How To Loosen Tennis Strings
Jan27

How To Loosen Tennis Strings

Tennis rackets have evolved massively over the years. Wooden rackets were common place until Jimmy Connors started using a steel racket in the 1970s. Seeing the power he could generate, including his comprehensive victory over Ken Rosewall in 1974, led to many more players switching to metal rackets. Aluminium was the material of choice for many players, and in the early 1980s graphite appeared on the scene, which is still common...

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Why Are Tennis Courts Blue?
Jan23

Why Are Tennis Courts Blue?

With the Australian Open in full swing, I’ve been watching the tennis highlights every day. My money is on Djokovic on the men’s side (although I think Tsitsipas might win a major tournament this year…so it could be this one) and probably Halep for the women. Let’s see if I’m right in a week or so 🙂 The Aussie Open is the first of the four main tennis events of the year; Roland Garros, Wimbledon and the U.S Open make up the...

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How Can You Return A Kick Serve?
Jan07

How Can You Return A Kick Serve?

Want to know how to get those pesky kick serves back into your opponent’s court? In order to do this, I believe you should have a fundamental understanding of how kick serves work, and ideally possess a good one yourself, as this will help you face them when you’re returning serve. Why should you learn a kick serve? It’s a crucial serve to learn for a variety of reasons: It gives you more consistency, particularly on...

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Lobster vs Tennis Tutor
Dec22

Lobster vs Tennis Tutor

Do you feel you’re not really getting any better with a particular shot in tennis? Maybe your two handed backhand is a real weakness, or your volleys just aren’t consistent enough? While having a tennis partner to play with is the ideal solution, they might not be free when you want to practice. So what other options do you have? Some tennis clubs have a practice wall, but not everyone has access to this, so a tennis ball machine is...

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Best Tennis Sunglasses
Dec17

Best Tennis Sunglasses

If you watch enough tennis or play it yourself on bright sunny days, a thought might start to dawn on you… Why don’t more tennis players wear sunglasses? They’re relatively common in other outdoor sports played in summer sun. Watch a baseball game in the summer and chances are half of the players on either side will be sporting traditional or flip-down sunglasses. So, why aren’t there more of them in tennis, and should you...

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Monofilament vs Multifilament Tennis Strings
Dec02

Monofilament vs Multifilament Tennis Strings

Everyone has their own style when they play tennis. Whether you’re an aggressive baseline player who likes to hit powerful ground strokes with lots of spin, or you’re a serve and volley player who likes to have good feel and control around the net. Or maybe your style is a bit of both? Obviously the tennis racquet can make a big difference, but it’s also to important to consider the strings you’re using. In this blog post, I’ll look...

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