Best Tennis Strings For Power
Mar09

Best Tennis Strings For Power

Want to add something extra to your tennis game? One of the most overlooked aspects of tennis equipment to improve your tennis are the actual tennis strings. All too often, players think about changing racquets to add more power, spin or control, when in fact the strings can make a big difference too. In October 2019, I snapped a string on my racket and had them replaced with a Luxilon Savage string which the local tennis pro...

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Tennis Shoes vs Running Shoes vs Basketball Shoes
Feb29

Tennis Shoes vs Running Shoes vs Basketball Shoes

When I started playing tennis a few years ago, I just used a pair of running shoes for the first year. They did the job reasonably well, but as my game improved and I started playing better opponents I started to have some issues with my grip as well as some niggly injuries in my knees and ankles.. ..so I decided to invest in some tennis shoes. To this day, it has been a wise decision, as I can move better around the court and I...

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Squash Rackets vs Tennis Rackets
Feb25

Squash Rackets vs Tennis Rackets

Years ago when I was a student at university, I played squash several times with one of the guys on my course. It was great fun and remarkably different from playing badminton, which was my main sport as a teenager. These days, tennis is my thing. I play as often as I can, which is usually only 1 day a week with all my family and work commitments. Is a squash racket the same as a tennis racket? Having tried out all three sports, aside...

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Tennis Overgrips vs Replacement Grips
Feb06

Tennis Overgrips vs Replacement Grips

When it comes to changing or replacing your tennis gear, it’s usually the racket and strings which first spring to mind. However, the grip on your tennis racket also needs to be changed too… ..and it might be more often than you think. If you find the racket slipping out of your hand when you’re playing, then it doesn’t matter how good your racket or strings are, you’re going to start missing a lot of shots because your grip...

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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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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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