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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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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 of 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 …