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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September Junior Tennis Camp

Monday September 25 to Thursday September 28  2017 (9am to 12 noon each day). Looking for a fun sporting activity for kids over the school holidays? With 15 years experience running school holiday programs, Yarra Tennis have become Melbourne's kids tennis camp specialists. Our action-packed junior tennis camps are guaranteed to improve tennis and sporting ability for kids of all ages and standards. We provide the lot - racquets, equipment,, expert coaching, high-intensity tennis drills and games, match play and competitions. The 3 hour sessions run from 9am to 12 noon with a BBQ lunch included each day. Cost is $60.00 per [...]

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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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