What Is Tennis Racket Balance?
Aug17

What Is Tennis Racket Balance?

It’s fair to say a lot of tennis players, in their quest for improvement and progression, spend time researching tennis rackets to find the right one for their game. Some are loyal to particular brands, but it’s important to choose one which is a comfortable weight, and the right sized head to give you sufficient control and power. What’s often overlooked is the balance of the tennis racket. In this guide, let’s define what tennis...

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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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Best Dunlop Tennis Rackets
Aug04

Best Dunlop Tennis Rackets

If you’re in the market for a tennis racket, usually the main brands which come to mind are Wilson, Babolat, Head and Yonex. However, Dunlop are quietly producing some fine tennis rackets which are popular for recreational and several ATP and WTA pro players. Here are 5 good options for Dunlop tennis rackets for different ages and abilities. Dunlop Nitro The Dunlop Nitro Junior is intended for youth players and comes in four lengths...

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5 Types Of Tennis Rackets
Jul29

5 Types Of Tennis Rackets

When I started playing tennis a few years ago, I had no idea what tennis racket to buy. I went to my local sports shop and just grabbed a blue and black one with a ‘W’ in the middle of the string pattern! It just happened to be a Wilson Ultra 105 racket, and I certainly enjoyed playing with it for the first year, before upgrading to a Mantis Pro 295 III. Although you need the right technique and mechanics to execute good shots, having...

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What Size Tennis Racket Do You Need?
Jul20

What Size Tennis Racket Do You Need?

I’ve been playing tennis regularly for almost 3 years now and I believe I’m steadily improving month by month. Although you obviously need the right technique to hit your shots effectively, the right tennis racket can make a difference in terms of the power, control, feel and spin you can generate. I started off with a beginner Wilson tennis racket which had a large sweet spot for hitting my shots, but just over 2 years ago I bought a...

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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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