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Choosing a Tennis Racquet

Yes, you can dust off that racquet that you played with five years ago and give it a glorious return to the court — if it feels good in your hand and it gets your shots where [more…]

Mastering the Two-Handed Tennis Backhand

You can hit a backhanded tennis shot with two hands on the grip or with one hand, depending on which way feels most comfortable to you. The strokes look very different, but the mechanics are similar. Each [more…]

Taking Tennis Lessons

Tennis challenges you to improve, to hit your strokes and develop your strategy to become a more efficient, effective player. When you improve your game, you don't just become a better player. You also [more…]

Slicing and Dicing, Tennis Style

Slice, or backspin, causes the tennis ball to spin back toward the source of impact (you). When a slice shot bounces, the ball stays low, forcing your opponent to really stretch to get to the ball. If [more…]

Outfoxing a Lefty on the Tennis Court

Lefties are a real pain in the neck for righties on the tennis court. Left-handed players enjoy certain natural advantages. The biggest one is that for reasons nobody can really explain — at least not [more…]

Essential Tennis Terms to Know

Tennis, like any sport, has its own lingo, and tennis uses perhaps the most well-known sports term — love, which means zero. The following list offers definitions of basic tennis terms: [more…]

Explaining the Singles Tennis Court

A familiarity with the singles tennis court is a must-have for every tennis player. Even if you specialize in doubles, you need to know where the service boxes and the baselines are. The following image [more…]

How to Play a Tiebreaker in Tennis

When tennis players win six games each, they generally play a tiebreaker to decide the winner of the set. (Tennis rules governing tiebreakers differ for team tennis and for the Wimbledon Championship and [more…]

Tennis For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Tennis is played on a court, so knowing your way around the court is one of the first things to master as a tennis player. Familiarity with tennis lingo comes with playing the game, and one of the terms [more…]

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