Learn About Tennis: The Real "Beautiful Game"

TR Central is a blog where you can learn about the wonderful game of tennis including tips and advice on playing the game, practice & training, diet, fitness and general information that can help you become a better player. Whether you are just starting out or a seasoned pro we should have something for you. Also have a read of our guides to choosing the best tennis racquets, tennis ball machines, strings and tennis balls to help take your game to the next level.

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    The Basic Rules of Tennis for Beginners

    As with most sports, tennis is a game of immense skill and comes with a whole host of rules that must be abided by for scoring to count and a…

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    How to Get Better at Tennis Without a Court

    Unless you are fortunate enough to have your very own tennis court then there will no doubt be times when you can’t practice or train with the use of a…

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    How to Turn Pro in Tennis

    For a lot of people growing up, their ultimate dream is to become a professional sportsperson. They see their favorite sports stars performing at the biggest stage and they say…

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    Good Gifts to Buy for Tennis Players

    If you’re stuck trying to find a gift for your tennis-loving friend, then have no fear, they’re actually pretty easy to buy for. Here are some great ideas to help…

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    Places To Donate Old Tennis Racquets

    Keen tennis players usually go through a lot of equipment each year, including multiple pieces of tennis clothing, tennis shoes, tennis racquets, and tennis balls. When it comes to old…

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    The Color and “Fuzziness” of a Tennis Ball Explained

    There’s nothing like the feeling of hitting a brand new tennis ball with the middle of the racquet to win a shot. It’s one of the reasons why tennis is…

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    Coaching In Tennis: What Is It And Why It Isn’t Allowed

    In the 2018 US Open final, Serena Williams had a well-publicized disagreement with umpire Carlos Ramos. The dispute happened midway through her defeat to Naomi Osaka. During the match, the…

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    5 Awesome Tennis Ball Machine Drills

    It's not always easy to find the right training partner to help you improve your tennis skills. Coordinating schedules can be a cumbersome task, especially if you want to establish…

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    How to Build a Tennis Ball Machine

    There's no denying the best tennis ball machines are quite pricey to buy ready-made. If you’re handy with electronics, you can build your own. In this post, we’ll go through…

  • How Tennis Ball Machines Work

    A tennis ball machine might seem simple. After all, all that it does is to lob tennis balls at you. While the principle is simple, the actual mechanics of the…

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    Why Are Tennis Ball Machines So Expensive? Are They Worth It?

    When you want to improve your tennis game, there’s no substitute for practice, but how do you practice without a partner? One option is to whack the ball against a…

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    How To Keep Score In Tennis

    If you are a little confused as to what’s going on in the tennis court and trying to read the scores when you watch it on TV but you want…