Why Do You Water Tennis Courts?
Oct14

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 hard courts, and although I sometimes play when the courts are a bit wet, I’ll certainly avoid tennis if it’s raining heavily or too windy. While wet hard...

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What Can You Do With An Old Tennis Court?
Oct10

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 condition or you really don’t enjoy playing tennis, what options do you have? In this article let’s take a look at some creative ways you can use an old tennis court...

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Is It Harder To Play Tennis On Clay?
Oct03

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 tennis on clay? In this article, let’s answer this question, plus look at how you should play on this surface. To answer the question directly, clay...

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How To Make A Clay Tennis Court
Sep23

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 between April and June each year, has been in September as professional players prepare themselves for the final...

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Are All Tennis Courts The Same Size?
Sep18

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 the ITF Rules Of Tennis. Therefore, all tennis courts should be the same size. The only exceptions to this are for junior courts, ‘real...

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How Long Does It Take A Tennis Court To Dry?
Sep14

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 always be playing tennis inside, which for me isn’t as enjoyable. I enjoy the fresh air as much as playing a regular game of...

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