Category: Gear

At Tennisletics, we believe that tennis success demands a healthy body, calm mind, and the right gear. Here are tennis blog articles that can help you make the right buying decisions about tennis gear and equipment.

Equipment for a beginner tennis player

One of the beauties of tennis as a sport is that 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 are planning to play regularly and have a desire to progress then you will need to […]

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, grass, and carpet (or synthetic turf). Out of the four Grand Slam events, the US […]

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 acronyms.  If you consider we can explain one of them better, or have missed anything, […]

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.

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 of the weather presents a number of different challenges that tennis players must overcome to […]

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 […]