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Tennis Rules & Regulations

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This guide explains tennis basics and teaches everything you need to know about the game's rules.
How to Practice Tennis off the Court

How to Practice Tennis off the Court 3 Comments

Storm rolling in? No problem. Working late? That’s fine. This tennis guide explains how to practice tennis off the court.
Proper Tennis Etiquette

Proper Tennis Etiquette 20 Comments

You shouldn’t walk onto a tennis court without knowing the dos and don'ts of the sport. This guide lays out all of the game’s unwritten rules and explains basic etiquette
How to Grip a Tennis Racquet

How to Grip a Tennis Racquet 2 Comments

Need help learning how different grip styles will help you win? This tennis guide explores forehand and backhand grips, and explains how to include them into you game.
Ten Drills for Intermediate Tennis Players

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If you're the average tennis player needing to step your game up, this guide is for you. Here you can find 10 drills to help you take your play to the next level.
How to Make a High School Tennis Team

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Competing for a state championship is an exhilarating experience, but one thing stands in your way: Tryouts. This tennis guide explains how to make your varsity team.
How to Warm Up for a Tennis Match

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This tennis guide details a versatile pre-match routine that will improve your game, keep you healthy, and make you feel more confident heading into your match.
How to Prepare for a Tennis Tournament

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Tennis tournaments can unnerve any player, but you should feel more confident than ever with the right preparation routine. Read on, and learn how to plan for a tourney.
Tennis Footwork Drills

Tennis Footwork Drills

If you want to be a great tennis player, you need exceptional footwork. This guide explains three drills that will improve your foot speed, agility, and lateral movement.
How to Play Doubles Tennis

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Doubles is extremely popular, but the game can seem confusing if you’ve only watched from the sidelines. This tennis guide explains basic rules and strategies.
How to Hit Power Tennis Groundstrokes

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In an era of baseliners, adding power to your game will help you reach the elite level. This tennis guide explains how to hit with more pace on your groundstrokes.
Three Common Serving Mistakes in Tennis

Three Common Serving Mistakes in Tennis

It’s extremely difficult to improve your tennis serve if you don’t know what you’re doing wrong. This guide explores three of the most common serving mistakes.
How to Hit a Pure Topspin Serve in Tennis

How to Hit a Pure Topspin Serve in Tennis

Having a reliable topspin serve separates true tennis players from the wannabes. This guide takes you through each step for learning how to serve with topspin.
Perfecting the Tennis Ball Toss

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The ball toss in tennis is one of the most important, yet disregarded, aspects of serving. This guide explains how to master your toss and serve with confidence.
How to Line Up in the Australian Doubles Formation in Tennis

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Mixing up your doubles formation from time to time is a great way to keep your opponents on their toes. This tennis guide breaks down the Australian formation.
Why Tennis Players Grunt

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Grunting is one of tennis’ signature characteristics. This guide explains why players make so much noise, and explores the reasons why grunting might help your game.
How to Choose & Wrap a Tennis Overgrip

How to Choose & Wrap a Tennis Overgrip

Your tennis racquet will feel like a splintered wood block once the grip wears down. This guide explains how to choose the best overgrip and wrap it on your racquet.
How to Hit with Topspin in Tennis

How to Hit with Topspin in Tennis

The ability to hit topspin separates the pros from the average tennis player. This guide walks you through hitting topspin so you can score with it in your next match.
Rotator Cuff Strengthening for Tennis

Rotator Cuff Strengthening for Tennis 2 Comments

Injuries are unfortunate, but they can be averted with preventative measures. This tennis guide explains how to strengthen a vital group of muscles: The rotator cuff.
Mastering Your Second Serve in Tennis

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Nobody wants to double fault and give their opponent a point. Read this tennis guide and you'll hit your second serve with more confidence and control than ever before.
Tips for Beginning Tennis Players

Tips for Beginning Tennis Players

This is a must-see guide for every beginning tennis player. The 10 tips explained in this guide will help transform you into a seasoned player in no time.
Spectator Etiquette in Tennis

Spectator Etiquette in Tennis

Tennis has a unique set of spectator rules, and you don’t want to be out of the loop when you show up to a match. This guide breaks down basic spectator etiquette.
How to Beat a Pusher in Singles Tennis

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Most tennis players share their resentment for pushers. This guide breaks down the pushers’ style of play, and explains the best line of attack against junk ballers.
Tennis Bag Essentials

Tennis Bag Essentials

Preparing for a tennis match begins well before you step on the court. This guide details what you need to pack in your bag and offers tips on how to gear up for a match.
Five Qualities of a Complete Tennis Player

