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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: ‚Äč 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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Hi Luca. It is related to all poly strings if used by the wrong person, in the wrong racket at the wrong tension. But, yes cheap... Read More
Monday, 11 December 2017 01:36
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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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"The drop shot is really effective tactically, because most players move really well laterally 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 ca...
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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
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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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Aziz Hussain
I was wondering what people do with old tennis balls and if there was any way to go green with Tennis or at least reduce the ecolo... Read More
Saturday, 23 September 2017 16:29
Trevor Meier
Thanks for bringing reBounces to my attention. I have added their product to this post.
Wednesday, 27 September 2017 10:19
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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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I love this idea. We have now added Fast4 to our match formats. "Power Play!!!"
Monday, 11 September 2017 14:13
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Tennis Ladder Challenge Updates

To help make arranging a tennis ladder match easier, you can now propose up to 3 different date and times when submitting a challenge. The challenged team/player, can then choose any one of the proposals while accepting the challenge. We have also added the ability for the challenger to update an unplayed challenge. Th...
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Trevor, First of all thanks for the challenge update. What happen with the penalty when autodecline a challenge? Re-issue will can... Read More
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Trevor Meier
Glad you like it Daniel! If you update a challenge, it is just like deleting the old challenge, and creating a new one. You can't ... Read More
Monday, 11 September 2017 11:12
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How does Hawk-Eye Electric Line Calling Work?

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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...
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