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Tennis backboards are the perfect solution when a practice partner is not available as they are created, through technological innovations, to be reliable and challenging. You will also be able to practice at your own convenience and pace.
Do It Tennis carries three brands of backboards: Bakko, REAListic and Rally Master.
Tennis Backboard Construction
Not all tennis backboards are created equal. Over the last few decades, manufacturers have refined and perfected the backboard using different materials in the construction process, such as fiberglass, UV treated plastics, heavy duty polyurethane, wood, brick and even foam. Wood and brick backboards tend to wear more quickly than other materials and are not recommended.
Bakko Backboards are made of a dense fiberglass material that is coated with UV treated paint. The advantage of this process is that the panels are filled with sound deadening material for a quieter practice session.
Rally Master Backboards are made from a solid UV stabilized plastic and formed in solid panel-sized molds. The Rally Master advantage is that they are covered under warrantee for all types of practice.
REAListic Backboards are constructed with a high-quality weatherproof overlay, meticulously primed and painted. All systems include a basic sound reduction panel with 15% noise absorption.
Tennis Backboard Types
Flat, the traditionally shaped tennis backboards; meant to protect your wall or garage door from damage caused by the constant beating of lobbed tennis balls. Great for kids and adults alike, these backboards provide a flat surface for easy warm-up and practice drills. Flat backboards are typically utilized by country clubs, resorts and home courts. They are easy to install and versatile in that they can be used for other sports in addition to tennis such as soccer, basketball and lacrosse.
However, new innovations in tennis backboard design have determined that sloping and curved backboards are more beneficial in practice as they more realistically simulate a return from a live playing partner.
Sloped tennis backboards will provide you with a lofted ball return. They simulate a lobbed ball allowing you more time to prepare for the shot, while backing you further away from the backboard than a traditional flat surface would.
Curved backboards are available in single or dual curved styles. Single curved backboards return the ball higher, providing more of an opportunity for a longer volley.
Dual curved backboards tend to simulate real play more closely. When hitting the ball low against the backboard, it will return the ball high and vice-versa, when hitting the ball high, it will return it low. The added curve also returns the ball to the right if you hit it to the left and left, if you hit it to the right. The curves of these boards are subtle and the directional return is effective, it is not as drastic as one might think.
Tennis backboards are sold as four foot panels and install against fence lines. The number of interlocking panels needed is determined by necessity. Manufacturers recommend 16 feet of wall for singles practice and a minimum of 20 feet for doubles. As your skill level goes up, so does the number of recommended panels. Proper installation and regular maintenance is vital for warranty validation and a long product life.
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Shop our huge selection of the Best Performance Tennis Racquets on the market featuring all the best-selling frames from all the top brands! Check out the most current technology in Babolat tennis racquets used by Rafael Nadal, Carlos Alcaraz, and Leylah Fernandez; Head tennis racquets, used by Novak Djokovis, Jannik Sinner, Alexander Zverev, Coco Guaff, and Bianca Andreescu; Wilson tennis racquets, used by Stefanos Tsitsipas, Grigor Dimitrov, Karen Khachanov, Borna Coric, and Madison Keys; Yonex tennis racquets, used by Stan Wawrinka, Casper Ruud, Nick Kyrgios, and Jessica Pegula; and Tecnifibre Tennis Racquets, used by Daniil Medvedev, Iga Swiatek.
For help discovering which tennis racquet is right for your style of play, check out our tennis racquet F.A.Q. page.
Take the wear and tear off of your knees and hips with a brand-new pair of tennis shoes designed for the high-impact nature of tennis. Don’t take just any pair of tennis shoes out on the court. Treat your feet right with tennis shoes made for your style of play. Get the latest technology for injury prevention with a Michelin outsole found in Babolat tennis shoes, the Ortholite Sock Liner found in K-Swiss tennis shoes, the DynaFit Upper found in Asics tennis shoes, the Adaptive lacing system on Adidas tennis shoes, and the Quicklace system specifically designed for Wilson junior shoes.
Do It Tennis carries the industry's largest selection of tennis, pickleball, and padel court equipment. Keeping your court in good condition, all year long, is easy when everything you need is at your fingertips. We sell tennis and pickleball court equipment packages; har-Tru, Edwards, and Douglas tennis netss and posts; Bakko and Rally Master backboards for individual training be sure to check out our selection of Lobster, Sports Tutor, and Playmate tennis ball machines. The Playmate tennis ball mower makes cleanup time a breeze. If you are a professional or hoping to play professionally, you can keep your racquet performing longer with your very own tennis stringing machine.
Building it yourself? Then see our tennis court installation page for more information.
Keep it all with you whenever and wherever you need it. Order your new pro bag, 6-pack or tournament bag today! Check out all the latest Pure, Team and Club Babolat tennis bags; Radical, Djokovic and Gravity Head tennis bags, the Rackpack and All Vision Tecnifibre tennis bags, Pro and Team Yonex tennis bags; and the Federer and Advantage Wilson tennis bags.
We also have a large selection of cute tennis bags for women who love to arrive at the court in style. Fashion meets function in these designer tennis bags from cinda b, Ame & Lulu, Nice Aces and SportsChic.
A Large Selection of Tennis Apparel
It's not just about tennis racquets...
At Do It Tennis, our focus is to help you get the most out of your purchases so that you look and perform your best on the court. We offer a wide array of performance tennis apparel at great prices. The apparel brands we carry offer cutting edge technologies that are designed to provide a dynamic fit, all around protection and superior ventilation. Our women's tennis apparel collection includes women's tennis skirts, tennis shorts, shorties & tights, polos, dresses, tanks and warm-ups. Our men's tennis apparel collection includes tennis polos, tennis shorts, t-shirts, crew neck's, warm-up's and jackets. If you are looking for team tennis uniforms, we offer discounts up to 20%. You can see our selection and prices in our team section.
For those that are looking for a deals on last season’s tennis apparel, check out our Clearance Sale Section with plenty of discounts on apparel items.
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Long gone are the days of walking into your local Pro Shop and discussing each product with the owner. At Do It Tennis our commitment to our customers doesn't stop at checkout. Get the most out of your online shopping experience by visiting our tennis blog for up-to-date information on the latest products written by our team of tennis players who want you to get the right product for you budget, your game and your playing style.
Also found on our blog is a complete list of product videos. Images on the web often lack depth and perception, so our team of professionals endures the lights and camera to explore each product with you, describing the technology, advantages and/or disadvantages as they apply.
We always encourage our customers to participate, leave comments and provide suggestions on our blog, or visit our social media pages to join others in the tennis conversation.
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