Our Tennis Blog written by Tennis Experts. With over 100 years of Tennis Experience on our team you’ll gain some serious Tennis Knowledge by reading this blog!
We’ve created this Tennis Blog for any avid Tennis Player or fan! Tennis is an incredibly popular sport that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. It’s a great way to get exercise and spend time with friends, and it’s also a great way to improve your skills.
Tennis is a physically and mentally challenging game that requires a constant quest for knowledge and appetite for improvement, so we started this tennis blog to share our years of knowledge with the tennis community.
Here’s some fun Tennis stats:
- Tiebreakers were invented in 1965 and introduced to Wimbledon in 1971.
- A tennis racket can be a maximum length of 29 inches.
- Maria Hingis was 12 years old when she won the Junior French Open.
- Approximately 70,000 tennis balls are used at the US Open each year.
Our Tennis Holidays Blog is a brilliant read for anyone who loves to escape to a beautiful destination and enjoy their favourite pastime – Tennis.
We’ve become Tennis Break experts here at Active Away and wanted to share our experience with you. In our Tennis Holidays Blog we cover:
- Some of the best Tennis Holiday Resorts in the world
- Prior Tennis Holiday experiences and reviews
- Our top Tennis Holiday tips
It’s no secret that most of our team here at Active Away are Tennis Coaches. That’s why we started our Tennis Coaching Blog.
In our Tennis Coaching Blog we share our top tips for improving your game, and some quick wins! If you love the game of tennis, then good tennis coaching is essential. Our blog can help you improve your skills quickly and efficiently. Here’s what we can help you with:
- Improving your doubles – how to position yourself
- How to prepare for a Tennis match or game
- Our Top 10 Tennis Tips for being a more consistent player
We all know a tennis racket is an essential piece of equipment for anyone playing tennis, however we don’t seem to place that much importance on it! Well read our Tennis Rackets Blog to find out how to choose the right racket for you.
From Babolat to Head, there is such a wide variety of Tennis Rackets on the market at the moment! We help you narrow down your search by offering you advice such as:
Our Tennis Fitness Blog provides you with awesome tips on how to become more agile, quick, durable and co-ordinated on the tennis court.
Tennis fitness is important for any player, whether they are beginner or experienced. Proper Tennis Fitness can help improve your overall game and increase your endurance. It can also help prevent injuries and keep you energised during long matches.
Why not start with our Winter Tennis Fitness blog, we all know Tennis is great in the summer, but how do you manage your fitness throughout the winter?
There is nothing worse than an injury preventing you from playing the sport you love the most – Tennis. That’s why we started our Tennis Injuries Blog.
There’s so many niggles you can pick up when playing Tennis, with the most common one being Tennis Elbow. If it’s Tennis Elbow you struggle with then start with our Ultimate Tennis Elbow Guide to fix your issue in no time.
We are always looking for suggestions for our Tennis Injuries Blog, so if you have any you’d like us to write about just start an online chat.
The world’s fastest growing sport – Padel Tennis! We started our Padel Tennis Blog after falling in love with the sport.
Padel tennis is a fast-paced game that originated in Spain. Players use a paddles to hit a small ball across the net, using their footwork and rhythm to outmaneuver their opponent. The basic rules of Padel are similar to those of tennis – especially the scoring, however the serve is underarm which very much differs from Tennis!
- Doubles Only – Padel is a doubles only sport! This means it’s fun, friendly and social.
- Rallies Last Longer – Expect more of a battle than tennis, the rallies can last for up to 60% longer than tennis!
Tennis Camps are a brilliant way to indulge in this brilliant sport. Tennis camps provide a fun and challenging opportunity for kids to learn how to play this popular sport. Tennis camps are especially beneficial for children because they offer instruction from highly qualified professionals in a safe and supportive environment.
Have a read of our Tennis Camp blog for ideas on making this summer a tennis experience that will be unforgettable!
We love improving! So we started our Tennis Clinic Blog to help you find out more information on what a Tennis Clinic is and how it can benefit your game.
A tennis clinic is a great way to get some instruction from a professional coach. They will teach you the basics of the game, help you improve your technique, and give you pointers on how to play better. If you’re new to the sport, or just want to brush up on your skills, a tennis clinic is a great way to do it.
One of the intricacies of Tennis is the variation of Tennis Court Surfaces. We started our Tennis Courts Blog to share as much knowledge as possible about the various court surfaces.
- Clay Tennis Courts – as seen at the French Open. Are beautiful courts to play on as they allow you to move easily on the clay and the ball bounces slower as well as higher.
- Grass Tennis Courts – you’ll have definitely seen these on the TV at Wimbledon. Fast courts that are rarely seen for public use!
- Hard Tennis Courts – found at the US Open. These courts can be made so the ball bounces at different heights and speeds.
Why not start with our Ultimate Tennis Court guide to help your Tennis Court knowledge!
We love the biggest matches in Tennis, so started our Grand Slam Tennis Blog. They have produced some of the biggest moments in Tennis, and captivate audiences from all around the world.
What are the 4 main Grand Slams in Tennis?
- Australian Open – Happens in late January at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia and is usually the first grand slam of the year played on hard courts.
- US Open – Normally takes place in late August/early September and is historically the last Grand Slam of the year. Played at Flushing Meadows on Hard Courts.
- Wimbledon – The oldest and grandest tennis tournament in the world. Takes place in late June/early July on Grass Courts.
- Rolland Garros (French Open) – Rafael Nadal’s favourite. Played on Clay Courts in late may/early June.
As former tennis players ourselves, many of our coaches have travelled around the world to play professional tournaments, leagues, coach and have a general love for exploring new destinations and cultures.
Our team of coaches are always on the go and have encountered almost every problem you can think of so it made perfect sense to start our Travel Tips Blog for guidance on making your next trip as smooth as possible.
View our latest Blog Posts
The Rise of Padel Tennis – Ready for a Takeover?
Is Padel Tennis taking over the Racket Sports World?
Our blog on the rise of Padel Tennis covers all things Padel tennis and why you should try it out!
What are the best Tennis Strings to use?
Unsure on what strings to use for your tennis racket?
Our blog on Tennis Stringing covers all the key information on all things Tennis Strings.
Being Mentally Tough in Tennis
Being mentally tough in tennis is about not giving up and not letting your emotions get the better of you.
Read the blog to find out how to ‘control the controllables’ & our top tips on being a tough cookie to play against.
How to Win More Tennis Matches
Tired of playing tennis matches and coming away frustrated?
Our blog on how to win more tennis matches is a must read to send your win to loss record soaring.
7 Great Tennis Holiday Essentials
We go through the 7 Tennis Holiday essentials you need when attending a Tennis Holiday! Get the most out of your trip by following this essential guide.
Keeping active through winter – Is tennis a winter sport?
Check out this blog for our view on playing Tennis in winter, keeping active through winter and what to do if you don’t have any Indoor Tennis Courts near you..
The Ultimate Tennis Court Guide
The Ultimate Tennis Court Guide – Sharing my 30 years of tennis experience playing and coaching on all surfaces!
The Active Away Dragons’ Den Journey
Read the full blog on the Active Away Dragons’ Den Journey. An incredible journey from start to finish, this blog gives you the inside scoop!
The Ultimate Tennis Elbow Guide
There are not many tennis holidays that I host without someone complaining of tennis elbow. It’s probably the most common injury I come across and unfortunately, once set in, is so difficult to get rid of.