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...
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...
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...
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...
Best 8: Polyester strings 2019
A year on from publishing our popular Best 8: Polyester Strings this blog post provides an update. Polyester strings are perfect for intermediate and advanced players, allowing them to swing big with high levels of spin and control in a...
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...
Learning to master service returns with an Ace Attack
At Tennisletics, we recognize that more than 25% of all tennis shots are returns of serves yet service returns are severely under practiced. What's more, it is difficult to simulate the smorgasbord of variety that you can experience the different...
Equipment for a beginner tennis player
One of the beauties of tennis as a sport is that it doesn’t require a great deal of equipment to get started. If you have or can borrow a racquet and a ball, you’re good to go. However, if you...
How different types of court impact a tennis match
Tennis tournaments across the world are played on a range of different surfaces, each of which has its own characteristics that impact the match in a different way. The four most common types of tennis court are hard courts, clay,...
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...
Best 8: Ball machines
Consistency, consistency, consistency. The very best players are super consistent and make their shots better than 8 out of 10 times. Their ability to deliver at critical moments gives them the freedom to play their own game with the confidence honed...
Best 8: Holiday tennis gifts
The holiday season is a time of giving. But what do you give to the tennis enthusiast friend or family member that already has everything? Not easy. In this article, we have compiled a broad and fun selection of the...
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...
Best 8: Tennis recovery & rehab tools
Tennis can be a brutal sport for all parts of your body head-to-toe including feet, ankles, knees, hips, back, shoulders, arms, and wrists. Tennis clinics, lessons, and both singles and doubles matches can lead to all kinds of conditions like...
Best 8: Racquets - Advanced
As an advanced player, you have highly developed skills and a particular style of play. The Best 8: Racquets - Intermediate may meet your needs (perhaps with some customization like more weight) or you may choose to adopt one of...
Best 8: Racquets - Beginner
Congratulations on starting out on your tennis journey. Our Best 8 will help you select a racquet that helps you develop your technique and strokes. You will need a racquet with a larger head size that is more forgiving (when...
Best 8: Racquets - Intermediate
If you are an intermediate player looking for a new racquet, then it is critical you make a wise decision to improve your tennis game. At $200-$230 a racquet, making the wrong purchase can get expensive fast. If you are...
Best 8: Polyester strings
If you are an intermediate or advanced player that swings big, then beyond selecting the right racquet, choosing the best polyester string (at the optimum tension) is an incredibly important decision. Polyester strings have transformed the way tennis is played...
Best 8: Overgrips - Dry
Beyond selecting the right racquet and string, selecting the best grip is probably the third most important choice for your game. Attempting to play tennis in hot, humid conditions with an old or incorrect overgrip is a recipe for disaster....