Technique and Articles

Technique and Articles


At Adel Tennis Academy we pride ourselves on offering world leading tennis technique throughout our programme. Head Coach John Moore, worked for several years as a Biomechanics Advisor for the RPT, studying and applying the latest biomechanics and techniques in tennis. This included video analysis of many leading junior players from the UK and Spain, and video analysis and attention to detail remain key to the development of players of all ages. As part of his work in Biomechanics John has also worked closely with Brad Langevad, Australian Biomechanist coach to Pat Cash, Greg Rusedski. 

The use of leading biomechanics not only improves performance at the fastest possible rate but also minimises the risk of injury. Tennis should not create injuries whether to the shoulder, elbow, wrist, back, knees etc and we can help you avoid these. 

Central to the way technique is taught is to encourage both children and adults to use multiple grips and spins from the outset. Whilst this can initially seem daunting it prevents players becoming rigid and developing ‘fixed’ grips, and once mastered the use of different grips and spins makes the learning far easier and prevents injury. The shot fits around the grip and spin not the other way around.

We provide video analysis as a regular part of our coaching programme, particularly in individual lessons and squad sessions, parental permission required for junior players. If you are interested in individual lessons and/or would simply like us to take a look at a video of your shot, please email it (filmed at 45 degrees on the hitting side of the shot) to John Moore at [email protected]


Where we teach

Here are the Adel Tennis Academy venues where you can play.

  1. Adel Tennis Club ( A Section of Adel WMA)

    Adel Memorial Hall, Church Lane, Church Lane, LEEDS, West Yorkshire, LS16 8DE

  2. Holt Park

    Holt Road, Cookridge, Leeds, Yorkshire, LS16 7QD

  3. The Hollies

    Weetwood Lane, Leeds, Yorkshire, LS16 5NZ

  4. York St John University Tennis Centre

    Haxby Road Sports Park, Haxby Road, York, Yorkshire, YO31 8TA