Tennis Serve Tips | A Definitive Guide
Jul08

Tennis Serve Tips | A Definitive Guide

“Life is like a game of tennis; the player who serves well seldom loses” Ok so this quote is a bit philosophical, but having a good serve is crucial to becoming a successful tennis player. In fact, it really is the most important shot in tennis. As the server, you get to choose where to place the ball; out wide, down the ‘T’, into the body. You also get to determine how much spin to put on the ball and what type of spin. If you can...

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Best Tennis Doubles Strategy
Jul02

Best Tennis Doubles Strategy

Next week I enter my first doubles tournament. After playing for a couple of years now, I thought it was time I made the step up and started playing some more competitive tennis. I also have a bit more time in July and August as I can play in the evenings and weekends, so now’s as good a time as any to get started. This tournament is in a round robin format which means there’s a little less pressure so hopefully I can learn a lot over...

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10 Best Grass Court Tennis Players
Jun17

10 Best Grass Court Tennis Players

Now the sun has set on the French Open for another year, the tennis season turns to the grass courts, with Wimbledon just round the corner. I’ve never played on grass but it’s something I would love to try. I like to use serve and volley when I can, as I’m a better net player than at the baseline, and over the years we’ve seen some superb serve and volley players at Wimbledon. It’s a technique which has a strong association with...

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10 Best Tennis Servers Of All Time
May22

10 Best Tennis Servers Of All Time

Browse any tennis forum and you will often see a whole range of opinions on who are the best tennis servers of all time. It’s easy to forget how important the second serve is too, as there’s no point having a killer first serve if the second serve is a sitting duck for the opponent to smack back with interest! In this article, I will look at who I believe (from across the decades) have the best serves. I haven’t considered the best...

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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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