R January 08, 2017

Ask-the-Pro: Tennis Elbow
Unfortunately, sooner or later, most of us have to suffer through the dreaded tennis elbow.  Between 10 and 50 percent of players suffer from tennis elbow so you’re not alone. And as most of us find out – rest doesn’t help. Tennis elbow occurs when repetitive forces cause micro-trauma injuries to the tissues around the elbow.  

Common initiating factors include: using a new racket, using nylon strings that are too tight, oversized grips, playing in the wind, hitting ‘heavy wet balls’. In addition, if you suddenly increase your playing intensity and couple this with poor technique, especially the backhand and serve, you reduce your body's ability to withstand these forces and develop tennis elbow. Striving for that little extra can really hurt you!  More ..> 


Ladies Grade Result Score Position
Manly 1 1.1 Lost 3-5 2
Manly 2 1.2 Won 7-1 1
Manly 3 1.3 Lost 1-7 7





Men's Grade Result Score Position
Manly 1 1.1 Lost 3-5 2
Manly 2 1.3 Won 4-2 4
Manly 3 2.1 Won 5-3 5
Manly 4 2.2 Lost 7-0 5
Manly 5 2.3 Won 7-1 3
Manly 6 2.5 Lost 2-6  6
Manly 7 2.6 Lost 2-6 4
Manly 8 2.7 Won 6-2 4
Manly 9 3.1 W/out


Ask-the-Pro: Keys to Basic Dubs
We are at the ‘pointy end of the stick’ approaching the play-off rounds in the Sydney Badge competition. Several players have asked for a quick grab on doubles tactics to try to give them an edge. Click here to learn a few basic keys to consider – none of which require you to make any changes to your basic game.

The Rules: Foot Faults
There have been a few recent altercations over foot faults during Badge.
Badge Rule 27 covers “Foot faults” and says --It is desirable that players should pay special attention to the observance of the ITF Foot-fault rules, which read as follows: Immediately before commencing to serve the Server shall stand with both feet at rest behind the baseline and within the imaginary continuation of the centre mark and side-line, Therefore, until the service has been delivered s/he shall: a. Not change his position by walking or running b. Not contact the baseline or the court inside the baseline before the ball is struck. A foot-fault may only be called by a baseline umpire or central umpire.
Bottom line: While you can ‘politely ask’ your opponent not to blatantly foot fault, nevertheless you can’t call foot faults. Even so, be prepared for a push back should you raise the issue.


Here’re a couple of links to articles you may find of interest:
• What is the Optimal Speed for Exercise (fivethirtyeight.com)
• 8 True Tests of Your Overall Fitness (runnersworld.com)

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