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TheTennisBros.com was founded in the pursuit of helping amateur players from all over the world to improve their tennis.

Too often, people overlook the fact that their choice of equipment is negatively affecting their game. We recognize that every player is unique and therefore, your use of the latest technology in your equipment should be tailored to you! Perhaps you have come to us looking for some help choosing your first racket. Or maybe you are already a good player who is looking for that perfect string to give you a little bit more spin on the forehand. Rest assured, wherever you may be in your pursuit of self improvement, “the bros” have you covered!

The world of tennis technology can be particularly daunting for tennis players, amateur and professional, alike. There are so many brands and models out there, it can be difficult to know where to turn. Additionally, the painstaking research process can often take weeks, so players often settle on a racket well before finding that true Excalibur that would have been most suitable for their game. The truth is, many of you out there could be playing much better tennis without changing anything in your technique!

The great news is, we have done the tedious research process for you! On our web site, you’ll find a mammoth range of resources from choosing the right string tension to selecting the right type of racket. We also have a ton of bonus material from ball machine drills to technical advice on your game from our resident ATP player.

Our Mission

We have made it our lifetime’s mission to provide you with some of the best tennis equipment advice on the web and we hope you’ll return to our site time and time again in your pursuit of excellence.

Meet the Bros

Will Palmer

Co-founder and play tester

Will played College Tennis and achieved an ITF World Ranking as a Junior. He is our head of content and playtesting, but in his day to day, he's a freelance writer.

  • Height

    6'2" (188cm)

  • Weight

    80kg

  • Age

    30

  • Favourite Shot

    Drop Volley

  • Racket

    Babolat Pure Strike 18 x 20

  • String

    Wilson Revolve

Tom Bell

Co-founder and technical director

Tom looks after the technical end of the project. He runs the website and our internet campaigns, including our popular email subscription series!

  • Height

    5'9" (175cm)

  • Weight

    80kg

  • Age

    32

  • Fastest Serve

    128 mph

  • Racket

    Wilson Blade 98

  • String

    Babolat RPM Blast

Dave

Co-founder and play tester

Dave is a former tour pro and owner of a famed slice backhand that seems to stick to the floor. His exploits on the match court are easily matched by his incredible coaching skills, and his tips can take your tennis game to the next level.

  • Height

    6'4" (195cm)

  • Weight

    90kg

  • Age

    46

  • Favourite Shot

    Slice Bakchand

  • Racket

    Yonex VCore Pro 97

  • String

    Luxilon Smart String

What our players say

Dave Skaff

Challenger Custom Fitting Package

GREAT service. I had been exploring various hybrids on my own and was curious about gut/poly hybrids in particular. Finally gave this a try and….best $49 I’ve spent on tennis, period. The suggestions were perfect and they really listened to what I was looking for. And they answered all of the questions I had while trying their recommendations – even 6 months later! Have since recommended to many friends. Navigating strings is hard – this service makes it easy. Highly recommend.

Marc

Challenger Custom Fitting Package

It is a very difficult challenge to get a new tennis racket. I was so used to my old racket that any proposed change brought anxiety and apprehension. I was still using a racket that was first produced in 1991. Especially in my case, I am troubled with 30 years of tennis elbow and am extremely sensitive to any changes. I tried innumerable rackets which always hurt my arm. I went to multiple orthopedic surgeons and physical therapists to resolve the pain. The physical therapists were always able to return me to play, and the orthopedist said that even though I needed Tommy John surgery (like the pitchers), I was too old to recover from the surgery. Eventually, I found a Pro Kennex 5g which I used for 20 years which did not hurt my arm. Even though the sweet spot in miniscule, I am afraid to change. Finally, I thought that new technology and 30 years of research would find a better racket that would give me some help. Note _ I am a senior 3.5 with real strokes. I asked the Tennis Bros for their advice and they recommended three rackets and 2 different string set ups. The recommendations seemed to be thoughtful, and matched the scientific literature on rackets that would minimize shock to the arm: heavy, flexible, soft stringbed. Please refer to Technical Tennis by Rod Cross and Crawford Lindsay for further information. I demoed each of the recommended rackets and finally chose one along with the appropriate string setup. This combo works really well and I think I finally have a modern racket that has a huge sweetspot that can help my game. Thanks much, Tennis Bros.

Peter

Challenger Custom Fitting Package

Great service! Fast turnaround with very detailed advice and rationale that was specific to my game and needs.

Anton

Challenger Custom Fitting Package

Fully satisfied with recommendations provided by thetennisbros. All my comments and preferences were taken into account. Really helpful service, especially for racket geeks:)

Danny Sapsford

Former ATP Tour Pro Player, World Ranking: 170 Singles and 85 Doubles

As a former Davis Cup squad colleague of mine, Dave not only has a vast amount of experience as an ex-pro but he also has had an extremely successful coaching career. He has a wide base of experiences in coaching junior and adult players at all levels from club beginner standard all the way up to coaching national and international champions. If you would like to improve any part of your game then Dave will help you accomplish your goals!

Mark Hilton

Former ATP Tour Pro Player, Current Coach of Kyle Edmund, Former Coach of Dan Evans

Dave is a leading and well-respected coach in British tennis. Following on from a successful playing career, Dave has gone on to coach national junior champions. As a young coach, I worked with Dave at the International High-Performance Academy at Loughborough University, producing some of Britain's best junior players competing at the highest international standard. He has a wealth of experience to improve players of all ages and levels and is a true professional.