Bill Tilden: Triumph and Tragedy
William Tatem Tilden II (02.10.1893 - 07.07.1953) was born in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania, USA) in a wealthy family of immigrants from the United Kingdom. He was a painful child, his mother…

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Dwight Davis - Founder of the Davis Cup Tournament
Dwight Filley Davis was born July 5, 1879 in St. Louis (Missouri) in the family of a successful businessman, from the English family of aristocrats who arrived in the New…

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BLOW TO RIGHT IN BIG TENNIS
A very important element common to all professionals is the setting of the hand at the time of the end of the swing. With all the variety of forms and…

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Jacques Brunion

The fourth of the musketeers, the oldest of them, has always been the main support for his comrades. Modest, restrained, he in a single game could not reveal all that he was capable of. And this is a pity, because his varied and attractive game posed serious problems for an opponent of the highest class. Lacoste, for example, felt very uncomfortable, encountering the always unexpected blows of Bryunion, and Tilden had to give all his best to achieve victory. His hit on the right, very quick and very individual, was carried out by a short backswing, due to which the direction of the ball’s flight was carefully masked. Unexpectedly strong brush gave the ball a rebound effect. In particular, Brunion’s famous twisted candle, Continue reading

CANDLE AND WAYS OF ITS APPLICATION

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

SHOCK FROM SUMMER AND FEED

In order to learn how to play in the summer, a tennis player must make an effort and be as concentrated as possible, trying to attack sharply and accurately. Tennis technique provides for two versions of this technical element – flat or cut blows. Slices are more universal, and most experienced players use them, considering them more effective when playing in the summer, due to their high accuracy.

Flat ones are intended primarily for hitting the ball, the flight of which takes place at a fairly high level. This technique is intended for those cases when the tennis player is located close to the net and does not Continue reading

Psychological installation for tennis players
The specificity of tennis is that any tournament, even the highest rank, consists of individual matches. It all starts with a victory in one match, which is the desired link…

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Grand Slam Don Baj
American John Donald Budge became the first tennis player who managed to win all the Grand Slam tournaments in one season. In the future, only a few athletes succeeded in…

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Suzanne Langlen - the pride of France
Susanne Lenglen (05/24/1899 - 07/04/1938) - an outstanding French tennis player, who left a bright mark in the history of sea tennis. She was a two-time Olympic champion in 1920,…

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