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Tennis uses the language of life. Advantage, service, fault, break, love — the basic elements of tennis are those of everyday existence, because every match is a life in miniature. – Andre Agassi

Vondrousova bidding to build Grand Slam momentum

Playing with freedom rather than inhibition and overcoming the fear of failure are hallmarks of modern sport stars. Listen to Marketa Vondrousova and she certainly fits the bill: the 19-year-old is clearly not scared of defeat. “It doesn’t matter how...

Mintegi del Olmo and Tirante seal maiden Grade A titles

Spain’s Ane Mintegi del Olmo and Thiago Agustin Tirante of Argentina toasted the maiden Grade A titles of their career after triumphing in the girls’ and boys’ singles respectively at the JA Porto Alegre in Brazil. Mintegi del Olmo conquered...

IMPROVING THE CONDITION AND COORDINATION OF YOUNG TENNIS PLAYERS

INTRODUCTION In modern tennis athleticism is becoming more and more important. In order to succeed in the future, top players will have to have above average capabilities in the areas of physical fitness and coordination. This can only be accomplished...
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Physical support in specific (footwork) situations

Summary A combined training method of general and oriented training, integrated and specific training is a key factor in ensuring the proper development of tennis players. This presentation highlights some of the most frequent coordination and moving elements in tennis, and...

France and Russia score 14&U Winter Cups wins

France and Russia have won this year’s 14 & Under Tennis Europe Winter Cups by HEAD by claiming victory at the final rounds of the indoor team competition of the boys’ and girls’ events respectively. The Czechs just failed to...

Burel crowned 2018 ITF Junior Masters girls’ champion

France's Clara Burel exorcised the ghost of finals past to beat Maria Camila Osorio Serrano of Colombia and seal the title of 2018 ITF Junior Masters girls’ champion in Chengdu on Sunday. Current world No. 2 Burel had contrived to stumble...

Tauson tears into Chengdu semifinals

Clara Tauson surged into the 2018 ITF Junior Masters semifinals with an undefeated round-robin record in Chengdu courtesy of an emphatic 62 64 victory over Canada’s Leylah Annie Fernandez. The Dane has sent all three opponents tumbling at the Sichuan...

Tseng soars into Junior Masters final

A scintillating performance from world No. 1 Chun Hsin Tseng set up a silverware showdown against Brandon Nakashima in the ITF Junior Masters final on Sunday. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZVXj-DRUis Tseng’s shotmaking had the Sichuan Tennis Centre’s crowd on their feet at times during...

Wang sad as injury forces Chengdu withdrawal

World No. 1 Wang Xiyu has expressed her disappointment after injury forced the home favourite to withdraw from the 2018 ITF Junior Masters in Chengdu. Wang Xiyu received treatment during the opening set of her surprise 64 62 defeat to...

Osorio Serrano revives title chances in Chengdu

A revitalised Maria Camila Osorio Serrano breathed new life into her 2018 ITF Junior Masters campaign by conjuring victory over world No. 1 Wang Xiyu, who later on Thursday withdrew from the Chengdu tournament due to injury. Osorio Serrano proved a different...