Tennis Blog

Edwards Tennis Nets: You Don’t Hear About Them, Because They Work So Well

January 14th, 2013 by Christopher Mohr

filed in Tennis Product Reviews, Tennis Court Equipment Reviews

When it comes to managing sports facilities, it’s a great day when certain topics don’t come up. If you operated softball diamonds for championship tournaments, you wouldn’t want to deal with complaints about the dimensions of the playing fields. At the end of the tournament, it’s your hope that no one ever brings the matter up, because no one ever gives praise for a properly configured field. In tennis it’s no different. If tennis nets, posts and the court surface are not within specifications, people will complain but if they are reliable no one notices or comments.

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Non-Profit Seeks to Make Tennis Backboards More Easily Available

January 8th, 2013 by Christopher Mohr

filed in Tennis Product Reviews, Tennis Court Equipment Reviews, Tennis News

Many campaigns have been launched in the name of improving diet and fitness in recent years. A few years ago, the National Football League started the Play 60 campaign encouraging children to be active at least 60 minutes a day in an effort to prevent child obesity. Former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop founded Shape Up America in 1994 to address obesity. Many other organizations dedicated to health and fitness like these were created to promote and educate the public about fitness and more healthy lifestyles. One of the more unusual ones, Project Tennis Backboard, seeks to make tennis backboards more available to the public.

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OUCH! Isn’t Tennis Elbow Enough?

November 2nd, 2012 by Suzi Martel

filed in Tennis Product Reviews, Training Aids, Tennis Lifestyle

When you think of sports that require a lot of jumping, I’ll bet the last sport that crosses your mind is tennis; volleyball and basketball, yes, but tennis, unlikely. However, when it comes to Patellar Tendinitis, better known as Jumper’s Knee, no court sport seems to be spared. Just ask world class tennis Pro Rafael Nadal who has been suffering from this condition for years. Missing golden career opportunity, after opportunity, from the London Olympics and Wimbledon in 2009, to this year’s US Open in New York, this young athlete still holds an impressive 11 Grand Slam titles.

 

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Is Bodybuilding Needed in Tennis?

October 29th, 2012 by Do It Tennis

filed in Tennis Lifestyle

If you look at Rafael Nadal’s physique, you can tell that he’s got some serious workout routines. The prominent biceps he has and those rock hard abs tell you that he’s been pretty busy not just at the court, but at the gym as well. You’re probably guessing that he’s doing some bodybuilding workouts.

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Uber-simple, sports icon apparel company: Stick It Wear?!TM by Joe Durica

October 26th, 2012 by Do It Tennis

filed in Tennis Product Reviews

Stick It Wear?! pays homage to the fan re-creation of well known tennis player’s movements and moments. The shirts are adorned with stick characters or ‘smart figures’ that are directly inspired from the refined Olympic pictograms of the 60s and 70s. The subtle and suggestive use of smart figures evokes an elegance that translates into simple, witty and endearing images. They simplify our memories as we pass them from generation to generation of sports enthusiasts.

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How Healthy Eating Can Help Your Tennis Training

October 22nd, 2012 by Do It Tennis

filed in Tennis Lifestyle

If you are a tennis player you should note that healthy eating can help improve your tennis training. Your body requires plenty of carbohydrates before and after playing tennis to stimulate your activities as well as recover after the match. Your body goes through many hurdles while you play tennis.

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Top 5 Mental Training Exercises for Tennis

October 19th, 2012 by Do It Tennis

filed in Tennis Lifestyle

Training for any sport including tennis is as much about mental training as it is about physical training. When you need to physically perform at your peak, it is best to be completely focused on the game. Any emotions, distractions or lingering thoughts can quickly turn to anger and frustration. These negative emotions, if unchecked, can have a negative impact on your performance. Fortunately, there are a great number of mental exercises that tennis players can perform to help prepare them for the mental aspect of the game.

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My Trip to the U.S. Open: Babolat Tennis Bag Style

September 25th, 2012 by Suzi Martel

filed in Tennis News, Tennis Lifestyle

Like my visor? I got it at the U.S. Open last week.  Now I know what you’re thinking, dogs are not allowed at the U.S. Open; why do you think I’m in this Babolat tennis bag?! It pays to be small… and powerful. Besides, I figured if Pierre Djokovic can hitch a ride on his human’s coat tails and go to Wimbledon, I might as well give it a shot, right? Good news, it worked!!

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Tennis Racquet Review: Dunlop Biomimetic MAX 200G

September 17th, 2012 by Marc Pinckney

filed in Tennis Product Reviews, Tennis Racquet Reviews

They should just call this racquet the Dunlop John McEnroe model and be done with it. The simple reality of the thing is that only a gifted player with genius hands and feet is going to be able to maximize the design and features of this racquet. In my humble certainty; there is a very small main market for this racquet. I am sure that with that start, all will be surprised that, this is basically a rave review coming up.

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Come for the Tennis, Stay for the Culture

September 14th, 2012 by Guest Contributor

filed in Tennis Lifestyle

Hard work, dedication, practice, sweat, skill, focus, endurance, excitement, victory, loss, tennis. There are probably hundreds of other words to describe this amazing sport. It dates back hundreds of years and has been a celebrated sporting event and tradition just as long. Played for both recreation and competition, tennis forms a life-long bond in the hearts of those who share its passion. This passion is brought to life at the Australian Open Tennis, the first of four yearly events in the Grand Slam which will kick off in January of 2013. This week-long event encompasses some of the most skilled tennis professionals there are and those who wish to celebrate the sport with them would be erroneous to miss this Open.

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