Category: Best 8

Tennis participation has grown enormously over the last few decades, and along with it, the choices available for tennis players, coaches, and clubs. Our ‘Best 8’ selections provide a carefully selected list of tennis items that work.

Best 8: Major tennis tournaments

We aren’t even a week into the new year but the first Grand Slam event is already well underway. The Australian Open marks the beginning of a busy year for tennis with multiple tournaments of all level taking place every month. Every tennis fan dreams of attending the biggest tournaments and watching their idols compete […]

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 from thousands of hours spent on the tennis court. The challenge for junior and recreational […]

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 fun selection of the Best 8 Holiday Tennis Gifts of the 2018 season that are (hopefully) guaranteed to be a hit with the recipient.

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 Achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, patellar tendonitis) (jumper’s knee), tennis elbow, and rotator cuff tears.  It is […]

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 our Best 8 advanced racquets that, in the right hands, are lethal weapons. They range […]

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 you don’t hit the ball in the sweet spot) and can return the ball with […]

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 just starting out in tennis, then check out Best 8: Racquets – Beginner. Or if […]

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 over the last 20 years providing previously unattainable levels of spin and great control in […]

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. But what overgrip can cut it?  Which one can provide the comfort, performance, and durability […]