Who Serves First in Tennis?
May20

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 arguments about this. Furthermore, sometimes there’s a little pause, especially in doubles when players can expect someone else to initiate this pre...

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How To Practice Your Tennis Serve At Home
May20

How To Practice Your Tennis Serve At Home

I got a funny look from my wife the other day. I was practicing the motion for a kick serve in front of the mirror in our living room (only a few times) but enough for her to think my tennis hobby is becoming a bit of an addiction 🙂 No tennis player developed a great serve by simply practicing when they were on the court. However, while it can be tricky to practice this at home, doing so is a good way to ensure that your serve has...

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Best Tennis Shoes For Flat Feet
May10

Best Tennis Shoes For Flat Feet

Having flat feet is a fairly common condition which affects roughly between 20-30% of population. The entire sole of the foot comes into contact (or nearly in contact) with the ground. Usually there are no symptoms with this condition, but children can suffer with lower leg pain, ankle or foot problems because of it. Best Tennis Shoes For Flat Feet Review As a tennis player myself, I know all to well that this sport can be grueling...

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Best Tennis Rackets For Beginners
May09

Best Tennis Rackets For Beginners

Are you interested in taking up tennis? It’s a great sport which has both physical and social benefits for anyone who plays it. Obviously you should learn the basics, such as developing some solid ground strokes, volleys and a good serve. But the right tennis racket can make a difference to your game and give you more control, comfort and power. This will make you feel confident when on the court and ultimately make learning the...

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Tennis Vs Badminton
Apr07

Tennis Vs Badminton

As a teenager, I played badminton to a fairly high level. I enjoyed it 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. Since taking up tennis in 2017, I’ve noticed my experience in playing badminton has some benefits to my tennis game. My volleying and net play is fairly strong and I put this down to my fairly...

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Why Is Tennis A Noisy Game?
Apr06

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 have been grunting during their games for decades, it wasn’t until the US Open in 1988 that players began to complain. Andre Agassi grunted...

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