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.

  • 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 Stop Sciatic Nerve Pain with a Tennis Ball

    We are all prone to back pains at some stage in our life and typically, our lifestyle is at fault. Long office hours and physical labour can take a toll…

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    How to Recycle Tennis Balls

    Our time for the annual spring-clean is nigh and as we’re all preparing for the dreaded task of sorting through all the unnecessary stuff we’ve accumulated over the last year,…

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    How to Clean Tennis Balls

    In professional tennis, perfectly decent tennis balls are produced, used and discarded in large volumes and in no time. To meet the industry standards, balls have to be in mint…

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    The Serbia Open: Everything You Need to Know

    The Serbia Open was an ATP World Tour 250 series men's tennis tournament. Held for the first time in 2009, the event was played on outdoor clay courts in Belgrade,…

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    Choosing A Tennis Racquet For Your Child

    Tennis is fun and exhilarating pastime that children enjoy.  It is a particularly good sport for children as it simultaneously improves their physical fitness, hand-eye coordination, speed, and strength. Encouraging…

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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 places to start.…

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    Find Out When & Where Tennis Was Invented

    As one of the most popular sports in the world, tennis is loved by people in countries across the globe. International tournaments such as Wimbledon and the Roger's Cup are…

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    Tennis Frequently Asked Questions

    Tennis is a fun game, but it does involve quite a few rules.  It’s no wonder that newcomers to the sport are often confused by what is going on when…

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    Tennis Balls FAQ

    The tennis ball is arguably the most important piece of tennis equipment.  After all, without good tennis balls, there is no game!  This article will share some of the frequently…

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    Tennis Tips and Tricks

    Like most sports, tennis is a game that requires practice, dedication and discipline to be played at its highest level. Professional tennis players are often rewarded with the kind of…