Learn About Tennis: The Real "Beautiful Game"

TR Central is a place 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, strings and tennis balls to help take your game to the next level.

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    Guide to Using a Tennis Ball Machine to Practice

    Tennis has evolved into a global industry since its humble beginnings and for those who want to improve their game without having to rely on a partner, Tennis Ball Machines…

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    Tennis Tie Break Rules

    When Tennis matches are too close to call and both players seem to be equal in terms of skill level, a tie-break situation may occur. This practice is not exclusive…

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    The Ultimate Wimbledon Tennis Champion

    We have done some interesting research into which characteristics and statistics make up the Ultimate Wimbledon Tennis Player for the men's game using all the player data for every champion…

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    How to be a Tennis Umpire

    Being an umpire or referee/official in sports is not everyone’s dream and it can be a thankless task at times. With angry players confronting decisions and spectators vocalising their discontent…

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    How the Hawk Eye System Works in Tennis

    For tennis fans, Hawk-Eye needs no introduction. The sophisticated piece of technology has been an integral part of tennis decision-making since 2006. Those close calls that were previously left to…

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    How to be a Ballboy in Tennis

    Being a ballboy (or ballperson as it is now more commonly referred to) can be an amazing experience for young tennis enthusiasts. As well as the great experience of the…

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    The Tennis Grand Slams Explained

    For professional tennis players, the Grand Slams are the pinnacle of their career. Winning a Grand Slam trophy is what every young tennis players aspires to and dreams of when…

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    How to Play Tennis for Beginners

    When you're unsure what you're doing, tennis can be a tricky sport. However, as soon as you know the basics, it becomes a fast-paced, exciting game that you'll want to…

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    How to Dress for Tennis

    Like most sports, there are specific clothes that are to be worn when playing tennis. For example, American Football is heavily focused on protected the head and shoulders and other…

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    Fun Games to Play on a Tennis Court

    It sounds kind of obvious what a tennis court should be used for, games of tennis in both the singles and doubles format, right? Well those are the activities that…

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    How Are Tennis Racquets Made?

    Whether you are a tennis player that is interested in how to repair your own racquet or you simply would like to know more about how racquets are made, we…

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    What Is An Ace in Tennis?

    For people who have played tennis for a long time, they will be very aware of what an ace is but if you are just starting out in the game,…