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 Novak Djokavic in 2018. Stats For The Ultimate Wimbledon Champion This is…


How to Become a Professional 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…


The Tennis Grand Slams Explained

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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 they start playing. For many players, just appearing on the biggest stage once is a huge achievement but what is it that makes the Grand…


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…


How to Dress for Tennis

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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 sports such as soccer are more likely to have injuries to the lower leg and therefore wear shinpads. The game of tennis is not a…