How Much Do Tennis Shoes Weigh?

   Your Guide    Gavin Davison As you can see above, men’s tennis shoes are slightly heavier than women’s tennis shoes. In short, that’s because on average, male tennis players are stronger and heavier, which is why the shoes will be slightly bulkier for added support. Of course, that’s not to say those female tennis …

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How to Swing a Tennis Racket

How to Swing a Tennis Racket

Groundstrokes – low to high extended swings Serving – up and over the ball Volley – short punch & slight downward motion    Your Guide    Gavin Davison Tennis is an extremely technical game. In fact, I believe it to be one of the MOST TECHNICALLY CHALLENGING SPORTS in the world. Of course, other sports …

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How to Improve Footwork in Tennis

How to Improve Footwork in Tennis

Specified fitness routines – SAQ (Speed, Agility, Quickness) Live ball drills with focus on footwork Practice with intensity, light on the feet, use aids if necessary    Your Guide    Gavin Davison If you are to improve your game, FOOTWORK IS EVERYTHING. It paves the way to being in the right position FOR EACH AND …

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What Do Tennis Players Drink

What Do Tennis Players Drink?

Regular water Electrolytes  Energizing drinks    Your Guide    Gavin Davison Whenever you watch a professional tennis match, there are ALL KINDS OF BEVERAGES flying around. Novak Djokovic famously has his own concoction that he drinks on the court, although he hasn’t disclosed what’s in there. Whatever it is, it SEEMS TO WORK QUITE WELL …

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How to tape tennis elbow

How to Tape Tennis Elbow?

Use a strong and durable tape Stabilise the joint & promote blood flow Consider a tennis elbow support product too    Your Guide    Gavin Davison Tennis elbow is one of the MOST FRUSTRATING INJURIES out there. In fact, at the time of writing, I am actually undergoing physio for this EXACTLY INJURY! When you …

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What is a foot fault in tennis

What Is a Foot Fault in Tennis?

An automatic fault due to a foot stepping onto the line mid-serve Regularity – not overly common at the highest level Result – same as a regular fault    Your Guide    Gavin Davison If you’ve watched a fair bit of LIVE TENNIS before, you’ve probably seen a foot fault called before. Basically, a foot …

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The best tennis rebounder

Choosing the Right Tennis Rebounder

Cost-effective Strong design (durable, weather resistant, good meshing) Portable and versatile    Your Guide    Gavin Davison These are the three MOST IMPORTANT elements for me when looking at purchasing a tennis rebounder. This piece of equipment can be great if you get the right one, but there are some not so great ones out …

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How to beat a pusher in tennis

How to Beat a Pusher in Tennis

Take the game to them – attack, attack, attack Play your game, and play to your strengths Look for opportunities to come to the net    Your Guide    Gavin Davison If you’ve played a fair amount of competitive tennis before, there’s a STRONG CHANCE you’ve come across what we would call a ‘pusher’. Basically, …

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Why get yourself a tennis rebounder

Why Get Yourself a Tennis Rebounder?

Perfect if you want to replicate/practice a particular shot Ideal if you struggle to find hitting partners Great if you don’t live near tennis courts    Your Guide    Gavin Davison Tennis rebounders aren’t necessarily something new, but not many people realize THE BENEFITS of actually investing in this piece of equipment. It may seem …

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How to clean tennis balls

How to Clean Tennis Balls

Use a standard brush – ideal for moderate dirt Soak in the sink – best for above-average levels of dirt Washing machine – if the balls are filthy    Your Guide    Gavin Davison Nobody enjoys playing with dirty tennis balls. Not only can this WEIGHT the balls down, but it ALSO HURTS the general …

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