Tennis Blog

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, and toned upper body. But, while tennis players need to be strong, they need to […]

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 serve, forehand, and backhand.  Strengthening your core will provide that vital stability for times when […]

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 […]

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 are no longer any excuses for introducing a fitness regime into your tennis training. To […]

Dealing with gamesmanship in tennis

What is gamesmanship? Gamesmanship is the use of various tactics (often dubious ad not technically illegal) in an attempt to gain an advantage over your opponent in order to increase your chances of winning the match. Imagine you were down all match but you’ve finally broken your opponent’s serve. You can feel the momentum shifting as […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to respond to losses

When looking to improve the mental side of your game most players and coaches will focus on capitalizing on past successes to help improve your game. However, knowing in tennis means you will lose almost as many times as you win, it is critical that players learn to cope with defeat. Failure isn’t something that […]

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.