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Tennis: 4 Things To Consider Before Buying Your Tennis Shoes

Imagine playing a game of tennis and having to limp around because of a case of bad shoes. It is pathetic to be wearing the wrong kind of shoes while playing such a strenuous game. After all tennis requires you to run around the big grass and clay courts, hitting forehands and backhands with equal finesse. Consequently, tennis shoes should always be such that you have the least tension regarding your feet while concentrating on the game and thinking about how to give your best shots. Tennis shoes are in fact a generic name for all kinds of athletic shoes. It is necessary to have a good pair of shoes irrespective of the game you …

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Service is the opening gun of tennis. It’s putting the ball in play. The old idea was that service should never be more than merely the beginning of a rally. With the rise of American tennis and the advent of Dwight Davis and Holcombe Ward, service took on a new significance. These two men originated what is now called the American Twist delivery.
From a mere formality, service became a point winner. Slowly it gained in importance, until Maurice E. M’Loughlin, the wonderful “California Comet,” burst across the tennis sky with the first of those terrific cannon-ball deliveries that revolutionized the game, and caused the old-school players to send out hurry calls for a severe footfault …

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Easy strength training exercise may help treat tennis elbow

People with pain in the elbow or forearm from playing sports or just from common everyday activities, might be able to use a simple bar and strengthening exercise to alleviate pain, say researchers who are presenting their study results at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s Annual Meeting in Keystone, Colorado, July 9th-12th.
Tennis elbow or lateral epicondylitis is a common condition effecting nearly three percent of the general population, not just those who play tennis.
“Our study illustrated that a novel exercise, using an inexpensive rubber bar, may provide a practical and effective means of adding isolated wrist strengthening exercises to a treatment plan,” said lead author Timothy F. Tyler, PT, ATC, Clinical Research Associate, …

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Being Good In Tennis Is Easy

Tennis trainers are also once a beginner in the tennis world.
They trained hard, work hard, and study hard to be called as a professional tennis teachers. Tennis teachers are highly trained professionals who took up rigorous trainings and courses to be labeled as teachers or guru. In other words, hiring a tennis teacher is one step closer to achieving your goal to become a pro tennis player. Here are some helpful points on finding a good tennis teacher: You can find and hire a private tennis teacher and bring him / her to your private tennis court. The payment for hiring a tennis instructor depends on how well and experienced is the instructor that you …

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Has American Tennis Become too Soft?

It may not be too soon to panic.
Four Americans secured spots in the year-end top 10 — Venus and Serena Williams, Andy Roddick and James Blake — and the sizzling sisters have won the last three Slam titles, so there’s little reason for U.S. fans to mope and moan when thinking about what is to come for the rest of ’09.
But by the time the new decade rolls around, there may be good reason to panic. In ’08, America ended the year in a curious position — with only eight men and five women in the top 100. More significantly, only two top-50 players — 21-year-old Sam Querrey and 24-year-old Bethanie Mattek — are under …

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Mental Game of Tennis: Don’t Compare Your Tennis Ranking to Opponent’s

After working with several junior tennis players on their mental game, I’ve noticed that players limit their success when they focus on opponent rankings or tournament seeding. As you might already know, comparing your tennis skills to an opponent is a mental game no-no in my book.
When you make comparisons to your opponents, you are essentially saying to yourself that they are better than you! When you look at the draws to find out who you are playing, do you focus on seeding or player ranking?
What’s the mental game of tennis danger in comparing your ranking to your opponents’ ranking? You make too many assumptions (or generalizations) about who should win and who should lose …

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Tennis Lessons – What Really Is A Bad Habit?

In my experience as a tennis coach, the more I learn about players’ own individual styles of playing tennis, the more I question what really are bad habits in tennis. How do you describe a bad habit? Everyone is so worried about developing bad habits that they run from teaching pro to teaching pro and stress themselves out attempting to stave off the dreaded ‘bad habit’! They read books and tennis magazines and study videos seeking answers to the ultimate tennis strokes.
Now do not get me wrong. I’m not telling you that there are no guidelines to follow when learning to play tennis. What I am telling you is these guidelines are far too rigid …

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Wimbledon Tennis Championship 2009 – Full Preview

Wimbledon traditions include the eating of strawberries and cream, royal patronage, strict dress code for competitors and ball boys and girls. The 2008 gentleman’s final already the longest at nearly five hours of play, was extended to over seven hours due to rain and finally finished in the dark. Wimbledon is acknowledged to be the premier tennis tournament.
Match Schedule: The tournament shall start on Monday falling between 20 and 26 June. Wimbledon usually begins two weeks after the Queen’s Club Championship, which is one of the major warm-up tournaments for Wimbledon. Wimbledon shall be scheduled for fourteen days, beginning on a Monday and ending on a Sunday. The five main events span both weeks but …

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Australian Open Tennis 2009 Championships Tickets, Schedules.

Out of four Grand Slam tournaments, the Australian Open Tennis Championships is the only Grand Slam to be held in the beginning of the year (January).  For all those millions watching the nail biting match between Novak Djokovic and the top seed Roger Federer, could not but help cheer the valiant Serb in his fight against a master.
The fact that Novak won in straight sets and went on to win the Australian open tennis championship 2008 is the stuff fairy tales are made of.  The Australian Open threw up another anomaly of an unseeded unknown player brushing past heavyweights to reach the finals.  Jo-Wilfred Tsonga drew critical acclaim when he reached the finals and created …

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Australian Open 2008 – The Future of the Tennis

The remarkable level of tennis on display at the 2008 Australian Open demonstrated that the game has gone to the next level. Novak Djokovic made it clear that the “big 2″ is now the “big 3″; while Jo Wilfred Tsonga sustained his fitness and thrilled the crowd with his athleticism.
This new level is based on the top modern players being able to attack and defend with equal proficiency. In the past one or the other would suffice. Hewitt defended his way to two grand slams, two Davis Cups and was twice year end #1; while champions Agassi and Sampras relied on dictating the play from the baseline and serve and volley. To compete for the …

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The History Of Tennis Explained

Tennis has its roots in the ancient game of handball, played in Greece long before the Christian era. During the Middle Ages it developed into a game of batting the ball between two opponents rather than against a wall. The name comes from the French “tenez,” “take” or “ready.” At first there were no boundary lines, but gradually a court was developed somewhat the shape of an hourglass, with a line drawn across the narrow middle portion.
The early balls were made of leather and stuffed with hair.
The racquet developed in the following way: for protection in hitting the ball, a glove was worn. Then, for greater protection, cords were wrapped around the glove. Later, an …

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