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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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How to Practice Tennis Against a Wall

Practicing tennis against a wall is one of the time-proven ways to improve your game. But in order for it to be effective, it’s important that you practice with good form. The repetitive nature of practice will instill either good or bad habits, so it’s important to remain focused. In essence, when you hit against the wall you need to …

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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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Are Tennis Ball Machines Worth It?

If you’ve been hitting against the wall for a while or maybe looking for ways to get in a few more days of practice per week when you don’t have someone to hit with, you may have considered getting a tennis ball machine to add a new dimension to your practices. Tennis ball machines are a great way to practice …

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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 Often Should You Practice Tennis?

You want to continuously improve your game, but maybe you’re wondering how often you need to practice to achieve your goal. Most people will tell you the more you practice the better. There are, of course, limitations to this. You certainly don’t want to overdo it and risk injury. Practicing once or twice a week should allow you to maintain …

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How to Practice Tennis Alone: 5 Ways to Train Solo

While you typically want to train with a practice partner, sometimes no one is available or you simply want to get out and practice on your own to improve your game. There are a few ways to make the best of your time while practicing on your own. Undoubtedly the best way is by using a ball machine to feed …

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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 …

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11 Step Guide to Hitting a Slice Shot in Tennis

The slice shot is a technique used in tennis to create backspin on a ball. Slice shots can make life difficult on your opponent, in particular if used intermittently with topspin. By slicing the ball from time to time you can throw off your opponent’s timing and make returning the ball more difficult. In tennis, a slice shot is the …