BBQ great success – Thanks to everyone for coming out!

Thanks to everyone of our Silicon Valley Tennis family and everyone who showed interest in our program and came out to join our BBQ yesterday!We had a great time and interesting, helpful conversations, which are incredibly inspiring for us in growing and making the best Tennis program in Silicon Valley even better!

Adult program starting in September

We are very excited to announce our NEW adult program at Silicon Valley Tennis starting soon! Whether you look for beginner lessons, a mix of cardio, strength and tennis or look for a match play opportunity – WE GOT YOU COVERED! Check out our new adult program options and sign up today !

End of Summer Camp celebrations

THANKS TO ALL OF YOU WHO ATTENDED OUR SUMMER CAMP!!!

We celebrated the end of this years summer camp this week @SiliconValleyTennis and also Daniela’s birthday this week!

This was another great summer camp filled with fun, hard work, sweat, laughs, pool time, BBQ’s under the endless blue California sky!

Congrats Aaron & David!!!

SILICON VALLEY TENNIS dominates one of the biggest tournaments of the summer! Aaron, 14, and David, 18, have won the championship in heir age group at the Alpine Hills tournament! Congrats to this big win!

Both started as beginners @SiliconValleyTennis just a few years ago!

IMG_0447
Aaron, 14

NEW: Fall Program (October 17th-December 16th 2016)

Starting October 17th, we are offering a new 8 week program! Please see all the info regarding this new program below.

Register and pay ONLINE here

Continue reading “NEW: Fall Program (October 17th-December 16th 2016)”

SVT Student off to Cornell

Our singular high school senior student will be off to college in a few months, and we could not be more proud of this gentlemen. Aditya Goyal has been with Silicon Valley Tennis for a few years now, and through these past years we have witnessed him grow into a mature, intelligent, hard-working, and accomplished young man. Aditya has been especially persistent in the past two years, entering in as many tournaments as he can to raise his ranking, attending the High Performance clinic nightly, and speaking wit numerous college tennis coaches. Knowing the capabilities and tenacity of Aditya, we have no doubt that he will have much success in the years to come. We wish him nothing short of the best as he continues his next chapter of life, across the country! at Cornell University. Congratulations on your Cornell acceptance and keep up the good work, Aditya!

Sony Smart Tennis Sensor

As advanced technology is utilized in practically all fields and industry, finally the tennis community has a product that will completely alter the way a player trains and studies the game of tennis. Sony has developed a lightweight, wearable product that will track, record, and collect data on virtually every aspect of a player’s stroke and game. Simply attach the Smart Tennis Sensor to the bottom of a tennis racquet, and you are ready to start analyzing your game in-depth. A few data that the Smart Tennis Sensor can detect and display (via an app), include:

  • Number of shots hit
  • Ball contact spot
  • Swing type (i.e. forehand, backhand, volley, topspin, slice, etc.)
  • Racquet head speed
  • Ball speed and spin

Don’t just take our word for it though, learn more about the game-changing product in person! This Wednesday, July 29th at 11am, Silicon Valley Tennis will have a representative from Wilson who will be giving a presentation and demonstration of the Smart Tennis Sensor. Come join us and try out the new technology for yourself.

 

Sony Corp.'s Smart Tennis Sensor device, attached to the end of a tennis racket, is arranged for a photograph with a Sony smartphone displaying an app that tracks the data collected by the sensor in Tokyo, Japan, on Monday, Jan. 20, 2014. The development of wearable technology such as eyeglasses, watches and earpieces is expanding as consumers seek new ways to integrate computers into everyday life. Photographer: Yuriko Nakao/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Tennis Tip #1

Use an aggressive second serve as your first serve. 

By hitting aggressive second serves as first serves constantly, players will naturally improve the consistency and effectiveness of their second serve. They will also relieve some of the anxiety that comes when hitting second serves.

A consistent and well placed first serve is extremely effective. This will keep opponents guessing, leading to weaker returns, and help players establish dominance early in the rally. These advantages will help players understand the importance of placement and having high first serve percentages.

Coach Lassiter

 

Player Spotlight July 20th 2015

PLAYER SPOTLIGHT

Yuu Clay Court

This week, Silicon Valley Tennis would like to turn the spotlight onto a couple of our High Performance students.

Yuu Ishikawa recently competed in the Girls 12s Clay Court Nationals, with a tremendous run.  After a tough loss in the Round of 32, Yuu went on to win the northeast consolation, with a grueling 7-5, 6-4 win over the number 3 seed from Illinois. Yuu is currently 12 years old, and just this summer advanced from our Core Skills class to our High Performance class.

Aditya Win

 

Last week, Aditya Goyal won his first tournament,  competing in the Boy’s 18 Niru’s Tennis Academy Summer Junior Open Grand Prix. This was just the boost of confidence that Aditya needed, as he took out the number 1 seed in the semifinal before easily taking the win in the final round.

So when you see Yuu and Aditya returning to our practice courts this week, give them a high five and a pat on the back, for their stupendous efforts at these tournament events!