rollerskating or swimming, you dont even know that you are exercising!

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Answer by Summer
Playing any sport with a friend is fun such as tennis or badminton or basketball and things like playing frisbee in the park with someone or throwing a ball to your dog and running after it are also great ways to burn calories, without being constantly aware that you are exercising. Also something like a dance class is really good exercise, fun and you get to learn a new skill. Even things like going paintballing are good for calorie burning.

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I have a question about older tennis racquet models?

Question by Bryan Lee: I have a question about older tennis racquet models?
My dad gave me a Yonex Rexboron 27 as a gift a while back when I started to play tennis. I hit great with the racquet but everyone says its a horrible racquet to use. Are older model racquets really that bad? and are they out classed and Inferior to the modern tennis racquets made today? Also, if you know, is the racquet my dad gave me indeed a “horrible” racquet to play with?

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Answer by antonin
The reason You played well with it is because it Felt good, + racquet’s effect on Your game beyond(feel) is under 10%.
The one disadvantage of playing with old frame is that it goes dead(no spank). Pros don’t use same frame longer than 3 weeks(they hit hard)
One day try demo of the latest and compare the Feel.

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who is more dominent on their respective surface?

Question by James V: who is more dominent on their respective surface?
Federer in grass? or Nadal in Clay
I feel Nadal is more superior in clay and almost he is unconquerable but Federer is not so dominent in grass as Nadal is in clay .Federer struggles against Nadal in last year Wimbledon and Nadal almost threatens to win it and missed by a whisker
And Do you think Roger Federer Tennis is on Decline?

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Answer by da plug
Even though I like Federer, Nadal is unstoppable on clay as you saw at the French Open.

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How come I learn things so fast?

Question by JayR: How come I learn things so fast?
I’m being serious. I was taught to play Darts 3 weeks ago, I can now keep up with a person that use to be in a professional league. Same goes for Disc Golf, Tennis and anything else I’m taught. At my new job, my boss said I pick up on things easily. But why? How come I’m good at anything I try?

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Answer by Adrienne
Because you give your best at everything you do. Way to go!:]

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What programs to do in the summer?

Question by casandra: What programs to do in the summer?
Something like a sport, hobby, or any other suggestions. Please do not say stay home or go somewhere!

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Answer by Hannah
Sand volleyball is always fun, if you can get enough people together and have a place to play. It’s super fun in the rain, too.

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