Choosing A Tennis Racquet For Your Child

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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,…


Tennis Frequently Asked Questions

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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 they first watch a tennis match.  This Tennis FAQ will clear up some of the most common questions and talk you through the facts to…


Tennis Tips and Tricks

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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 yearly income most people can only dream of, but they also work incredibly hard to constantly improve their skills. Some people use the sport as…


Tennis Tie Break Rules

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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 to the game of tennis and is used in other sports, however, in tennis, there are specific rules and conditions that define a tie-break or…


How to Play Tennis for Beginners

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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 play for hours upon hours. When playing tennis, you’re always improving. Even Andy Murray improves his technique from game to game. To speed up the…


The Pros and Cons of Tennis

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If you’re trying to decide whether or not to take up tennis, the most important question should always be whether or not you enjoy the game. Tennis is fast-paced, exciting and surprisingly cerebral; it’s almost as much about understanding your opponent and staying mentally strong as it about physical skill. If dashing about the tennis…


How to Do a Lob Shot in Tennis

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The lob in tennis is one of the hardest shots to master and is usually one that only the more experienced tennis players will achieve when playing someone of good tennis ability. There are two types of lobs – an offensive lob and a defensive lob. The offensive lob is where you are trying to…


How to Hit a Tennis Ball Harder

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There are so many different areas of the game in tennis that make a big difference to your performance and results. Footwork and racquet handling are both very important, as is speed and endurance but strength is another area that really helps to win matches. Being stronger means that you can hit the ball harder,…


The Rules of Tennis for Beginners

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As with most sports, tennis is a game of immense skill and comes with a whole host of rules that must be abided by for scoring to count and a win to be a real win. If you want to learn how to play the game, it’s essential you understand the rules of the tennis…


How to Find a Good Tennis Coach

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As one of the most popular sports in the world, tennis can be a great way of keeping fit, enjoying some healthy competition and meeting new people. Most people take up tennis to enjoy the fun of playing a game, learn new skills and improve things like hand and eye coordination. There is also the…