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, strings and tennis balls to help take your game to the next level.

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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…

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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…