The Greatest Tennis Point of All Time

"People don't seem to understand that it's a damn war out there"    Haarhuis sliced the first serve to the deuce court out wide, but Connors had picked it up early and lunged a double-fisted backhand winner straight down the line. The crowd erupted with Connors, punching the air as he danced to the ad court, eyes bulging. Look at the way Rafa punches the air now in EXACTLY THE SAME WAY.

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A lesson in confidence

Armed with a rapier-like one-handed backhand “Budgie” once, embarassingly for the AIS, beat all the top Australian juniors (including Woodbridge, Fromberg and Stoltenberg) at a satellite tournament in Warrandyte. Leo coached Budgie to the first round of the Australian Open before a back injury cut down his hopes of a professional playing career which, until then, seemed likely.

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Decision-making – it’s what really counts

You've seen it before - Roger Federer lines up with what looks like an obvious dropshot, but then produces a slice forehand winner as his opponent stumbles forward - fooled by the sudden, deadly change of intent. As he prepares for the forehand, Roger, in a split second, must prepare, not for a dropshot, but as though he is going to hit a dropshot. All this while taking into account his opponent's court positioning (and where he thinks his opponent is expecting him to hit his forehand).  And it's not easy to [...]

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Wilson Ultra Demo Day

Wilson Global Ultra Demo Tour (AUS) – Eaglemont Tennis Club Come and join the Wilson Global ULTRA Demo Day at Eaglemont Tennis Club, test the new Wilson ULTRA racquets, have fun and win cool prizes including a Wilson ULTRA POWER PACK and a chance to meet Gael Monfils at the Australian Open. You can also participate in the ULTRA Challenge. Sign up for this special event […]

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“The First Serve” SEN 1116 interview

  SEN 1116 Interview  “The First Serve” radio interview with Shane Scrutton & Jemma Carbis (July 30 2017) Brett Phillips from SEN 1116’s “The First Serve” tennis radio program interviews outstanding Eaglemont Tennis Club junior Jemma Carbis and her coach Shane Scrutton from Yarra Tennis Coaching about her rise to the top of junior tennis. […]

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Scrutton captures State title

Local Eaglemont Tennis coach Shane Scrutton captured the ITF Victorian 45 and over Mens Claycourt Singles title with a convincing win at Royal South Yarra Tennis Club over the Queens Birthday Long Weekend. Despite being an unseeded wildcard entry, 46-year-old Scrutton cruised through the opening three rounds of the tournament for the loss of only 3 games, defeating 2nd seeded Timo Riippa in the quarterfinals 6-1, 6-2. Scrutton, Club Coach at Eaglemont Tennis Club, then defeated top seeded South Australian Martin Richards in a tight 6-4, 6-4 win which lasted over 2 hours. Scrutton was surprised at going through the tournament without dropping a set. "It [...]

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