How Far Do Tennis Players Run In Match?

When I watch a tennis match I often wonder how far the players are actually running throughout the game. The court may be small, but with all the quick sprints and sharp changes of direction, I bet it adds up quite a bit. On average players may run anywhere between 2-5 miles during a 5 … Read more

How Do Tennis Players Earn Money?

When Wimbledon comes round every year, pundits and the media often talk about the staggering amounts of prize money the players can win. Even if you make it into the first round as a qualifier, you receive a big pay day, which can be useful for players not ranked in the upper echelons of the … Read more

How Much Do Tennis Coaches Make?

Whenever you watch a tennis match on TV, it’s often interesting to see a player glance at their coach in the stands, whether it’s for a good or bad reason. A quick fist pump, or a ‘Come on’ yell if a player is doing well, or a scream and evil glare if things aren’t going … Read more

Why Do You Water Tennis Courts?

I always look forward to my weekly run out on the tennis courts. But as I play outdoors, the weather is a big factor, especially playing in the UK. Very rarely do I play in ideal tennis conditions; blue skies, warm and no wind. At the moment, I only have the option of playing on … Read more

What Can You Do With An Old Tennis Court?

Very few people have the luxury of owning their own tennis court. While keen tennis players would love to have one of their own in their garden, for others it can be something they don’t need, or even a problem to deal with. If you have access to a court but it’s in a bad … Read more

Is It Harder To Play Tennis On Clay?

With the French Open 2020 in full swing, albeit a lot later in the year than normal, it’s interesting to see how some top players struggle on the surface, where as others seem to thrive. Anyone can see it plays very differently to hard courts and on the grass. But is it harder to play … Read more

How To Make A Clay Tennis Court

Along with everything else in 2020, tennis has had to adapt in the face of COVID-19. The Australian Open went ahead as normal, Wimbledon was cancelled completely, the US Open went ahead albeit without any spectators, and the French Open has been put back to the end of September. Consequently the clay court season, normally … Read more

Are All Tennis Courts The Same Size?

In this blog post we’ll take a look at the standard size of a tennis court, whether they should all be the same size and how much total space is required (including the surrounding area). The dimensions of a tennis court are regulated and set out by the International Tennis Federation under rule 1 in … Read more

How Long Does It Take A Tennis Court To Dry?

One of the drawbacks of playing tennis outside in the UK is the unpredictable weather. More often than not it’s windy, and rain can spoil some weekends. As a result, I’m certainly not what you would call a fair weather player. In fact, I’ve learned to adapt to playing tennis with the elements. Otherwise, I’d … Read more