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How Long Does it Take to Learn Tennis?

If you’ve taken up tennis recently you may be wondering how long it will take you to learn the sport and how often you need to practice in order to get there. Everyone, of course, is different and has varying athletic skills and learning aptitudes, so the timeframe will vary from person to person. Generally speaking, when people ask how …

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101 Tennis Terms You Need to Know

If you’ve started to follow the game of tennis, you may have noticed that it has its own distinct terminology that differentiates it from other sports. Many of these terms, such as the score of “Love” for example, date back centuries to the mid-1500s. Below is a list of the 101 terms that you should familiarize yourself with to have …

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What is Pace in Tennis? How and When to Use It

Pace is a term that is used extensively in tennis. You hear of players hitting with a lot of pace (aggressive hitters), or of no pace hitters (pushers) hitting the ball with very little pace. But what exactly is pace and how is it used in tennis? Simply put, the term pace in tennis refers to how fast your shot …

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Should You Play Tennis With a Cold?

Let’s face it, playing any sport with a cold is not fun. Your game will likely suffer to an extent and your ability to play all out will be compromised. Sometimes, however, there’s not much of a choice. If you get sick just before a competitive tournament, you probably will be in a position where you have to play regardless. …

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Can you Play Tennis in the Rain?

If you’ve watched a few professional Grand Slam matches in your life, then you are used to the notion that when it rains the game of tennis stops. But outside of the professional circuit, is it possible to play tennis in the rain? To answer this, first, let’s take a look at why professional matches are stopped in the first …

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Can You Play Tennis in Cross Trainers?

If you are new to the game and already own a pair of cross trainers for other sports or exercise, you may be wondering if they will work for tennis as well. The thinking here is that they are made for multi-directional movement and provide good overall support. Cross trainers can work in tennis in terms of support for lateral …

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What Size Tennis Racket Should You Get?

Sizing a tennis racket correctly is one of the most important aspects in racket selection. It doesn’t matter how good or expensive a racket is, if the sizing of the racket is off, it will affect your game in a negative way. Arguably the most critical factor when sizing a racket is getting the grip size right. If the grip …

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How Old Should You Be to Start Playing Tennis?

Tennis is a game that can be enjoyed at just about any age. Whether you start playing tennis for the first time after age 50 or under 10 years of age, with enough practice and dedication you can learn to play the game and become skilled at it. If you start late in life, there are some limitations to how …