2c is a proud partner of the Qatar Tennis Federation. We filmed this exclusive, on-court session with a group of tennis coaches in Qatar on the 5Rs in the stroke production cycle. In part 2, we demonstrate the foundation of the stroke production cycle as a series of linked elements – and the importance of teaching any stroke using a logical sequence.
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Follow the full sequence of the 5Rs of the stroke production cycle
Ready position/condition (Ready)
See how the ready position is based around technique and how the ready condition is the mental state of the player before receiving the ball from the other end of the court. Players need to be both physically (ready position) and mentally (ready condition) ready to react to the incoming ball.
Receiving Skills (Read)
Richard discusses with the coaches the importance of reading your opponents movement, the ball characteristics of the incoming ball, positioning and shot selection. They also discuss just how early to anticipate and make decisions.
Set up (React)
The importance of reacting to the incoming ball and the set up in relation to receiving the incoming ball.
Follow through (Racket)
Here Richard and the coaches discuss the different phases of the stroke, from the take back to the contact point, and finally the follow through.
The importance of the recovery to finish the stroke production cycle and to be ready for the next incoming ball.