Ethan Mason Sports helps to improve personal skills both on and off the court
Arriving at the tennis academy with Ethan Mason Sports on a Sunday, we were given a full day to help settle in and have a look around the amazing location.
The apartment was modern and comfortable and backed onto a private beach, which was stunning.
However, it was only on the first day, we all realised just how perfectly situated the accommodation was. Located along a quiet and luxurious marina, practically, the courts were only a two minute walk!
The training was world class. Hitting balls, with not only top quality coaches, but also with a range of high level full time players, and access players.
The week included developing skills on ball fed drills. We were able to prepare match plans, which then helped us to engage in doubles and singles matches, which were then played every afternoon. As well as all that we were put through our paces by being involved in valuable fitness sessions, which were carried out by the top quality coaches.
This amazing experience helped to develop my mental and physical game. I felt that I was able to challenge myself by really pushing both my fitness and tennis skills to the limit. This has allowed me to feel more confident both on and off the court.
Overall, the trip to Soto Tennis Academy was unforgettable and the intense schedule has massively improved my game and relationship with players. I will do anything to revisit.
I just want to say a big thank you to Ethan Mason Sports for making this event possible, it was well organised and well worth the experience!
Written by Harry Walker
Ethan Mason Sports facilitate life-changing experience
It seems obvious that there’s a link between the amount of tennis played and the improvement over time. Actually finding an opportunity where you can play tennis for over 20 hours of the week; training like a “full timer” WITH full timers is a rarity – at least without paying excessive amounts in fees a year.
As an intermediate player that started tennis a year and a half ago, hitting with ranked players or soon to be ranked players from all backgrounds and nationalities, I can tell already my game has improved.
Fitness wise, learning quality stretches and techniques was a bit of a blessing to my game; seeing as I was originally known as “lazy and immobile” when on the court. Mentally I was often weak and when I was losing, it wouldn’t be surprising to see me give up or throw away easy points. Learning the “every ball matters” philosophy and watching players drenched in sweat, (both older and younger than me) run down every ball and leave every point content that they had tried their hardest was inspiring.
Technically, of course, I have picked up skills and concepts that will inevitably help my game.
I doubt this all would have been possible within a week, without the skill, experience and patience of the expert coaches at SOTO Tennis Academy.
When we were all struggling, they gave vital encouragement. When we were frustrated, they aligned Birmingham with the palm trees and high temperatures of Sotogrande. When we were overwhelmed, they reminded us that “pressure was a privilege”.
It’s not just tennis that I have improved in, but also translatable people skills; as well as mental techniques and positive mind-set tricks. This I feel has helped in all other aspects of my life.
I don’t think I could have learned what I have learned within 1 week, 15 years old, without the experience of SOTO Tennis Academy and also without the guidance of Ethan Mason Sports, who have made this opportunity possible for me.
Ethan Mason Sports is not just about tennis.
Learning tennis is as easy as 1-2-3 with an Ethan Mason Sports tour.
Are you excited about the huge sports competitions taking place this year, like the Olympics and Euro 2016?
Are you feeling inspired to get involved in a sport?
Keeping fit and learning a sport can feel amazing.
And if you want to discover the joy of tennis, there has never been a better way to learn thanks to special tennis tours from Ethan Mason Sports.
Choose from a fantastic range of destinations where top coaches will give you the knowledge and skills you need to learn this exciting game.
While enjoying the trip of a lifetime you can perfect the following moves:
Try slicing your racket under the ball, this will make the ball spin backwards and bounce low. This will force your opponent to stretch hard for the ball.
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Using your racket, smash the ball, using a strong overhead volley that can be difficult for your opponent to defend.
No need to look elsewhere for a tennis holiday, an Ethan Mason Sports tennis tour will smash all of your expectations.
3) TOP SPIN
If you hit the ball powerfully enough over the upper part it will add topspin, which will cause the ball to gain speed when it bounces on the opponent’s side.
With our guidance and support, you will be wowing your opponents with your top moves before you know it.
Want to learn more? Then contact Ethan Mason Sports and we can arrange the perfect tennis tour for you. The hardest thing you will have to do is decide which fantastic destination you want to visit!