pick my project
WE NEED YOUR VOTE.
Pick My Project is a Victorian-first community grants initiative to fund local projects that will benefit the local community. In conjunction with Gripping Potential Tennis Coaching we would like to provide much needed shelter for our tennis community. Please click on the link to vote & help us make it a reality to provide better conditions for our tennis lovers and attract new people to the sport and our club.
your Golf Membership includes tennis
Make the most of your golf membership and pick up a tennis racquet today! We are seeking players to make up weekend and night tennis teams – please contact us to express your interest.
If its been a while since you last played and think you might need a lesson or two to get your eye back, and some court practice in, we have a range of programs and lesson options available for you to select from; or you can register online at www.grippingpotential.com using the blue Class Timetable button on the top right corner and follow the prompts to enrol.
Please contact us for information on anything tennis related on email or 0402 296 835.
Get into Cardio Tennis
Forget doubles. This triples your fitness fun. Burn calories, increase your fitness and improve your game at the same time in this fun, music-fuelled group workout. Join us casually for just $15 per session, or purchase our 10 Class Pass for $135 and you’ll enjoy the 10th class on us. Our 10 Class Pass can be used at whichever sessions you like.
Tuesday: 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Thursday: 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Register online at www.grippingpotential.com using the blue Class Timetable button on the top right corner and follow the prompts to enrol.
T: 0402 296 835
2018 Australian Open Experience
Gripping Potential was fortunate enough to take 10 of our lucky ANZ HOT SHOTS clients on to the courts of the Australian Open on Friday, January 19. Sienna, who represents The Eastern Golf Club in tennis on Sunday mornings, was lucky enough to be one of the 10 participants. We had a fantastic day and each and everyone of the children realised exactly how lucky they were to have this experience. For more images of Sienna in action, please check out our Facebook Page.
december coaching tip : when to use the slice or backspin
The best time to use slice or backspin is when you are aiming to control your opponent from hitting lots of top spin. It keeps the ball low, and is a great technique for slowing down the pace of the rally. At the 2018 Australian Open pay close attention to when players use this shot. I particularly enjoy watching Federer use it to counter Nadal’s high-kicking shots.
The Eastern Golf Club’s synthetic courts play at a fast pace and the slice is definitely a shot players need to use to take full advantage of their opponents.
competition & Social Tennis
We are looking for junior and senior Competition players – if you have an interest in playing for a team please contact John. Alternatively, if social tennis is more your thing we are also looking to start a mid-week group. Please email John the days and times that would suit mid-week between 9am – 3pm and we will do the rest. John can also be contacted on M: 0419 188 908
october coaching tip : When to use an open-stance or a neutral stance?
The issue of which stance to use is one of the tennis forehand tips that every beginner player should look into.
Many players, especially beginners, are confused as to which is the best stance to use – the open stance or the neutral stance. There is no definite answer to this question since both stances have their own advantages and disadvantages – depending on the type of shot you are planning to execute. The open stance, for example, is the best strategy on baseline rallies; and when you are hitting an approach shot and you have a great chance to play at the net, then a neutral stance (where the feet are more closed) is ideal.
The bottom line here is whether you use an open stance or neutral stance, the most important thing is you are in proper balance during the shot.