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Dunlop FX 500 Racket Review

DUNLOP FX 500 SPECS   Head Size: 100 sq. in. / 645 sq. cm. Length: 27 in / 68.5 cm Strung Weight: 11.2 oz / 318g Balance: 13 in / 33.02 cm / 4 pts HL Swingweight: 314 String Pattern: 16 Mains / 19   OUR REVIEW   The Dunlop FX 500 is a stiff players racket...

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Volkl V Feel 9 Racket Review

VOLKL FEEL 9 SPECS   Head Size: 100 sq. in. / 645 sq. cm. Length: 27 in / 68.6 cm Strung Weight: 11.4 oz / 323.18 g Balance: 12.6 in / 32 cm / 7 pts HL Swingweight: 325 String Pattern: 16 Mains / 19   OUR REVIEW   The Volkl V Feel 9 is a real players racket....

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The Best Tennis Rackets

A question we often get asked is simply “which is the best tennis racket I can buy?”. This is a difficult question to answer because there’s such a wide range of rackets on the market, let alone the fact that every player’s wants and needs are individual to them. ...

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Head Instinct PWR 360+ Racket Review

Head Instinct PWR 360+ SPECS   Head Size: 115 sq. in. / 742 sq. cm. Length: 27.67 in / 70cm Strung Weight: 8.5 oz / 241 g Balance: 14.76 in / 37.5cm / 6 pts HL Swingweight: 301 String Pattern: 16 Mains / 19   OUR REVIEW   Head’s new range of rackets really...

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Babolat Pure Drive 107 Review

Specification   Head Size: 107 sq. in. / 690.32 sq. cm. Length: 27.2 in / 69.09 cm Strung Weight: 10.6oz / 301g Balance: 12.99in / 32.99cm / 5 pts HL Swingweight: 309 String Pattern: 16 Mains / 19   OUR REVIEW   The Babolat Pure Drive range has been...

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Ultimate Guide to Kevlar Strings

Choosing the perfect set of tennis strings for you is not always an easy task. With so many different materials, gauges, brands and playing characteristics, tennis strings can become a confusing topic. However, one of the more unique string materials is kevlar....

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The Novak Djokovic Diet

Novak Djokovic has been arguably the most dominant tennis player of the last decade. His rise to the top of the men’s game seemed relatively gradual, being in the top 5 players in the world for a number of years. Yet, his actual ascension to the world number 1 spot in...

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Best Tennis Shoes For Knee Pain

Having pain in your knees is unfortunately not an uncommon thing for budding tennis players. All of the constant twisting, turning, starting and stopping makes knee related injuries almost synonymous with the game of tennis. All of the best professional players in the...

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Best Tennis Rackets For Tennis Elbow

Picture the scene. The sun is out, you have opened a fresh tin of tennis balls and you are about to step on court and enjoy a game. Tennis really is irresistable sometimes, so much so that you can find yourself playing for hours and hours on end, day after day, week...

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Best Tennis Rackets For Control

If you are a player who favours pinpoint accuracy over outright power, a control oriented racket is what you’ll need! Of course, choosing your perfect tennis racket is a very personal process, that requires a lot of trialling and understanding your own strengths and...

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Best Clay Court Tennis Shoes

Playing on different tennis surfaces requires a range of different adjustments to be made. This varies from playing style, tactics, mentality to equipment. Arguably the most significant adjustment needed in this situation is the transition on to a clay court from a...

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Best Tennis Stringing Machines

Stringing your own tennis racket is a great skill to have. It can save you time, money and help you create your own small business. But, once you have learned how to string a tennis racket, you will then need to get yourself an appropriate stringing machine. However,...

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Best Tennis Bloopers of All Time!

We tend to think of professional tennis players as supreme athletes that have poise, grit and determination. This is of course true the vast majority of the time, however even the world’s elite players slip up from time to time! We talk a lot at

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Best Sunglasses for Tennis

When you are playing tennis out in the sun, it is important to protect your eyes from damage and glare. Wearing an appropriate pair of good quality sunglasses will help shield your eyes from the sun, helping you to see better, puts less strain on your eyes and...

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Best Kids Tennis Rackets

Buying a tennis racket for your child may not be the easiest task in the world. Kids may be heavily swayed by the rackets their peers are using, what their coach recommends or what their favourite professional player on TV is playing with at the time.  There can often...

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Ultimate Guide to Tennis Etiquette

Tennis has historically been a ‘gentleman’s’ sport. Through the years it has been taken up globally by more and more people, but fundamentally, tennis is supposed to be played in a ‘polite’ way. Whilst many players will want to be competitive on court, show their...

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Tennis String Gauges Explained

Picking the perfect tennis string alone, can be a difficult task! With so many different string types out there, not to mention different manufactures and playing characteristics, cutting through the noise to find the right string for your game can require a lot of...

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Tennis Ball Machine Drills

Buying a tennis ball machine is a great way to improve your game, regardless of hitting partners or matchplay opportunities. You can set a tennis ball machine up on a court, have it feed a range of different balls to you at your chosen frequency, allowing you to...

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PlaySight Review

Court tracking technology has become an integral part of tennis over the last 20 years. Technology that can track the ball, automatically call lines and even give coaching insights are now very popular at professional tournaments and even recreational clubs.  Whilst...

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Buying a Tennis Racket on a Budget

Tennis can be an expensive sport. When you factor in rackets, strings, balls, court hire, shoes and memberships it really does start to add up. One of the more expensive pieces of equipment you can save money on however are tennis rackets. If you are looking to buy...

