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

Can Dogs Go On Tennis Courts?

Are dogs allowed on tennis courts? Why do dog owners like their dogs using them? Why do many tennis players not like it? Are tennis courts bad for dogs? In all my years playing tennis on my local courts, I’ve never seen dogs and their dog owners using them. To the best of my knowledge, … Read more

5 Tennis Rules Involving The Net

Like any sport, tennis is full of rules. Some are quite obvious, like the ball can only bounce once on each side of the court during a rally, or you have to serve into the service box diagonally opposite to you. However, there are several tennis rules which are less obvious, and many of these … Read more

5 Types Of Tennis Rackets

When I started playing tennis a few years ago, I had no idea what tennis racket to buy. I went to my local sports shop and just grabbed a blue and black one with a ‘W’ in the middle of the string pattern! It just happened to be a Wilson Ultra 105 racket, and I … Read more

Why Do Teachers Put Tennis Balls On Chairs?

I have to say this looks like a strange sight to me 🙂 It’s something I never saw in the classroom when I was a boy, but it seems putting tennis balls on chair legs certainly happens at some schools. Why do teachers do this? What’s the reason for it? Why do teachers put tennis … Read more

Tennis Balls Vs Baseballs

These days I don’t really follow American sports that much. Apart from tennis, I’m a big Aston Villa fan (unfortunately, my team has been poor for many years now). They’re a football team based in the Midlands in the UK in case you didn’t know… However, from 2007-2009, I did live in the US for … Read more

Tennis Ball vs Cricket Ball

For someone who considers himself quite sporty, for some reason I could just never grasp the game of cricket. Racket sports, football and athletics were definitely more my thing. I remember playing cricket at school one time, and the coach said I was gripping the bat with my hands the wrong way round! 🙂 My … Read more

Why Do Tennis Balls Bounce?

I love opening a new canister of tennis balls. That popping sound, the new tennis ball smell and the nice bounce you get when you play with them. However, I’ve never given much thought as to why tennis balls bounce (or any ball for that matter). In this blog post, let’s take a look at … Read more

When Was The Tennis Ball Invented?

The humble little tennis ball has had quite a journey over the past few hundred years. It’s changed quite a bit during this time, and it’s even been embroiled in political controversies. Who invented the tennis ball? Charles Goodyear is credited with inventing the first rubber tennis ball. He was involved in the rubber industry, … Read more