Tennis

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...
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...
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...
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...
8 ways to cope mentally with an injury
No athlete is superhuman, we all suffer our fair share of injuries, the most common being tennis elbow. Despite all the warmups and stretches, that unfortunate niggle can become a lot more serious and see us off the court for...
Best 8: Electrolyte powders and tablets
Electrolytes are chemicals that conduct electricity when mixed with water. They regulate nerve and muscle function, hydrate the body, balance blood acidity and pressure, and help rebuild damaged tissue. The muscles and neurons are sometimes referred to as the "electric...
What is tennis elbow and how can it be prevented
Tennis elbow, or to give it its medical name lateral epicondylitis, is a condition that causes pain around the outside of the elbow due to overuse of the muscles and tendons in the forearm. As the name suggests it is...
Why tennis is the perfect sport for your children
Getting children involved in sport at a young age is a great way to help aid their development, both physically and mentally. Tennis is the perfect sport for kids as its a sport that can be picked up at any...
5 physical benefits of playing tennis
No matter whether you play once a week or train every day playing tennis is a fantastic sport to help keep you healthy and in shape. Tennis requires the perfect mix of cardiovascular fitness coupled with muscular strength. In addition...
Powerful strokes for tennis
Tennis players need to be well-rounded athletes able to play for 3 hours or more, with high levels of speed, agility, balance, and power. Pound-for-pound, elite tennis players have some of the highest levels of conditioning with powerful legs, strong...
Core strength and stability for tennis
Core exercises to improve strength and stability in tennis are a vital part of fitness training for tennis. The abdominal, oblique and lower back muscles are extensively used for the three basic and most important shots in tennis – the...
Tennis footwork drills
As part of our focus on ensuring a healthy body for tennis, we have devised ‘snack-sized’ workouts, each with 3-7 drills, that can be done anywhere in just seven minutes or repeated or combined for a longer overall workout. There...
Glossary of tennis terms and acronyms
Like many sports, tennis is a game full of terms and acronyms. This article seeks to help explain the meaning of these items. It will remain 'work in progress' and we will be adding as we discover new terms or...
How the weather impacts a tennis match
When preparing for a tennis match, or competition, players will plan for every possible outcome to make sure they are able to cope with all scenarios. There is, however, one thing you cannot account for, the weather. The uncontrollable nature...