5 Mental Benefits Of Tennis

As any parent will know, raising a child certainly has its ups and downs. My weekly schedule is full on to the say the least, having to work around the availability of 3 childminders, my work and my wife’s work. Everything needs to run like clockwork otherwise everything collapses like a pack of cards! So … Read more

4 Social Benefits Of Playing Tennis

I always look forward to my weekly tennis matches on Saturday mornings. But it’s not just the tennis I enjoy. It’s the social aspect too. Don’t get me wrong, I love my wife and daughter more than anything, but it’s just nice to have a couple of hours to myself once a week when I … Read more

What Are Tennis Courts Made Of?

I usually manage to play tennis once a week on Saturday mornings. I’m lucky in that I have 8 courts about 5 minutes walk from my house. But they are all the same surface, the hard (macadam) courts. I’ve never tried playing on any other type of surface, so I was curious with this blog … Read more

Round Robin In Tennis – How Does It Work?

A couple of months ago, I saw a tennis tournament advertised on a poster. What caught my eye was something written at the bottom. “The tournament will use a round robin format” Call me naive, simple or just uninformed, but I’ve never fully understood what this means. So I decided to do a little digging … Read more

Kick Serve vs Top Spin Serve

Recently, I’ve been learning about the kick serve as I was interested in finding a way to improve my second serve, and give myself a better chance of winning the point. My general approach has been to hit a flat (sometimes slice) first serve and always a slice second serve. Depending on the opponent, sometimes … Read more