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The Best Tennis Quotes of All Time

Sometimes it’s hard to express just why you love tennis, but thankfully, these tennis quotes can help. Unsurprisingly, some of the people who have played tennis to the highest level have some amazing quotes about the game, so we thought we would put together some of...

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Foot Fault in Tennis

Outside of the scoring, the rules of tennis are pretty simple. However, there’s one rule on the serve that is slightly more complex and you see a lot of club-level players failing to abide by it - the foot fault.    What is a Foot Fault?   A foot fault can...

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Head Graphene 360+ Extreme S Racket Review

We recently featured the Head Graphene 360+ Extreme S in our “Best Tennis Rackets for Beginner Players” article, so we decided it was time we gave you the full write-up on exactly how this playtest went.  We’ve always been fans of the Extreme range for its easy power...

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Wilson Clash 100UL Racket Review

We recently featured the Wilson Clash 100UL on our list of best beginner rackets, so we thought it was time to give you the full write-up on this great stick.  Wilson brought out the Clash series with the aim of progressing racket technology to make it more...

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Prince Phantom 100x 305 Racket Review

To say we were excited for this Prince Phantom 100x 305 playtest might be an understatement. We loved the old Prince Phantom Pro 100, so we had high hopes for Prince’s latest update. We’d already tried the new technology in the Prince Phantom 100x 18 x 20, Phantom...

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The Serve and Volley – A Dead Art?

How times change. For decades tennis players were obsessed with trying to get to the net and the serve offered the perfect opportunity to do this. Indeed, the pro game was built on the serve and volley tactic, and it’s only in more recent times that the baseline game...

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The Best Tennis Players of All Time – Our Verdict!

Whatever sport you're talking about, choosing the best players of all time is always going to be a contentious debate. When it comes to the best tennis players of all time, the problem is it’s particularly hard to compare players across different eras.  Technology has...

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Two Handed Backhand Pros and Cons

If you were tuning in to watch tennis 30 or 40 years ago, then you wouldn’t find many pros making use of the two handed backhand. In those days, the single handed backhand was king, and it wasn’t until the early 70s that the two handed backhand came about.  Once the...

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Roger Federer Serve Analysis

The Roger Federer serve is nothing other than epic. An enchanted moment upon every ball strike – the perfect combination of power, timing and accuracy that leaves tennis players and fans standing in awe, every single match. Federer wields a tennis racket like a wizard...

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The Fastest Tennis Serves Of All Time

It’s one of those things every tennis player wants to know, how fast is their serve and how does it stack up against the pros? Well, unless you’ve got an unbelievably big serve, then it’s going to be a long way behind the fastest serves of all time, but it...

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When Was Tennis First Invented?

The vast majority of you who are familiar with our website, will quickly associate us with fun, yet cutting edge tennis racket and string reviews! However, we’ve been delving into the history books a little lately as well! Today we’re going to be looking into who...

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Wilson Clash 100L Racket Review

Wilson Clash 100L Specs   Head Size: 100 in² / 645.16 cm² Length: 27in / 68.58cm Strung Weight: 10.3oz / 292g Unstrung Weight: 9.9oz/ 280g Balance: 12.79in / 32.49cm / 6 pts HL Swingweight: 300 Stiffness: 54 String Pattern: 16 Mains / 19 Crosses   Our Review Arm...

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The Art of the Slice Backhand

The slice backhand is an important weapon on the tennis court and it can be used offensively just as effectively as it can defensively.  We spoke to our super international coach, Dave Ireland to get some thoughts on the backhand slice, and have brought it all...

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Volkl V-Dry Overgrip Review

If there’s one area where we’re a little bit biased at it’s on grips. We’re big fans of the Wilson Pro Overgrips for most players, and for the people with super sweaty hands we’d always recommend Tourna.  However, in the Volkl V-Dry we think we might...

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Why is Tennis Scored the Way it is?

Why tennis is scored the way it is has fascinated tennis players and historians, alike. Those of you who are familiar with our website,, know we take a no-nonsense approach to both our equipment reviews and tennis instruction! Therefore,...

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Volkl V-Cell 9 Racket Review

Volkl V-Cell 9 Racket Specs   Head Size: 100 in² / 645.16 cm² Length: 27in / 68.58cm Strung Weight: 11.5oz / 326g Balance: 12.79in / 32.49cm / 6 pts HL Swingweight: 317 Stiffness: 68 String Pattern: 16 Mains / 19 Crosses   Our Review   We always enjoy...

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Head Graphene 360 Extreme Pro

Head Graphene 360 Extreme Pro Specs   Head Size: 100 in² / 645 cm² Length: 27in / 68,5cm Strung Weight: 329g / 11,6oz Unstrung Weight: 310g/10,9oz Balance: 32,49cm / 3 pts HL Unstrung Balance: 31,5cm/1 pts HL Swingweight: 331 String Pattern: 16 Mains / 19 Crosses...

