Platform vs Pinpoint Stance | Tennis Serve Tips
Oct18

Platform vs Pinpoint Stance | Tennis Serve Tips

What’s the most important shot in tennis? Hopefully, you said the serve. This is because it’s the only shot where you can choose where to place the ball without having to react to your opponent. Think about it. If you want to hit a forehand winner down the line during a rally and move in to the net (just in case you opponent returns your shot), but instead they hit an awesome cross court drop shot to your backhand, it changes...

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Best Tennis Ball Machines | Ultimate Buying Guide
Aug03

Best Tennis Ball Machines | Ultimate Buying Guide

Nothing beats having a tennis partner you can play with on a regular basis. It’s a great way to improve your game and work on different shots. However, if you REALLY want to get better, you need a proper practice routine… …and chances are, your tennis partner isn’t going to want to hit 50 balls so you can practice your 2 handed backhand. Yes, you can have coaching from a pro, but how are you going to work on things they’ve...

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Tennis Court vs Pickleball Court
Jul22

Tennis Court vs Pickleball Court

Several years ago when I visited a friend in the US, he explained to me how he’d taken up pickleball. Now, this was a sport I’d never heard of, so I asked him to go into it in further detail. After I understood the concept, he invited me to play a game! I loved it. I’ve played most racquet sports in my life in addition to tennis, namely squash, badminton and racket ball.. ..and now I can add pickleball to the list. So what is...

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Tennis Strings | 16 vs 17 Gauge – Which Is Better?
Jul21

Tennis Strings | 16 vs 17 Gauge – Which Is Better?

I’ve been very pleased with my Mantis Pro III tennis racket I bought several months ago. It’s a great overall racket for control, feel and giving me sufficient power. We all know racket design is a big factor in determining how well a racket ‘feels’ when you hit your shots. However, tennis strings are also extremely important. Some are great for spin and control, and some are better for power. So when you’re choosing a racket, you...

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Pros And Cons Of Polyester Tennis Strings
Jul17

Pros And Cons Of Polyester Tennis Strings

What are polyester tennis strings? Polyester strings are one of the stiffer string types you can use in the game of tennis (nylon and natural gut are softer). This string type is generally used by more advanced players. There are various types of polyester string: 1) Traditional polyester – High stiffness, with great control on your shots Example: – 2) Textured or rough polyester – Excellent grip on the ball for extra spin...

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What Tennis Racquets Do The Pros Use?
Jul15

What Tennis Racquets Do The Pros Use?

Two months ago I upgraded my tennis racket. I had a Wilson one which was suitable for beginners, but I decided to buy something which offered me a bit more control, which was suitable for intermediate players. I purchased a Mantis Pro 295 III which I have been very happy with so far. However, it got me thinking about what rackets more advanced players use. From what I know, tennis racket head sizes tend to get smaller, but a bit...

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