Archive for August 2015

Head in the Game: The Importance of Mental Focus

Stepping onto the tennis court without a clear head could be detrimental to not only your game, but to your safety as well. Past events such as lost games, missed opportunities, or worrying about that bill you forgot to pay don’t have any business being your center of focus when you are playing the game.  Negative…

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Know Your Tennis Rackets

So, you’ve decided to take up tennis. You’re all set with breathable, comfortable clothes and shoes, and your lessons have been booked, but what about the star of the game? The tool that will help you win or lose. The racket. Tennis Rackets can be found in three basic types: control, power, and in-between. It’s…

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How to Handle Tennis Elbow

A common term for a painful condition that can develop in your elbow by overusing arms, forearms, and hand muscles is tennis elbow. Affecting nearly half of tennis players during their career, this condition is most often seen between the ages of 30 and 50, and is more prevalent in males. About 3% of the…

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Choosing the Right Tennis Instructor

Finding a good Tennis instructor or coach can be difficult. Often times, they are former college or high school players who might look good hitting a ball, but in actuality, have little to no experience teaching how to hit that ball. Part of attaining certification from the Pro Tennis Registry (PTR) or US Pro Tennis…

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