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Every tennis player wants to hit like the pros, but you need to know the most important skill sets first. This guide explains the main qualities of a complete player.
How to Handle a Let in Tennis

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Returning a serve that glances or bounces off of the tape can easily lead to confusion. This guide explains how to deal with a let ball in tennis.
Tennis Glossary

Tennis Glossary

Check out this tennis glossary to find all the sport-specific definitions you've been looking. From A to Z, we've got all the words covered.
Tennis Court Dimensions

Tennis Court Dimensions

Learn the exact dimensions of a standard tennis court, and read about each court surface type.
How to Handle Rain Delays in Tennis

How to Handle Rain Delays in Tennis

Most players take a breather and socialize when rain interrupts their match, which often leads to a loss. This tennis guide explains how to best handle rain delays.
Tennis Serving Drills

Tennis Serving Drills

If you’re serious about taking your game to the next level, you’ll need to step up your training. This tennis guide does just that and outlines effective serving drills.
Defense in Tennis

Defense in Tennis

Defensive skills may not always make for the most exciting plays, but they will win you tennis matches in the long-run. This guide is about strategy and skill on defense.
The Three Most Important Tennis Shots

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While you need to be able to hit a variety of different shots, three tennis strokes stand out from the rest. This guide investigates the most essential shots in the game.
History of Tennis

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Tennis has a rich history, and this guide dives into the game's creation, evolution, and development into the Open Era.
Foot Faults in Tennis

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You don’t want to gift wrap points for your opponent by committing silly errors. This tennis guide explains how to serve legally and avoid foot faults.
How to Hit an Ace in Tennis

How to Hit an Ace in Tennis

This tennis guide explains how to accomplish one of the most impressive and important feats in tennis: Acing your opponent on a serve.
How to Communicate in Doubles Tennis

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Tennis fans are often hushed, but there’s no reason why you can’t make your voice heard on the court. This guide explains why you need to communicate as a doubles team.
How to Limit Unforced Errors in Tennis

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This tennis guide outlines five “dos and donts” that will reduce the amount of errors you commit in a match. Read on to become a smarter and more dominant competitor.
How to Play a Tennis Twelve-point Tiebreaker

How to Play a Tennis Twelve-point Tiebreaker

Scorekeeping can be confusing in tennis, especially when the set’s tied at 6-6. This guide explains when and how to play a twelve-point tiebreaker.
When to Approach the Net in Singles Tennis

When to Approach the Net in Singles Tennis

Some players might consider it “old school,” but charging the net is an essential skill. This tennis guide explains when you should move in to close out the point.
How to Keep the Ball Over the Net in Tennis

How to Keep the Ball Over the Net in Tennis

Making unforced errors into the net is the easiest way to hand your opponent a victory. This tennis guide explains the most effective ways to keep the ball in play.
How to Become Captain of a Tennis Team

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Few athletic titles are more prestigious than being named the team captain. This guide explains how to become the captain of your tennis team.
How to Overcome Anger in Tennis

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There’s nothing more frustrating than committing error after error in a tennis match. This guide explains how to control your anger on the court and play with poise.
How to Hit a 'Tweener in Tennis

How to Hit a 'Tweener in Tennis

You’re chasing down a lob and the point is in jeopardy. How can you breathe life back into the rally? This guide outlines the trickiest shot in tennis: The ‘tweener.
How to Play Tennis in the Wind

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Even the slightest breeze can affect your tennis game, but great players come prepared. This tennis guide equips you with the know-how to battle windy conditions.
How to Hit a Forehand Groundstroke in Tennis

How to Hit a Forehand Groundstroke in Tennis

The forehand groundstroke can be a tricky shot for beginning tennis player to learn. This guide will help you master this technique from the grip to the follow through.
How to Best Use Tennis Changeovers

How to Best Use Tennis Changeovers

Changeovers are an integral part of tennis, but they often go overlooked. This tennis guide explores the best way to use your time while changing sides of the court.
How to Improve Your Tennis Game

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In order to reach a new level of play in tennis, you must stop to analyze your game. This survey-like guide helps you take a closer look at your strengths and weaknesses.
How to Choose a Tennis Doubles Partner

How to Choose a Tennis Doubles Partner

Choosing the right doubles partner can be exhausting for tennis players of any level. Follow these tips to find the best teammate possible.
What to Expect in a Private Tennis Lesson

What to Expect in a Private Tennis Lesson

Private lessons are necessary for advanced players, but they can be a nerve-racking experience at first. This tennis guide explains what to expect from the solo session.
Taking the Ball on the Rise in Tennis

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Timing is a huge part of tennis, and it can be the difference-maker in your swing. This guide breaks down why you need to take the ball on the rise.
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