How to Play a Tiebreaker in Tennis

tiebreak
Tiebreakers can be both confusing and intimidating. This guide is designed to provide you with answers and help increase your tie-break success rate.  Q: When is a tiebreaker played? A: A 7 point tie-break game is played when the set score is 6-6.  During a tie-break game, points are scored "Zero", "1", "2", "3", etc. ...
Continue reading
  3921 Hits
  0 Comments
3921 Hits
0 Comments

The Unwritten Rules of Tennis

tennis-court-rules-sign
Don't let bad calls or scoring disputes ruin your fun on the tennis court. This article presents USTA guidelines and the unwritten rules of tennis that are designed to help you enjoy the game and encourage cooperation and courtesy during match play.  THE CODE The Player's Guide to Fair Play and the Unwritten Rules of Tennis...
Continue reading
  7927 Hits
  1 Comment
7927 Hits
1 Comment

Dear John, Show Me a Little Respect

John-McEnroe-n-Serena-William
Last year John McEnroe got himself in a heap of trouble by making what many perceived to be a very controversial statement about Serena Williams in an interview with NPR. Here is an excerpt from that interview with Lulu Garcia-Navarro: Garcia-Navarro: We're talking about male players but there is of course wonderful female players. Let's talk ...
Continue reading
  1407 Hits
  3 Comments
Recent Comments
Khalfan Jay
I think Serena has a point. No one has tested or factually proven she can't last in men games. Its a mere speculation that she can... Read More
Thursday, 21 November 2019 19:29
1407 Hits
3 Comments

Roger Federer Triumphant at Australian Open

AO-Roger-1
Global Tennis Network would like to congratulate Roger Federer on winning the 2018 Australian Open Men's title. No. 2 in the world, Roger Federer defeated No. 6 Marin Cilic 6-2, 6-7(5), 6-3, 3-6, 6-1, to secure  his sixth Melbourne title  and an astounding  20th Grand Slam of his illustrious career.  After going four years witho...
Continue reading
  1552 Hits
  0 Comments
1552 Hits
0 Comments

Sun Safety

Sun-1
As a tennis player, you compete and practice in mostly sunny locations, experiencing an extraordinary amount of ultraviolet rays. Some of the benefits of spending time in the sun's rays include: Strengthening bones by activating Vitamin D Providing therapeutic benefits for some skin conditions Offering psychological benefits by providing a sense of...
Continue reading
  1591 Hits
  0 Comments
1591 Hits
0 Comments

Federer vs. Nadal: The Rivalry & Battle for G.O.A.T. Title

Capture
​Spanning an ongoing 14 year rivalry Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have battled one another a delightful 38 times. The objective of this article is to ask the question, 'Who is better than who?' Who has more victories over the other guy? Is it Advantage Federer or Advantage Nadal?  The numbers may surprise you. To begin the debate l...
Continue reading
  1699 Hits
  2 Comments
Recent Comments
Todd Hicks
Federer is greater than Nadal. He's better overall across the different court surfaces and he has such a long streak of at least r... Read More
Monday, 07 May 2018 02:42
EDDY ABRIL
I think that Nadal is the best. Not only for the way he plays but also for never ending fighting a point. No athlete has the skill... Read More
Saturday, 18 January 2020 02:06
1699 Hits
2 Comments

How to Recycle Tennis Balls

tennis-balls
Are you interested in recycling your old tennis balls? It's easy and two eco-conscious companies are willing to help. They are Tennis Ball Recycling and Project Green Ball. Here is what you need to do: ​ Collect 200 balls in one box Fill out a request form at  https://www.tennisballrecycling.com/free-tennis-ball-recycling Attach...
Continue reading
  1581 Hits
  0 Comments
1581 Hits
0 Comments

The Art of the Drop Shot

BRUSHES-forART-SHOW
"Thedrop shot is really effective tactically, because most players move really welllaterally but many struggle moving forward."   Marc Lucero To be a truly great tennis player requires variety and a complete game. A powerful serve. Penetrating groundstrokes. Accurate volleys. Punishing overheads. Once your game is strong in these areas it can ...
Continue reading
  3066 Hits
  2 Comments
Recent Comments
Scott Black
Love that last shot by Adrian Mannarino in the above video! I practice a backhand backspin volley drop shot at the net using a ba... Read More
Friday, 02 February 2018 09:49
Landon Meier
Good for you Scott. It is a lethal weapon to employ on court. Keep up the practice
Friday, 02 February 2018 10:40
3066 Hits
2 Comments

What is the Fastest Serve in Tennis Ever Recorded?

