5 Tennis Rules Involving The Net
Aug18

5 Tennis Rules Involving The Net

Like any sport, tennis is full of rules. Some are quite obvious, like the ball can only bounce once on each side of the court during a rally, or you have to serve into the service box diagonally opposite to you. However, there are several tennis rules which are less obvious, and many of these involve the net. Here are 5 for you to look through. Do you know all of them? What happens if a player touches the net? If a player touches the...

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Can You Carry Tennis Rackets On Airplanes?
Aug04

Can You Carry Tennis Rackets On Airplanes?

As a family, we usually go on holiday about once a year. We often go to Turkey around the end of May as it’s not too hot, not too busy and the sea is already quite warm. However, one thing I miss when I go is playing a bit of tennis. Many hotels have tennis courts and some specialise in offering coaching and activities for adults and children. I guess for holidaymakers who go on tennis holidays regularly, one of the main issues is...

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Why Do Teachers Put Tennis Balls On Chairs?
Jul22

Why Do Teachers Put Tennis Balls On Chairs?

Source: Photo courtesy of Steven Miller | License I have to say this looks like a strange sight to me 🙂 It’s something I never saw in the classroom when I was a boy, but it seems putting tennis balls on chair legs certainly happens at some schools. Why do teachers do this? What’s the reason for it? Why do teachers put tennis balls on chairs? Here are 4 reasons why putting tennis balls on chairs is not such a bad idea. Reduces noise...

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Tennis Balls Vs Baseballs
Jul17

Tennis Balls Vs Baseballs

These days I don’t really follow American sports that much. Apart from tennis, I’m a big Aston Villa fan (unfortunately, my team has been poor for many years now). They’re a football team based in the Midlands in the UK in case you didn’t know… However, from 2007-2009, I did live in the US for two years and I remember getting swept up in the euphoria of the Superbowl for American football… …and the World Series in...

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Tennis Ball vs Cricket Ball
Jul09

Tennis Ball vs Cricket Ball

For someone who considers himself quite sporty, for some reason I could just never grasp the game of cricket. Racket sports, football and athletics were definitely more my thing. I remember playing cricket at school one time, and the coach said I was gripping the bat with my hands the wrong way round! 🙂 My best position was probably fielder as that meant I didn’t have much to do. If you don’t know the game it’s the batsman, bowler and...

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Why Do Tennis Balls Bounce?
Jun29

Why Do Tennis Balls Bounce?

I love opening a new canister of tennis balls. That popping sound, the new tennis ball smell and the nice bounce you get when you play with them. However, I’ve never given much thought as to why tennis balls bounce (or any ball for that matter). In this blog post, let’s take a look at why this happens as well as various factors which can affect the bounce of a tennis ball. Why do tennis balls bounce? Tennis balls bounce due to 3...

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