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What is Platform Tennis?

By Elysium Staff | Mar 24, 2015 | Comments Off on What is Platform Tennis?

Some still call it “Paddle Tennis” but the idea is generally the same.  The game is played with paddles similar to ping pong, rather than the larger tennis racquets, and a spongy, rubber ball about 2.5 inches in diameter. It was invented in 1928 as a way to keep the love of tennis going throughout…

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The 10,000 Hour Rule

By Elysium Staff | Mar 24, 2015 | Comments Off on The 10,000 Hour Rule

You’ve heard it from your parents, your peers, and your coaches.  If you’ve been paying attention, you probably heard it on ESPN and from the top players around the world too.  What are we talking about?  We’re talking about the one thing that can make a person a tennis champion:  Practice! Malcolm Gladwell postulated that…

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How to Improve Your Forehand Technique

By Elysium Staff | Mar 24, 2015 | Comments Off on How to Improve Your Forehand Technique

Looking for a few tips to getter more power and accuracy from your forehand swing?  We thought a series of posts to help improve your technique would get you geared up for an awesome spring and summer season. Adding Power Without getting overly complicated in describing the modern forehand technique (our instructors can help with…

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Improve your Tennis Swing with these Simple Tips

By Elysium Staff | Mar 24, 2015 | Comments Off on Improve your Tennis Swing with these Simple Tips

Are you looking to make improvements to your tennis swing here in Columbus and want some simple tips to work on when you hit the courts?   Keep a few of these pointers in mind and let us know what kind of improvements you see in your form.   Get Ready for that Hit! For starters,…

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Platform Tennis At Elysium

By Elysium Staff | Jan 11, 2013 | 1 Comment

Elysium Tennis is excited to have two platform tennis courts completed and we have our programs up and running. Elysium has three of the four PPTA Certified Teaching Professionals in Columbus on staff. In addition to teaching, Brian Heil, Kevin Hornik and Katya Yergina all play national platform tennis tournaments around the country and are…

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Alle Sanford Won The Girls 14s Midwest Closed for 2012

By Elysium Staff | Jul 13, 2012 | Comments Off on Alle Sanford Won The Girls 14s Midwest Closed for 2012

                Alle Sanford won the Girls 14s Midwest Closed for 2012. She is only 13 years old with makes the feat even more spectacular. She won the doubles and singles in the same year. She is the first from Elysium to do this in the same year. Alle…

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1st Elysium Juniors to Graduate From College

By Elysium Staff | Apr 28, 2012 | Comments Off on 1st Elysium Juniors to Graduate From College

Jessica Easdale and Becky Simon from the 1st wave of Elysium Juniors graduate from their respective colleges after playing 4 yrs. of college tennis. Becky Simon plays women’s varsity tennis for Ohio Wesleyan University and will graduate on May 13th of this year. Becky has lettered 4 times at OWU and has played 1st, 2nd,…

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Annie Yang Named to the Prince's Hot 100 List

By Elysium Staff | Apr 26, 2012 | Comments Off on Annie Yang Named to the Prince's Hot 100 List

Congratulations to Elysium’s junior Annie Yang for being named to the Prince’s Hot 100 List! Way to go! Click HERE for the full story.

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Jim and Kirsten Flower win third National Father/Daughter Championship

By Elysium Staff | Mar 30, 2012 | Comments Off on Jim and Kirsten Flower win third National Father/Daughter Championship

On March 18, Elysium Tennis teaching pro, Kirsten Flower, and her dad, Jim Flower, won the gold ball at the USTA National Father-Daughter Indoor Hard Court Championships in South Barrington, Il. In the final, Kirsten and Jim beat the top ranked team in the country, Jerry and Becky Morse-Karzan, by a score of 6-1 6-0…

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Elysium Girls Bring Home Another State Title

By Elysium Staff | Oct 26, 2011 | Comments Off on Elysium Girls Bring Home Another State Title

The doubles tandem of Lauren Bellinger and Sarah Stein (Dublin Jerome) won the Division I State Championship by defeating fellow Elysium players Lauren Ghidotti and Katie Shepherd (Bishop Watterson) in a three set thriller. All four girls made it to the state semis for the second straight season. The Jerome girls improved on their runner-up…

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