Tennisletics Blog

Background Born in South Africa, and now resident in the USA, Chris Haggard turned pro in 1993. He spent 15 years on the ATP Tour and excelled at doubles to reach career-high No. 19 ranking. Chris stayed in Top 50 for over a decade and won 7 ATP ti…

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Background Dennis Ralston is a right-handed, former American tennis legend whose playing career spanned the 1960s and 1970s. After numerous NCAA titles and USC, he won five major doubles crowns and Davis Cup wins for the United States both as a pla…

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My name is Joe, and I am, amongst other things, the father of a UK-based junior tennis player called Otto Friedlein. I play tennis myself but have never competed at a high level. I do, however, have extensive experience of being a ‘tennis dad.…

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Oct. 19, 2020

Mega Test: Tennis Balls

Let's face it, unlike tennis racquets and strings, most people take tennis balls for granted. There are 325 million tennis balls sold globally each year and 125 million sold in the US.  They must be all the same right? If they are all Inte…

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Unquestionably, 2020 has proved itself to be a challenging year for all of us. With second waves of Covid-19 and more lockdowns in many places across the globe, it can be difficult to see the glimmers of light in the darkness. From a tennis pe…

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We take a look at some of the most interesting and unusual stats and facts from the world of tennis. Here are 20 interesting tennis facts you can use to surprise your friends. Tennis records 1. What is the record for the fastest tennis serve? J…

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Keeping fit is vital for all ages, but it’s especially important for the older generation. Finding a way to remain active as you age can be difficult as you start to see that the limits of your body are hampering your ability. It’s likel…

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Leading Strength and Conditioning Coach, Jonny Fraser, leads you through ten amazing warm-up exercises to get you ready to play your best tennis. Warming up for any tennis athlete is important for both injury reduction and performance. Rese…

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Finding the best grip for your situation can be challenging. Some players' hands sweat continuously, others do not sweat at all. Some players like to feel the racquet 'glued' to their hands, others make a ton of grip changes, and want the racquet to…

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For beginners, it can take time to pick up any sport. Whether it’s tennis, pop tennis, pickleball, or something completely different, the first few months can be tough. It can be easy for new players to get disheartened in the early stage of l…

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