Tennis Blog

Organizing a holiday season tennis social

With the holiday season upon us, tennis clubs around the country will be throwing tennis socials and getting their members together to celebrate. Whether you are enjoying Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year’s Eve or any other celebration, to help get you in the spirit this year we’ve picked out some of our favorite ideas for throwing […]

Top tips for gaining a mental advantage over your opponent

We’ve previously spoken in depth about how an individual’s psychology plays a huge role in their ability on the court. The top players are able to control their emotions throughout a match and use them to gain a mental advantage over their opponent, even when they aren’t playing to the best of their ability. It’s […]

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 […]

5 ways to improve confidence in tennis players

Confidence is best defined as the beliefs an individual has towards their own ability to successfully execute a specific task in order to achieve the desired outcome. For example, a tennis player who has confidence in their serve steps up to the line believing that they are going to hit their spots and ace their […]

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 […]

Improving doubles communication in tennis

When doubles teams are put together, there is often a lot of chatter around the physical strengths and weaknesses of each player. Captains discuss at length, each players backhand, and forehand, their presence at the net and the pros and cons of their serve. Yet, more important than physical or technical attributes effective doubles teams […]

Letting go of emotional baggage

Controlling your emotions throughout a match or competition can often be the difference between winning and losing. No matter your ability, or the ability of your opponent, not being able to control your emotions will more than likely have a negative impact on your performance. Sport evokes a wide range of emotions from joy and […]

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 […]