Tennis

Mega Test: Tennis Balls
Let's face it, unlike tennis racquets and strings, most people take tennis balls for granted. There are 325 million tennis balls sold globally each year and 125 million sold in the US.  They must be all the same right? If they...
The Times They Are A-Changin'
2020 Unquestionably, 2020 has proved itself to be a challenging year for all of us. With second waves of Covid-19 and more lockdowns in many places across the globe, it can be difficult to see the glimmers of light in the...
20 interesting facts about tennis
We take a look at some of the most interesting and unusual stats and facts from the world of tennis. Here are 20 interesting tennis facts you can use to surprise your friends. Tennis records 1. What is the record...
Why Pickleball is the perfect sport for the older generation
Keeping fit is vital for all ages, but it’s especially important for the older generation. Finding a way to remain active as you age can be difficult as you start to see that the limits of your body are hampering...
Jonny's Warm-Up Exercises
Leading Strength and Conditioning Coach, Jonny Fraser, leads you through ten amazing warm-up exercises to get you ready to play your best tennis. Warming up for any tennis athlete is important for both injury reduction and performance. Research has shown...
Best 8: Overgrips - Tacky
Finding the best grip for your situation can be challenging. Some players' hands sweat continuously, others do not sweat at all. Some players like to feel the racquet 'glued' to their hands, others make a ton of grip changes, and...
Advice for beginner racquet sports players
For beginners, it can take time to pick up any sport. Whether it’s tennis, pop tennis, pickleball, or something completely different, the first few months can be tough. It can be easy for new players to get disheartened in the...
10 common questions about Pickleball
The popularity of Pickleball has grown substantially over the past few years and, with 4 million players, it’s now one of the fastest-growing sports in the USA. However, there's confusion about many aspects of the sport. With that in mind,...
The highs and lows of being a tennis parent
My name is Joe, and I am, amongst other things, the father of a UK-based junior tennis player called Otto Friedlein. I play tennis myself but have never competed at a high level. I do, however, have extensive experience of...
Are racquet sports the perfect pandemic activities?
With significant changes to our lives on a daily basis, the world is trying to come to terms with social distance measures as a result of the COVID-19 lockdown. With face masks and other Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) becoming the...
Introduction to Pickleball
Pickleball is one of the fastest-growing recreational sports in the USA with the popularity of the game rising dramatically in recent years. The sport has seen a rise in players of all ages and abilities with growth in both the...
Red ball tennis for adults
Working with high-level players always seems to get the biggest spotlight. Social media outlets are full of coaches either showcasing the development of their students or dissecting film of the world’s greatest players. I will admit that even I am...
Why tennis matters to me
Who am I? Well, I find that bit rather boring. For the record, I am  Director of U10 Tennis, Polo Tennis & Fitness Club, President of the Capital Area Tennis Association, and member of the USTA Texas Junior Council -...
How can Pickleball improve your tennis game?
What is Pickleball? Pickleball is a sport that has skyrocketed in popularity across the world in recent years. It’s a paddle sport that combines numerous aspects from various racquet sports such as tennis, platform tennis, and table tennis. The result...
8 exercises tennis players can do at home
Everyone knows the best way to improve at anything in life is to practice consistently, the same goes for tennis. The more hours a player puts in on the court the quicker they will develop as they begin to learn...
Coaching your own children - What tennis parents need to know
Every parent wants to see their child prosper in all aspects of their life. It’s natural instinct. As a parent, the pride you feel watching your child succeed is unbeatable. When it comes to sports, including racquet sports, there is...
How your racquet and strings can help prevent tennis elbow
Sadly, tennis elbow is an all too common tennis injury. It is estimated that 50% of tennis players will be affected by the condition at some point during their tennis career, and most commonly affects those aged between 30 and...
Exercises for preventing tennis elbow
Lateral epicondylitis, more commonly known as tennis elbow, is the weakening of tendons in your forearm that results in pain around your elbow joint. The tendons that connect your forearm muscles to your elbow joint gradually weaken as a result...
Best 8: Synthetic gut strings
Most synthetic guts are made with nylon (also referred to as polyamides). There are different grades of nylon with varying levels of feel. Synthetic gut strings deliver a good combination of playability and durability at a very reasonable price. The...
Best 8: Multifilament strings
Multifilament strings have universal appeal for all levels and are typically more comfortable than solid core strings due to the cushioning effect of hundreds or even thousands of microfibers. They have a high level of playability and are especially recommended...
Last minute holiday gifts for tennis players
The season of giving is upon us with the holidays just around the corner. Finding the perfect gifts for the special people in your life can be a difficult task, especially for the person who has everything. To help ease...