Fed up with not having anybody to play tennis with around the North, Central and East London area? Would you like to improve on your technique in a relaxed environment? Would you like the opportunity to meet new people? If you are more interested in playing tennis for fun than being super competitive then this is the one for you. The idea is to meet at weekends and possibly during the week after work. There will be three options - knock about sessions - 'Drop in' games - Coaching from outside coaches For the time being i'm going to see how many people are interested in the idea. Once there are sufficient numbers i'll start organising some dates. Hopefully the group will attract a fun & social bunch from all over the world. After the games, we could get a drink and food or organise socials outside of the games. So come along - keep fit, meet other tennis players, and have fun! Re Insurance: we are an informal, social group so are not covered by any insurance. So please note we are not responsible for any injuries or lost occurred as a result of your participation. Please arrange your own if would like to be covered. You are advised to always warm up before playing.
Absolute Beginner - Just starting to play tennis OR has limited playing experience and is still working primarily on getting the ball over the net.
Beginner - May have had some lessons, but needs on-court experience andis learning to judge where the ball is going. Not yet able to sustain a rally of more than 5 strokes
Improvers - Can place shots with moderate success; can sustain a rally of slow pace, but is not comfortable with all strokes; lacks control when trying for power. Able to serve well but not consistent
Advanced improvers - Has stroke dependability and direction on shots within reach, including forehand and backhand volleys, but still lacks depth and variety; seldom double faults and occasionally forces errors on the serve. Serves well and is consistent
Advanced - Has dependable strokes on both forehand and backhand sides; has the ability to use a variety of shots including lobs, overheads, approach shots and volleys; can place the first serve and force some errors. Has mastered the use of power and spins; has found footwork; can control depth of shots and is able to rush the net with some success on serve in singles as well as doubles