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,…


Good Gifts to Buy for Tennis Players

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If you’re stuck trying to find a gift for your tennis-loving friend, then have no fear, they’re actually pretty easy to buy for. Here are some great places to start. Tennis Gear Why not begin with the basics? Tennis has come a long way since the age when rackets were made from wood. These days,…


Find Out When & Where Tennis Was Invented

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As one of the most popular sports in the world, tennis is loved by people in countries across the globe. International tournaments such as Wimbledon and the Roger’s Cup are watched by millions of fans each year and the sport continues to grow in popularity. Ancient Greece and Egypt Historians maintain that games involving striking…


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 Balls FAQ

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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 asked questions that players have about tennis balls. What color is a tennis ball and why? The tennis balls used at major sporting events are…


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…


The Ultimate Wimbledon Tennis Champion

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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 from 1969 (start of the open era) to the most recent champion which was Roger Federer in 2017. Stats For The Ultimate Wimbledon Champion This is…


How to be a Tennis Umpire

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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 at decisions, it is not for the faint-hearted! Fortunately, in games like tennis where etiquette is of high importance, being an umpire is usually a…


How the Hawk Eye System Works in Tennis

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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 the eagle-eyed umpires are now much less contentious, with players given the option to let Hawk-Eye have the final say. What does Hawk-Eye do? Hawk-Eye…


How to be a Ballboy in Tennis

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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 job itself, being able to attend big matches and maybe even meet star players is realistic if they do well in the job. It might…