Following the government’s decision to enter into yet another lockdown, millions of people have been left with no choice but to stay inside and temporarily miss out on the activities they’d normally do to pass the time.
From visiting the cinema to going into the office, the world has effectively had to stop in order to get a grip on the pandemic. And, while this is obviously vital, the onus is now on all of us to keep our heads up and change our lives to the temporary way of life.
So, if you’ve recently found yourself missing the squeak of your trainers on a freshly resurfaced tennis court, we’re here to help you get tennis back into your life during the lockdown.
And, since you can’t actually go to the courts at the moment, we have come up with a few ideas you can do from the comfort of your own home.
Get The Mirror Out
While it may sound slightly silly on the face of it, using a mirror to watch your tennis action can actually make a big difference to your game.
Whether it be your forehand, backhand, smash, volley or serve technique, there will likely be subtle things you don’t know you’re doing that will influence how effective your shot is.
As such, using a mirror to practice a few shadow strokes could help you identify these areas and make you feel more comfortable about swinging your racquet with a more fluid motion.
Utilise Your Space
Depending on how serious you are about improving your game, it could be worth getting creative with the tools you have available.
If, for instance, you have an outside wall on your house, clear some space, draw on a net-level white line and practice rallying with yourself against it.
Alternatively, if you’re tight on room, invest in a foam ball and practice volleying against a wall in your home. It may not be the most tiring form of exercise but it could significantly help improve your reactions and overall control of the racquet when you’re next playing singles or doubles.
Get In Shape
The gyms may be shut at the moment but that’s no reason to let your fitness falter. After all, there are a number of workouts you can do to keep in shape at home – from Joe Wicks’ online videos to going on runs around the local park.
Being fit is imperative when it comes to being a good tennis player, so the more you can do while in lockdown, the sharper you will be when you’re next able to be out on the court again.
And, to keep potential issues like tennis elbow at bay, consider combining a few yoga sessions mixed with rope jumping or low impact aerobics. Or, if you have a nagging injury, use this time to rehab it properly, while keeping your fitness up in other ways.
When you are finally able to return to the court, you’re going to want to make sure it’s in tip-top condition. So, why not utilise our help? Here at Sovereign Sports, we have substantial experience laying and resurfacing tennis courts, so contact us to keep your court looking great.