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 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…

  • Tennis racket, balls, bag and shoes
    All Gear & Equipment a Serious Tennis Player Needs

    Tennis is a tough game to get good at. It depends on your natural talent, of course, but it also requires an enormous amount of hard work and dedication. You…

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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…

  • A woman using tennis balls to massage her back
    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…

  • The Flag of Serbia with a tennis net and ball in front of it
    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,…

  • A little girl holding a tennis racquet next to the net
    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…