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What is it about Wimbledon and Weddings?

July 26th, 2016 by Do It Tennis

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What is it about Wimbledon and Weddings

Is the grass? This year following and even during the 2016 Wimbledon tennis championships three top tennis professional Dominka Civuklkova, Ana Ivanovic, and even youngster and Ranch Santa Fe, CA resident Taylor Fritz made their intentions clear and either wed or got engaged.
Do two weeks among the stuffy traditionalists at the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club influence the couples to make it legal? Or could it be the mandatory whites that inspire the potential brides and their beaus to take the plunge?

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The Bryan Brothers: Grandmasters of Tennis Doubles

July 11th, 2016 by Do It Tennis

filed in Tennis News, Tennis Lifestyle

The Bryan Brothers: Grandmasters of Tennis Doubles

It’s tough to come up with enough superlatives to describe the talents and accomplishments of Bob and Mike Bryan, the grandmasters of tennis doubles. The Bryan Brothers combined to win a record 16 Grand Slam men’s tennis doubles championships and record 112 professional doubles tournaments overall. The most weeks ranked #1 (440 plus for both men), most Davis Cup doubles wins (23), most consecutive Grand Slam Finals (7), most prize money, an Olympic Gold Medal, and on and on and on. They even have several mixed doubles Grand Slam championships playing the best women players. Mike and Bob Bryan have single-handily (or is it double-handily?) transformed and raised the profile of professional tennis doubles.

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The Controversial History of Wimbledon White

July 5th, 2016 by Do It Tennis

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The Controversial History of Wimbledon White

One of charming and for pro tennis players sometimes infuriating aspects of the Wimbledon tennis tournament is the very British requirements for Wimbledon white apparel. The origin of the whites apparently goes back to the late 1800s, when it was improper to have ladies perspire or show sweat stains. To mask that apparent outrage they started wearing all white. And it was in cotton flannel. Good thing England is cool and rainy-even sometime during the famous fortnight. The male tennis players soon followed suit. The tradition became rooted the manicured lawns of the All England Croquet & Lawn Tennis Club.

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Tennis Training Tips: Train Like Wimbledon Pros with These Three Tennis Drills

June 30th, 2016 by Do It Tennis

filed in Tennis How To, Tennis Lifestyle

Tennis Training Tips Train Like Wimbledon Pros with These Three Tennis Drills

  Wimbledon 2016 is the most famous tennis championship around, but many of us never have a chance to play tennis on a grass surface. Although it is the original tennis surface (remember its really called “lawn tennis”) less than 1% of courts in the United States are grass. If you ever are scheduled to play on a grass tennis court there are some tennis training tips for your tennis practice sessions. These tennis drills for grass court play courtesy of Micah Groom, Co-director of Player Development for the North County Tennis Academy in San Diego County in California and a USPTR certified professional.

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Father’s Day Tennis Gift Guide

June 14th, 2016 by Do It Tennis

filed in Tennis Product Reviews, Tennis Lifestyle

Father's Day Tennis Gift Guide

Nobody needs any more goofy ties or bar glasses. If the father, grandfather or favorite uncle in your life spends their happiest hours on the tennis court, choose gifts for tennis players that will be used all year.

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Babolat’s Grand Slam French Open Tennis Gear

May 10th, 2016 by Do It Tennis

filed in Tennis Product Reviews, Tennis Racquet Reviews, Tennis Lifestyle

Babolat's Grand Slam French Open Tennis Gear

Make way for clay. In time for the upcoming Grand Slam event at Roland-Garros starting on May 16th, Babolat has introduced their 2016 line of French Open gear. The high-performance items include new tennis racquets, racquet bags and a tennis backpack, along with special tennis accessories. All are authorized by the tournament and many sport the French Open logo.

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Prevent Melanoma with Sun Protective Tennis Clothes

May 5th, 2016 by Do It Tennis

filed in Tennis Product Reviews, Tennis Apparel Reviews, Tennis Lifestyle

Prevent Melanoma with Sun Protective Tennis Clothes (2)

Melanoma is one of the most common cancers diagnosed in the United States and the deadliest form of skin cancer. And for sports played for outdoors, like tennis, extra care is necessary. May is Melanoma Awareness Month, so take the time to use the proper sun protective clothing and learn what prevention tips will help.

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Mother’s Day Gifts for Tennis Playing Moms

May 3rd, 2016 by Do It Tennis

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Mother's Day Gifts for Tennis Playing Moms

For the mom in your life who spends her time on the tennis court, choose something that will be used all year long, even after the flowers wilt. Finding the perfect gifts for tennis players can be daunting. We’ve put this Mother’s Day tennis gift guide to help you select just the right item for your tennis loving mom.

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10 Tennis Coaching Tips To Keep Your Players Motivated

April 26th, 2016 by Do It Tennis

filed in Tennis Lifestyle, Youth Sports

10 Tennis Coaching Tips To Keep Your Players Motivated

Whether you are a professional tennis coach pushing around a full-size tennis teaching cart all day or someone lugging a bucket of tennis balls trying to get a youngster or partner to develop a love for the game, here are a few tennis-coaching tips to make your life a little easier.

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3 Tennis Drills to Improve Your On-Court Footwork

March 31st, 2016 by Do It Tennis

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3 Tennis Drills to Improve Your Tennis Footwork

Good footwork in tennis is nearly as important as consistent groundstrokes and an accurate serve for tennis match play. You can do several tennis drills with a tennis partner or as practice with your tennis league team. Here are three tennis footwork drills courtesy of USPTR certified Micah Groom, Co-director of Player Development for the North County Tennis Academy in San Diego County in California.

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