Guinness-World-Record-Logo-PNG-Clipart
 Who:  Samuel Groth What: 263 kilometers per hour (163.4 mph) When:  09 May 2012 Where:  South Korea (Busan) On 9 May 2012, Samuel Groth (Australia) served an ace recorded at 263 km/h (163.4 mph) during an ATP Challenger event in Busan, South Korea. The serve came during Groth's second-round match against Uladzimir Ignatik (Bela...
Continue reading
  6398 Hits
  0 Comments
6398 Hits
0 Comments

Fast4 Tennis: The Fun & Fast Way to Play Tennis

fast4-banner-1400x380-1400x380
Nowadays tennis is becoming increasingly more difficult to fit into our busy schedules. Matches, and especially multi-day tournaments, simply take too long to complete. But, don't despair because there is a solution to this problem and it's called Fast4 Tennis. Fast4 Tennis is a shortened format of tennis that was launched ...
Continue reading
  4206 Hits
  1 Comment
Recent comment in this post
Trevor Meier
I love this idea. We have now added Fast4 to our match formats. "Power Play!!!"
Monday, 11 September 2017 14:13
4206 Hits
1 Comment

How does Hawk-Eye Electric Line Calling Work?

Hawk-Ey_20170912-185425_1
Now used in over 80 tournaments around the world, Hawk-Eye's ITF approved Electronic Line Calling service takes the doubt out of close line calls by using the most sophisticated millimeter accurate ball tracking cameras to identify whether a ball has bounced in our out. In addition Hawk-Eye's SMART Replay technology can deliver instant vi...
Continue reading
  2158 Hits
  0 Comments
2158 Hits
0 Comments

How is a Tennis Ball Made?

img_0503
Have you ever wondered how a tennis ball is made? Watch this very well done video by Linn Tall to find out. There are approximately 70,000 tennis balls used each year at the U.S. Open. The reason so many balls are used at top tournaments is to ensure the fuzz quotient remains constant, because worn balls tend to travel and ...
Continue reading
  2406 Hits
  0 Comments
2406 Hits
0 Comments

Why Are Tennis Balls Yellow?

tennisballs
Prior to 1972, tennis balls were white believe it or not, and audiences watching from home tuned into the sport on black and white television sets. This meant that a white tennis ball stood out in greater contrast to the eye against the darker backdrop of a green grass court, a red clay or blue hard court surface. But, as a growing number of color ...
Continue reading
  1918 Hits
  0 Comments
1918 Hits
0 Comments

The Awe-Inspiring Jimmy Connors

jimmy2
As the 2017 U.S. Open draws closer to championship weekend, the time feels ripe to dig up a story from the archives of one of tennis's legendary performances.  The year is 1991 and Boris Becker is the #1 ranked player in the world. He is joined by Stefan Edberg, Jim Courier, Ivan Lendl, Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi in the top 1...
Continue reading
  2939 Hits
  1 Comment
Recent comment in this post
Landon Meier
I argue that Jimmy Connors showed us the greatest fist pump tennis has ever seen. If you disagree tell us who you think has a bett... Read More
Thursday, 07 September 2017 11:26
2939 Hits
1 Comment

What is Indian Wells?

indianwells
Indian Wells is a magical desert oasis vacation destination located just outside of Palm Springs, California. Home to 350 days of sunshine, world-class, luxurious accommodations, full-service spa facilities, elegant dining, award wining golf course, and the Coachella Music and Arts Festival. It is a fun and revitalizing getaway. These are all ...
Continue reading
  864 Hits
  0 Comments
864 Hits
0 Comments
The official networks of GTN

Most Popular Blogs

Trevor Meier
29 January 2010
Tennis Gear
As a tennis racquet stringer, I get asked all the time what is the difference between Natural Gut tennis strings, and Synthetic Gut tennis strings.Natural Gut strings is generally made from a cows gut...
Rob Leahy
12 November 2017
Tennis Gear
Just so we're clear, if you have tennis elbow, changing your strings won't get rid of it. It will help to reduce the vibration that you experience which can in turn reduce the pain. At this point if y...
Trevor Meier
15 September 2017
Tennis Gear
Have you ever gotten to the court, only to find the perfectly good looking tennis balls you were going to use, have completely lost their bounce? Many players use a new can of balls each time the...
pat markey
17 September 2010
Tennis Tips & Drills
This is an entry from my regular blog about racket stringing and I posted it here:  After reading this article you will have 3 winning hybrid combinations to improve your game. Some time back I publis...
Landon Meier
11 September 2018
Tennis Instructions
Tennis
Don't let bad calls or scoring disputes ruin your fun on the tennis court. This article presents USTA guidelines and the unwritten rules of tennis that are designed to help you enjoy th...

Random Blogs

17 February 2012
Tennis Tips & Drills
THINK ABOUT IT:  A quick note regarding racket stringing and the frequency of which you should be restringing.  While searching through various websites and blogs today I ran across a Prin...
06 September 2007
Tennis Instructions
A Tie Breaker is played when the score of a set is 6 games all. Without a Tie Breaker, a set may last much longer than desired.A Tie Breaker is played when the score of a set is 6 games all. Without a...
13 February 2012
Tennis Tips & Drills
With experience you will start to understand racket patterns and know which holes to skip when stringing rackets.  Sometimes it is still helpful to know which holes to skip,share and if the mains...