All Gear & Equipment a Serious Tennis Player Needs

Tennis racket, balls, bag and shoes

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 have to train HARD and practice OFTEN. To reach the pinnacle of your powers you will also need the right gear and equipment. There are…


Best Tennis Racquet Overgrip

A tennis racquet with overgrip next to the net

Does this sound familiar? You’re on court playing your first game of the day and serving beautifully. You’ve won the first couple of games, but now you’ve been playing for a while and you’re all warmed up. Your palms start sweating a little, maybe the racket is a little small in your hand, and the…


How to Build a Tennis Ball Machine

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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 to do this. Ready to get started? List of Supplies In our example, we used components from MakeBlock. Here’s a list of the supplies…


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 machine are a little more involved than that. The machine needs to be perfectly calibrated so that it sends off each shot at the same…


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

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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 wall. Wall practice helps, but as you advance in skill, you’ll want something a little more challenging. That’s where a tennis ball machine can come…


How to Stop Sciatic Nerve Pain with a Tennis Ball

A woman using tennis balls to massage her back

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 on our back over time, as does incorrect posture. However, there are also many people out there who do their best to care for their…


How to Recycle Tennis Balls

A recycled tennis ball on a racquet

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, we’re already thinking of ways to recycle some of the things that might find a second purpose in life. It is becoming increasingly obvious that…


How to Clean Tennis Balls

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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 condition, since the slightest deviation or deformity in its curvature could lead to losing an important set, match, or even a tournament. Tennis balls get…


The Serbia Open: Everything You Need to Know

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

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, Serbia. In 2009, the event ran from the 4th to the 10th of May. In subsequent years, the tournament has commenced on a similar date.…


Choosing A Tennis Racquet For Your Child

A little girl holding a tennis racquet next to the net

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 children to play tennis also helps them make new friends and spend more time outdoors. To help your child make the most of their tennis,…