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...
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...
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...
Maintaining motivation in tennis players
Maintaining motivation and enthusiasm can be one of the biggest challenges for any athlete, especially for those that have competed for a long time. When a player first takes up a sport they’re likely to be excited to participate as...
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: Tennis Podcasts
Podcasts have become a mainstream way for people to consume information of all kinds and the sport of tennis is no exception. So, we decided to gather the Best 8 Tennis Podcasts for tennis players and enthusiasts.   The Tennis...
Building confidence in young tennis players
Having confidence in your own ability is often what separates the best racquet sports players from everyone else. Players with a high level of confidence in their own abilities are likely to be more successful as they enter every match...
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...
Maintaining concentration throughout long tennis matches
In comparison to a lot of sports, tennis requires an extremely high level of concentration over an extended period. While competing at lower levels, matches will likely be a maximum of 3 sets, however, at Grand Slams, matches are even...
The impacts of player’s personalities on a tennis match
An individual’s tennis play style will tell you a lot about their personality and the type of person they are off the court. While tennis is a highly physical game and fitness and ability play a key role in success,...
How can tennis help to improve your mental health
It’s common knowledge that regular exercise has great benefits on your physical fitness and health, however, the mental health benefits are often overlooked. Getting involved with sport is a fantastic way to help improve an individual’s mental strength which in...
Improving the mental strength of doubles tennis players
We’ve previously spoken in depth about how vital mental strength is in order to improve a tennis players overall game. The most successful players will balance the amount of time spent working on the mental side of their game against...
The importance of developing a mental game plan in tennis
Setting out a game plan before a match or competition is vital for any tennis player to ensure they are fully prepared for the challenge ahead. Understanding your strengths and weaknesses and how you can utilize these to highlight the weakness...
How to remain calm during a tennis match
Tennis players of all level will experience a certain level of stress and nervousness when competing. Dealing with this stress and remaining calm can be a difficult thing for new players to learn, but it is vital if they want...