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Understanding The Tennis Basics: The Masters 1000 Events Understanding The Tennis Basics: The Masters 1000 Events

While the four ‘Major’ Grand Slam tournaments punctuate the tennis calendar... 

Tennis Surfaces Explained, Part 3: Hard Court Tennis Surfaces Explained, Part 3: Hard Court

While the best known tennis surface is undoubtedly grass, the majority of the tennis... 

Tennis Surfaces Explained, Part 2: Clay Tennis Surfaces Explained, Part 2: Clay

Anyone aspiring to be a professional tennis player will usually play on a variety... 

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Understanding The Tennis Basics: The Grand Slams Understanding The Tennis Basics: The Grand Slams

The tennis calendar is almost year-round, with tournaments held on every continent... 

Tennis Surfaces Explained, Part 1: Grass Tennis Surfaces Explained, Part 1: Grass

Professional tennis is played on a variety of different surfaces, which these articles... 

Clay vs. Grass: Battle of the Surfaces  Clay vs. Grass: Battle of the Surfaces 

‘Battle of the Surfaces’ was a tennis exhibition match that took place... 

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Tennis Greats and Shots

Tennis Shots: The Drop Shot Tennis Shots: The Drop Shot

For players with anything other than the ultimate level of mobility around the court, one of the recurring nightmares which prevents them getting a night’s sleep must be the thought of facing a player blessed with a good drop shot. This shot may be one of the most frustrating to face when playing an opponent who knows how to hit it. If hit correctly... [Read more of this article]

Tennis Shots: The Backhand Tennis Shots: The Backhand

From listening to tennis commentators, it would be easy to come to the conclusion that a backhand was something that any tennis player compares to a particularly troubling visit to the dentist – if it can be avoided, you should, because the result of going there will be painful and potentially embarrassing. There is no doubt that a good backhand is... [Read more of this article]

Tennis Shots: The Forehand Tennis Shots: The Forehand

The forehand is considered the easiest tennis shot to master, perhaps because it is the most natural one to hit. It involves holding the racket out from the body and striking forward, with your palm facing towards your opponent at the point of contact. The fact that it is considered to be easy to master does not make it a less dangerous shot – some... [Read more of this article]

Tennis Shots: The Volley Tennis Shots: The Volley

If you want to make a real success of your grass court game, you are going to have to come to the net at times or risk being beaten by someone with greater killer instinct. The approach to the net is all important in grass court tennis – and to a lesser extent on other services – because if you can hit a good volley, you will win a lot of free points... [Read more of this article]

Tennis Shots: The Serve Tennis Shots: The Serve

In terms of the rules of tennis, the serve is a shot which has one function – to start a point by putting the ball in play. It is simply intended to commence a rally, all things being equal, but in recent times it has become a whole lot more important than that. These days, a particularly good serve can win you matches almost on its own – although... [Read more of this article]

The Tennis Greats: Andre Agassi The Tennis Greats: Andre Agassi

Although his list of career titles may be shorter than his contemporary and American compatriot Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi is still in many people’s eyes one of the most remarkable players ever to pick up a tennis racket. Believed by many with the knowledge to comment to have had the best return of service that has ever been seen in the game,... [Read more of this article]

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