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Sun Safety

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

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​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...
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How to Recycle Tennis Balls

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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...
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Tennis Elbow and Strings

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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 you have tennis elbow, you have a few options, the two I recommend are rest or visiting a physio/physical therapist. (In my other blog called Cork Tenn...
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Understanding Polyester Tennis Strings

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The arrival of polyester strings has been one of the major developments in tennis in recent years. It took a while for all professionals to change over from natural gut, but now nearly every professional player uses polyester in their string setup.  This may be as a full bed of polyester or in hybrid with natural gut. To a professional player,...
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How Natural Gut Tennis String is Made

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Have you ever wondered what natural gut tennis string is made of. Or how it is made?  Natural gut tennis string really do come from gut. In fact, the source of natural gut tennis string comes from part of the intestine of a cow called serosa. Natural gut tennis strings have actually been around for a long time. The first se...
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The Art of the Drop Shot

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"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 ...
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Have Your Tennis Balls Lost Their Bounce?

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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 they play, just to avoid this issue.  Tennis ball containers are pressurized at 14 psi so th e tennis balls inside maintain their internal pressure ...
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What is the Fastest Serve in Tennis Ever Recorded?

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 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...
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Fast4 Tennis: The Fun & Fast Way to Play Tennis

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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 ...
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