What Are the Different Types of Tennis Courts?

What Are the Different Types of Tennis Courts?

Some individuals think that different variations of tennis were played by the ancient Greeks, Romans, and Egyptians. There haven’t been any drawings or descriptions of tennis-like games found, but several Arabic terms from Ancient Egypt serve as potential...
How Playing Tennis is a Great Way to Make New Friends

How Playing Tennis is a Great Way to Make New Friends

Many, this writer included, believes that our relationships with friends are the single biggest source of happiness in our lives. The impact of friendships on your happiness and mental health is significant. Stress is reduced, comfort and delight are given, and...
Battling Diversity in Tennis Matches

Battling Diversity in Tennis Matches

In any tennis match players undoubtedly face adversity, in a tournament that adversity is compounded. I recently played the 40 and over clay court national championships along with several other players from the Seattle area. It was a great showing for PNW players...
Singles Patterns of Play in Tennis

Singles Patterns of Play in Tennis

When playing a point the goal is for your opponent to make 1 of 5 mistakes; the 3 mistakes that end the point are your opponent missing in the net, long, or wide. The 2 mistakes that keep the point going are hitting into the middle of the court or leaving the ball...
Hitting With Purpose to Improve Your Tennis Game

Hitting With Purpose to Improve Your Tennis Game

The most basic tactic in tennis is to get the ball over the net and in the court 1 more time than your opponent every point. By definition you will win every point you can execute this tactic properly. The highest percentage groundstroke in tennis is cross court and...
Becoming .1% Better at Your Tennis Game

Becoming .1% Better at Your Tennis Game

It’s so exciting to have a fairly complete national tournament schedule and a growing local tournament again! With the resurgence of these events it’s possible to resume individual tournament goals. Goals are typically win or lose; either you win the tournament, reach...
Coming Back to Competition in Tennis

Coming Back to Competition in Tennis

The last big tournaments I competed in were November 2019 in FL, which was clay court nationals for 35s followed by 10.0 mixed nationals. Overall it was a successful two weeks and an exciting end to the year. Fast forward through a pandemic and 15 months of not...
Why Do Tennis Players Grunt?

Why Do Tennis Players Grunt?

Grunting is, at times, a very loud noise produced by certain tennis players when hitting their shots – often referred to as “shrieking” or “screaming.” Both men’s and women’s tennis include it prominently. In the women’s...
Novak Djokovic Grand Slam Wins (Infographic)

Novak Djokovic Grand Slam Wins (Infographic)

Novak Djokovic is a professional tennis player from Serbia. The Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) has him rated No. 1 in the world. Djokovic has held the No. 1 ranking for a record 335 weeks and has ended the year as the ATP year-end No. 1 on a joint-high six...
Ask a Pro: How to Choose the Right Tennis Racket

Ask a Pro: How to Choose the Right Tennis Racket

With so many options on the market, choosing the right tennis racket can be a daunting task. Whether a beginner or an experienced player, we aim to give you the advice and resources you need in order to select the proper racket for your game. With the right racket in...
A History of the US Open in New York (Infographic)

A History of the US Open in New York (Infographic)

The United States Open Tennis Championships is a tennis event held on hard courts in the United States. The event is a contemporary version of one of the world’s oldest tennis tournaments, the U.S. National Championship, which originally included men’s...