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The Best Tennis Strings

Want the honest truth about the best tennis strings? They doesn’t exist. Sorry to disappoint! Keep reading though, as you’re about to discover that there are actually many, many “best tennis strings”, depending on the individual. It’s all about finding the right setup...

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The Importance of the Second Serve

We recently did an article on why the first serve is crucial in tennis and it just wouldn’t be fair if we didn’t do a similar article for the second serve.  So, why is the second serve so important? At the end of the day, a lot of its importance relates to the fact...

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The Eastern Forehand Grip

You often hear people talking about different forehand grips and the general benefits and disadvantages of each one. With all the different names though, it can be difficult to know what’s what, so we thought we’d put some guides together to help you out.  For a...

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Wilson Ultra 100L V3 Racket Review

Wilson Ultra 100L V3 Racket Specs   Head Size: 100 in² / 645 cm² Length: 27in / 68,5cm Strung Weight: 295g / 10,4oz Unstrung Weight: 280g / 9,9oz Balance: 33,02cm / 4 pts HL Swingweight: 296 String Pattern: 16 Mains / 19 Crosses Our Review   We...

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Tennis Singles Strategy

When you walk onto the match court, practice time is over. You can’t make last-minute adjustments to your technique to improve your chances of winning. Your forehand is your forehand, your serve is your serve and your backhand is your backhand - you’ve just got to...

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Tennis Doubles Strategy

If there’s one way you can make an instant difference to your game, it’s through your tactics. While it takes time for you to perfect your technique, you can make an instant impact on your results by working on strategy, and today we bring you some important tips for...

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Wilson Blade 98S V7 Racket Review

Wilson Blade 98S V7 Specs   Head Size: 98 in² / 632 cm² Length: 27in / 68,5cm Strung Weight: 312g / 11oz Unstrung Weight: 295g/10,4oz Balance: 33,48cm / 3 pts HL Swingweight: 320 Stiffness: 63 String Pattern: 18 Mains / 16 Crosses     Our Review  ...

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The Semi Western Grip

One of the first challenges you’re faced with when you take up tennis is figuring out what grip to use. To help people out, we put together our “Guide to the ‘Best’ Forehand Grip” which details all the grips and how to find them.  Our conclusion was that there isn’t...

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Top Tennis Tips To Improve Your Game

Nobody can deny that tennis is a difficult sport. You’ve got to combine so many skills and that’s before we even get to the pesky scoring system which always messes with your mind.  So, we thought we’d put together a few top tennis tips to help you take your game to a...

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How Tall Are Tennis Players?

We’ll start this out with the simple answer - tennis players are pretty tall. The average man in the US measures in at around 5ft 9 inches (175cm) tall, making him two inches shorter than the shortest guy in the top ten, David Goffin at 5ft 11 (180cm).  On the women’s...

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5 Simple Tennis Games For Kids

One of the great things about tennis is that it encourages you to develop so many different skills. Whether it’s cardio, coordination, mental toughness, life skills, or just hitting a ball over the net, there are so many things to learn on a tennis court.  So, what...

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Tennis Slice Serve

The serve is one of the most important parts of tennis, and the more you can improve this shot, the more free points you’re going to win. One of the key weapons you can develop is the tennis slice serve, which is extremely effective at taking your opponent out of the...

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Tennis Footwork Drills

We rightly spend a lot of time perfecting our technique in tennis, but sometimes, we’re not as quick to practice our footwork. The thing is, in order to get our technique right, we’ve got to be in the right position to begin with. This means tennis footwork drills can...

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How To Practice Tennis Alone

We’ve all had to learn what it’s like to be away from the tennis court for an extended period of time in 2020. Our quest for never-ending improvement on the tennis court has been halted, but there are still ways you can practice tennis alone and improve your game...

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The Kick Serve

The kick serve is something you see the pros do with such ease that we tend to take it for granted a little bit. However, if you walk out onto court and try to replicate the pro’s kick serves, you’re going to find it’s not that easy! Once you master the kick serve...

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Head Graphene 360 Plus+ Speed S Racket Review

Racket Specs   Head Size: 100 in² / 645 cm² Length: 27in / 68,5cm Strung Weight: 301g / 10,6oz Unstrung Weight: 285g/10,1oz Balance: 33,02cm / 4 pts HL Swingweight: 307 String Pattern: 16 Mains / 19 Crosses Our Review   We’ve always been fans of the Head...

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Prince Phantom 100P Racket Review

When we talk about rackets that we love at, the Prince Phantom 100P is right up there. With its latest version, Prince has dropped the Pro from the name but generally kept the same feel as with the last version - the Prince Phantom Pro 100P. We...

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