What good does that little rubber thing do at the bottom of your string bed? Does it effectively reduce vibration or is the benefit all in your head? Continue reading Dampeners: Valuable or Mental?
Have you ever seen – or played with – a tennis racquet with a DIAGONAL stringing pattern? Here are details on one user’s philosophy. Continue reading Diagonal Stringing?
Tennis players always was their shorts, shirts, and socks; but how many regularly wash their sweat-soaked hats? Few. But should you and how do you? Continue reading Wash Your Hats
Stiff or Flexible… what kind of tennis racquet is best for you? Thanks to Fred Drilling for sharing the explanation below, which he described as “Best article I’ve ever seen!” Continue reading The Right Racquet For You
According to most TV tennis commentators, the biggest change in the pro game has come from the spin generated using the new poly strings. But does that mean we should all be using them? Continue reading Using Poly Strings?
As we get ready for the season of Florida tennis tournaments, one player questions the value of wearing sunglasses (which almost NO pro players wear). Continue reading Sunglasses?
Do you feel like there should be SOMETHING that can be done with empty tennis ball cans? And how about all those used tennis balls multiplying in your tennis bag? Continue reading Empty Ball Cans?
Do you wear/use a fitness tracker? I used one for almost a year but found, for me, it wasn’t worth the effort. Continue reading Trackers Worth the Trouble?
One of the most important pieces of tennis “equipment” are your tennis shoes. But are you wearing the right size? Continue reading What’s Your Shoe Size?
Most of us in Florida play almost exclusively on soft courts, while our friends out West play mostly on hard courts. So when the time for us to play on the hard stuff, we all too frequently get injured. Veteran tournament player Winder Bill asks what can be done to help avoid injuries. Continue reading How To Play Hardcourts (and not get injured)
We played doubles with New England vet, Ken Moulton, who sported the rare two-handled tennis racquet. Is it a novelty or a distinct advantage? Continue reading The Handler
You would think this was a totally automated process; but check out this link (Thanks to my son Jeremy) to see the process. Continue reading How They Make Tennis Balls
Thanks to Kevin Bryant for this Tennis Warehouse information on what makes the difference between buying/using “Regular” vs. “Extra Duty” tennis balls. Continue reading Regular vs. Extra Duty Balls
One of our Naples tennis buddies came to the court with a HUGE (137 square inch) Big Bubba racquet; and was challenged by another who said the legal limit was 135 square inches. Who is right? Continue reading Does Size Matter?
My son Chris (a “gadget guy” like me) gave me a FitBit fitness tracking wrist device for Christmas; I love it, but its heart rate tracking numbers can be misleading – and dangerous (?). Continue reading FitBit Fallacy + Finals