Can You Wear Tennis Shoes For Badminton?

As a teenager, I played badminton to a fairly high level. My years of experience playing this sport is probably a big factor as to why I like volleying in tennis and being more at the net than the baseline. Anyway, the reason for this blog post is, after a 20 year gap, I played … Read more

Who Serves First in Tennis?

I always find it one of the more amusing moments in tennis when players try to determine who should serve first. I’ve seen everything from tossing a coin to asking someone to call out the shape of a logo on a racket after it’s been spun several times. Believe it or not, I’ve even seen … Read more

Tennis vs Badminton

As a teenager, I played badminton on a regular basis. I enjoyed it immensely and played many tournaments as a singles and doubles player. It’s a great sport to play, and requires quick reactions and fast decision making to become a competitive player. In this blog post, let’s look at whether tennis or badminton is … Read more

Why Is Tennis A Noisy Game?

Any tennis fan who has ever been to a live match has likely been surprised at how noisy the game actually is. This is often puzzling due to the fact that there are so few players and very little equipment to produce such a loud volume! History of grunting in tennis Even though tennis players … Read more

Why Do Tennis Players Eat Bananas?

Bananas! It’s very common to see a tennis player reach for a banana before or during his or her match. Although some find it easier to open than others 🙂 Many people who love the sport but don’t play tennis wonder what makes this fruit so special and why it seems to be the snack … Read more

Why Are Tennis Balls Pressurized?

It hasn’t been the coldest of winters here in London, so I’ve been playing tennis outside most Saturdays. However, one thing I’ve definitely noticed, is that the ball doesn’t bounce as much when it’s very cold. The other day I left my bag with tennis balls in the boot of my car overnight. The temperature … Read more

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