The Hopman Cup can be called unique and even paradoxical, combining the features of some world tournaments and at the same time unlike any of them. But first things first…
The tournament is on the first line in the calendar of famous tennis players and fans. Why only famous? Because the organizers (until 2002 – director Paul McNami, since 2002 – the International Tennis Association, and since 2012 – the Australian Tennis Association) decide for themselves whom to invite to the competition, and there are only 8 vacant places. Continue reading
Sliced or, as they are also called, slices are hits in which the player gives the ball a lower lateral or lower rotation. A slash to the left is an important component of tennis technique. During execution, the ball rotates around a horizontal axis in the opposite direction to its flight. A slashed strike is considered quite insidious, because it is difficult to repel the enemy due to the strong reverse rotation in combination with a low rebound. Using a slice will allow you to catch an opponent by surprise, changing your length and direction abruptly and quickly. The process of learning this tennis element is not very difficult. Continue reading
A candle in tennis is called a high ball sent over the net. Usually this method is used in defensive actions against a tennis player coming out close to the net or in order to pull time and have time to return to the starting position.
The candle is similar in technique to the usual blows on the right or on the left, the differences are only in some nuances that affect the trajectories. Serious problems for the opponent are a twisted candle, which is extremely effective when the vis-a-vis decides to go out to the grid. With a correctly executed hit, the ball flies quickly and abruptly bounces off the court, making it difficult to receive. Continue reading