Monthly Archives: February 2016

Coaches Corner: Spanish Basket

70a20ab5-12bd-4de0-a789-39ed656a2ae4The coach feeds the ball to four different positions on the court. First ball deep to forehand, second short to backhand, third deep to backhand and finally short to forehand. The number of balls and speed must vary depending on the fitness level of the player.

Teaching points:

  • athletic first step to the ball,
  • weight transfer especially on the deeper ball
  • vary the type of shot. Higher on the deep ball, flatter on the shorter ball.
  • early preparation.

BTC 2016 update, Ireland & app update

Hey Tennis Fan,

e69d9482-68f6-430e-a584-597efa3b894dthe Brits performed amazingly across in Melbourne which is hopefully inspiring us all to get on the court and play. I personally have been competing in the British over 35 championships which was my first competitive singles tournament in over 5 years. I managed to sneak to the final narrowly losing to my good friend and world number 5 Barry Fulcher.

New App Features

As always we have been trying to improve the app. We have introduced the Fast4 scoringsystem to allow people with busy schedules the opportunity to still get on court and compete.

We have introduced a new competitive leaderboard in the app. The default leaderboard is 2016 – it shows players who have earned points this year. At the end of the year, the lucky player at the top of the leaderboard will be getting a great prize.

Look out for these new features next week.

Launch in Ireland

The Tweener family is growing as we pass 850 users and we have quietly launched the app across in Ireland. Welcome aboard all our Irish players. Over the next few months we can hopefully push the app more over there.

Leagues

The current Tweener winter leagues are well underway with 19 matches completed and 5 in progress across the 7 locations. The final date for all matches to be played is 31st March. Hopefully with the lighter and brighter nights more matches will be completed. Well done to everyone who has battled the elements and been out there.

BTC 2016

After the success of last year we are delighted to announce that the 2016 Tweener British Challenge will be held between June and August for qualifying with the finals weekend being indoors at Tipton Sports Academy near Birmingham on the 29 & 30th of October. Again £3000 prize money will be split across the four divisions. This year we will go from 8 to 12 qualifying locations across the country and with the help of you and the governing bodies we hope to increase entries to 500 for this year’s event. So please start spreading the word!