How High Is A Tennis Net?
Mar30

How High Is A Tennis Net?

Have you ever walked onto the tennis court and thought to yourself… “Mmmm, that tennis net looks a bit low” To be honest, I’ve never thought about such things when I’m playing, and it’s usually other tennis players who pick up on it. I’m not the most observant person at the best of times 🙂 However, there are certain rules about the tennis net which should be followed; how long it should be, where it should be positioned and how...

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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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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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Can Tennis Players Wear Sunglasses?
Dec01

Can Tennis Players Wear Sunglasses?

Last week, I tried playing a game of tennis in sunglasses. With winter approaching here in the UK, the sun is a lot lower in the sky and it can cause some nasty glare off the court. It was my turn to serve and I was playing into the sun. So I put on some sunglasses and proceeded to serve as normal. However, it was a complete disaster. I double faulted twice, missed every first serve and my timing was way off during my groundstrokes....

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