Best Tennis Strings For Power
Mar09

Best Tennis Strings For Power

Want to add something extra to your tennis game? One of the most overlooked aspects of tennis equipment to improve your tennis are the actual tennis strings. All too often, players think about changing racquets to add more power, spin or control, when in fact the strings can make a big difference too. In October 2019, I snapped a string on my racket and had them replaced with a Luxilon Savage string which the local tennis pro...

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Tennis Shoes vs Running Shoes vs Basketball Shoes
Feb29

Tennis Shoes vs Running Shoes vs Basketball Shoes

When I started playing tennis a few years ago, I just used a pair of running shoes for the first year. They did the job reasonably well, but as my game improved and I started playing better opponents I started to have some issues with my grip as well as some niggly injuries in my knees and ankles.. ..so I decided to invest in some tennis shoes. To this day, it has been a wise decision, as I can move better around the court and I...

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Squash Rackets vs Tennis Rackets
Feb25

Squash Rackets vs Tennis Rackets

Years ago when I was a student at university, I played squash several times with one of the guys on my course. It was great fun and remarkably different from playing badminton, which was my main sport as a teenager. These days, tennis is my thing. I play as often as I can, which is usually only 1 day a week with all my family and work commitments. Is a squash racket the same as a tennis racket? Having tried out all three sports, aside...

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Is Tennis A Hard Sport?
Feb14

Is Tennis A Hard Sport?

I’ve been playing tennis for a few years now and I’d like to think my game has been steadily improving. There are wonderful benefits to playing this game, such as the social aspects of meeting other people, not to mention the physical and mental benefits as well. But it is a challenging sport. Why is tennis a hard sport? It can take a while to really become comfortable with your ground strokes in rallies, and hit your shots...

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How Long Do Tennis Balls Last?
Feb10

How Long Do Tennis Balls Last?

One of the pleasures of getting ready for a tennis match is cracking open a new canister of tennis balls. You can get a bit more zip with your shots and achieve a higher bounce on your serves to keep your opponents further back in the court. Also, I’ve always been curious to know why new balls always seem to have an alluring smell. Maybe that’s just me… However, on the other hand tennis balls can be equally frustrating. They can...

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Tennis Overgrips vs Replacement Grips
Feb06

Tennis Overgrips vs Replacement Grips

When it comes to changing or replacing your tennis gear, it’s usually the racket and strings which first spring to mind. However, the grip on your tennis racket also needs to be changed too… ..and it might be more often than you think. If you find the racket slipping out of your hand when you’re playing, then it doesn’t matter how good your racket or strings are, you’re going to start missing a lot of shots because your grip...

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