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Best Tennis Resorts Online

For many keen tennis players, going away to a high quality tennis resort is the dream holiday. Spending a couple of weeks away from home, in lovely hot weather playing the sport you love with friends, family and other passionate players is nothing short of bliss. ...

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Tennis Evolution – Jeff Salzenstein Review

Online tennis instruction has boomed in recent years. There are an awful lot of online training courses out there, along with a lot of free content on Youtube. Often, having a credible pro or coach teach these courses helps them to stand out from the crowd and attract...

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Best Tennis Strings For Power

If you are looking to inject some power into your game, there are a few different ways to go about it. You can decide to play with a more powerful racket, hit the gym with a new workout plan or loosen the tension of your strings.   But one often overlooked option for...

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How Do You Become a Professional Tennis Player?

It’s the question that most tennis players at some point have asked themselves… When out there on the court, watching the professionals on TV or sitting in the court watching a live tournament, ‘How do you become a professional tennis player?’  We see the pros in all...

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Babolat Play Review

Data has become a massive part of sports in recent years. The advancement of sports tracker technology has meant that recreational players and professionals alike can track, record and use their playing data to improve their game.  Back in late 2013, Babolat released...

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Rafael Nadal Forehand Analysis

The Rafael Nadal forehand is undoubtedly one of the most feared shots in the history of men’s professional tennis. Often viewed as one of the more unconventional forehands on the circuit, it is certainly a profitable weapon for the 20 times Grand Slam champion. ...

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Best Tennis Balls

For a keen tennis player, there’s arguably nothing better than cracking open a fresh can of tennis balls. Many players love the feeling of playing with brand new balls. They bounce higher, feel light and lively and travel faster through the air.  But, whilst new...

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Nick Kyrgios Serve Analysis

Nick Kyrgios has made big statements on the professional tennis scene in recent years. The controversial young player had a breakout win against Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon in 2014, beating the king of clay in the fourth round.  The fact that Kyrgios was ranked only 144...

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Life on the Tennis Challenger Tour

The ATP Challenger tour is a range of satellite tournaments that run alongside the regular ATP World Tour. This collection of events offers smaller venues, clubs, universities and colleges around the world the opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the...

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Head Graphene 360+ Instinct S Racket Review

HEAD GRAPHENE 360 INSTINCT S Specs   Head Size: 100 in² / 645 cm² Length: 27in / 68.5cm Strung Weight: 10.6oz / 301g Unstrung Weight: 10.05 oz/ 285g Balance: 12.6in / 32cm / 4 pts HL Swingweight: 311 String Pattern: 16 Mains / 19 Crosses   OUR REVIEW  ...

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Wilson Clash 108 V7 Review

Wilson Clash 108 V7 Specs   Head Size: 108 in² / 696.77 cm²   Length: 27.25in / 69.22cm   Strung Weight: 10.4oz / 295g   Unstrung Weight: 9.9 oz/ 280g   Balance: 13.6in / 34.54cm / 0 pts EB   Swingweight: 312   String Pattern: 16...

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The Eastern Backhand Grip Explained

Understanding tennis grips can really be a minefield. With a range of different options to choose from, it can be difficult to know which to use for each different shot and find a comfortable way to hold your tennis racket.  When hitting your backhand, generally the...

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The Art of the Drop Shot

Having a variety of shots in your arsenal when playing tennis is a great advantage to have when you step on the court. Particularly in the modern game where tennis is played all over the world, players are fitter, racket and string technology is so well developed and...

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Tennis Twist Ball Machine Review

The Tennis Twist Ball Machine is an interesting, new and innovative portable coaching tool. This simply designed, compact ball machine looks to be an outlier in the market, with most of its competitors being bigger, heavier and altogether more robust. So, you may be...

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Best Tennis Ball Machines

A ball machine is a great tool for any tennis enthusiast to use to improve their game through repetition. Tennis ball machines provide a unique selling point: you can control the incoming ball. Tennis is usually a very reactive game. More often than not you will...

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How to String a Tennis Racket

Learning how to string a tennis racket is a great skill to have in your arsenal. It can save you time and money and allows you to be in control of your playing equipment. It is important to get your racket restrung regularly to preserve the life of the frame, stop it...

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Best Tennis Workout Plans

Physical conditioning is a huge part of becoming a better tennis player. These days with modern racket, string and apparel technology, along with many slower courts and the game being taken up by more athletic players in general, being fit and strong is all the more...

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Types of Tennis Court Surfaces

Whilst all tennis courts will always have the same dimensions, a net and white lines, the surface of a court can vary massively. Now you may be thinking, how much difference can the surface I play on actually make? It’s still a tennis court after all… Well, we are...

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Babolat Pure Drive 2021 Review

It’s pretty much got to that point now where the Babolat Pure Drive should be classified as a modern classic. This stick is miles away from the classic rackets of the past, but at the same time, it’s become so ubiquitous in modern tennis that it has to be considered...

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Dominic Thiem Forehand Analysis

Dominic Thiem has shot to the top of the men's professional game over the last few years. He is a player that takes massive cuts at the ball and had a breakthrough win at Madrid Masters back in 2014. He topped Stan Wawrinka on the Spanish clay to really make his first...

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Roger Federer Forehand Analysis

  Roger Federer’s forehand needs no introduction. With 20 grand slams, over 100 titles and the all time number one record, he is the greatest tennis player of all time in the eyes of many keen tennis players and his forehand has played a huge part in this! ...

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