David's Tennis Tip

Over the past few weeks on the court you have heard me talk about angles, angles, angles.When is it the right time to go for an angle shot? When should you decide to keep it deep? Most importantly, what do you change based on that decision? That's not easy.

For me, it's the height of my contact. If the ball is high, I will choose to change my grip to #3 or #4 (as described by the USPTA) and then do the best I can. Once I see that I have a low contact, I switch to a #2 or #1 grip. Use my legs and grind it back. 

For some of you, finding the continental grip isn't easy. That's ok. But your ready position can help you to prepare. Just get the racquet ready. You will be better prepared, and the proper grip comes naturally.

Enjoy your tennis,

David Edgar

 

Haze Haze go away, play tennis another day?

Whether or not to play tennis in hazy condition is ultimately up to you, we found this illustration by the Singapore government pretty clear.

Whatever you decide to do, there is no reason to panic. For healthy individuals, short-term exposure (i.e. over a few days) to haze will generally not cause any major health issues, other than irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat. In most cases, it is still safe to carry on with outdoor activities. However, you should drink plenty of water to stay hydrated, and individuals with existing chronic heart and lung conditions should ensure that medications are on hand and readily available.