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Racquets, Balls, Strings, Stringing Machines, Grips, Court Equipment

Research the best racquets and strings to suit your game and where to shop for the best price and service. Learn how to choose the ideal string tension, the most durable balls, and the right grip size. Locate tennis retailers and manufacturers.
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How to Choose the Best Tennis Racquet for Control and Power
Learn what control and power really mean in a tennis racquet; how racquet weight, balance, and stiffness influence control and power; and which racquet specifications are likely to produce the best blend of control and power for different types of players.

Tennis Needs Better Backboards
Learn why tennis backboards are too small and how much it will cost to build a bigger, much better backboard.

Tennis Racquet FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions About Tennis Racquets
Answers to your questions about tennis racquet weight, balance, length, materials, cost, stringing, stability, and more.

Racquets Quiz
A fun, challenging quiz on tennis racquet balance, weight, swingweight, stringing patterns, power, sweet spots, and construction.

Tennis String FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions About Tennis Strings
Answers to your questions about tennis string tension, types, gauges, repairs, restringing, and more.

Tennis Strings and Stringing Quiz
How tight is your knowledge of the effects of string type and stringing choices on racquet performance, arm safety, and stroke production?

Tennis Ball FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions About Tennis Balls
Answers to your questions about tennis ball types, colors, bounce, fuzz, durability, repressurizing, and more.

Racquet Glossary
A comprehensive glossary of terms used to describe features of tennis racquets. Find definitions that will help you choose and buy a new tennis racquet or take care of your current racquet.

Finding Your Tennis Racquet Grip Size
An accurate measurement of the proper grip size for your tennis racquet.

Should Tennis Balls Weigh Less?
Would lighter balls make tennis a better game?

Photo Illustrated: How to Apply an Overgrip
Photos illustrate step-by-step instructions on how to apply an overgrip onto your tennis racquet. A grip wrap keeps your handle drier, preserves your original grip, helps to prevent the racquet from slipping out of your hand, and can be used to fatten a racquet grip that's too small.

Buying a Tennis Racquet for a Beginner
How to choose the right tennis racquet for a beginner, based on price, power, materials, weight, length, and balance.

Buying the Right Length Racquet for a Junior Player
How to choose the right length, based on age, size, strength, and experience.

Who Wants to Be a Tennis Gear Millionaire?
See if your knowledge of tennis equipment is worth a million bucks.

Soft Tennis
An introduction to soft tennis, played with lightweight, inflatable balls on a regular tennis court, but with slightly different rules.

Clay Courts - The Good the Bad and the Debatable - The Pros and Cons of Clay...
Clay Courts - The Good the Bad and the Debatable - The Pros and Cons of Clay Tennis Courts - Advantages and Disadvantages of Red and Green or Har-Tru Clay Surfaces

The Pros and Cons of Grass Tennis Courts
The advantages and disadvantages of grass court surfaces in tennis.

The Pros and Cons of Fast Hard Courts
The advantages and disadvantages of fast hard court surfaces in tennis.

The Pros and Cons of Slow Hard Courts
The advantages and disadvantages of slow hard court surfaces in tennis.

Buy a Racquet for an Advanced or Intermediate Player
Background advice on choosing a racquet for an advanced or intermediate player, with links to top picks for all-court players and baseliners.

The History of Tennis Racquets - Evolution of the Modern Racquet - Part I
How tennis racquets evolved from the earliest pre-racquets through the long wooden era.

Racquet Review - Babolat Pure Drive Roddick Cortex
A review of the Babolat Pure Drive Roddick Cortex tennis racquet, a racquet for strong intermediates and advanced players.

Index of Tennis How-To Articles
An index of short, simple, step-by-step tennis how-to articles. Follow easy instructions to find the sweet spots on your racquet, make a ball pickup tube, improve your topspin or your serve toss, make a serve trainer, apply an overgrip, and find your grip size.

Gamma Tennis Trainer
A review of the Gamma Tennis Trainer, a practice device consisting of a tennis ball attached to an elastic band anchored to a weighted block.

Review of the Luxilon Big Banger ALU Power 16L (125) Tennis String - One of...
Review of the Luxilon Big Banger ALU Power 16L (125) Tennis String, one of the best tennis strings for durability and arm comfort.

Book: Technical Tennis
Book review of Technical Tennis by Rod Cross and Crawford Lindsey

Book Review - The Physics and Technology of Tennis by Howard Brody Rod ...
Review of The Physics and Technology of Tennis, an in-depth study of the physics of racquets, strings, balls, tennis courts, and stroke selection and production by Howard Brody, Rod Cross, and Crawford Lindsey.

Review of the Dunlop SpeedBall for Tennis
Review of the Dunlop SpeedBall, a high-density foam practice ball for tennis players from beginner through advanced.

Review of the Tennis Twist Ball Machine
Review of the Tennis Twist, the most portable and inexpensive of all tennis ball machines.

Weighing Online Tennis Racquet Reviews - Part 1 - Three Racquet Review Sources
How useful and reliable are the racquet reviews at Tennis Magazine, Tennis Warehouse, and Racquet Research?

Tennis Racquet, Ball, and Book Reviews
Buying guides, top picks, and individual product reviews for tennis racquets, books, and balls.

The 24(?) Types of Tennis Balls
With four speeds, three types of upholstery, and two power sources, the tennis ball universe might need its own Blue Book.

Tennis on the Cheap: How to Spend Almost Nothing on Your Tennis with ...
If you don't think your budget is ready for tennis, here are some ideas that will change your mind: tips on saving money on lessons, racquets, and court time.

Tennis Racquet Care and Stringing
How to keep your tennis racquet performing at its best: tips on racquet stringing and taking care of your racquet frame.

A Closer Look at String Tension in Tennis Racquets
Understanding how energy dynamics in the ball-string interaction govern the effect of different string tensions in tennis racquets.

Buying an Adult Tennis Racquet
How to choose and buy the right adult tennis racquet.

How To Apply an Overgrip
How to wrap an overgrip onto your racquet handle.

How To Find Your Shock Sweet Spot
How to find the area of your string bed you should hit to prevent initial shock to your hand.

How To Find Your Harmonic Sweet Spot
How to find the area on your string bed that does not produce unpleasant vibration.

How To Find Your Power Sweet Spot
How to find the most powerful area of your string bed.

How To Make a Ball-Pickup Tube
How to make a tube that picks up tennis balls.

New Standards for Tennis Balls
During 2000 and 2001, tennis is experimenting with three kinds of tennis ball.

Before You Buy a Racquet for an Advanced or Intermediate Player
Background advice on choosing a racquet for an advanced or intermediate player, with links to top picks for all-court players and baseliners.

Top Picks of Tennis Racquets for Advanced All-Court Players
The best tennis racquets for advanced all-court players, with links to reviews of each racquet.

Racquet Review - Head Intelligence i.Prestige Mid
Offering an extraordinarily quiet, yet crisp impact with the ball, this racquet may be a top choice for players with plenty of physical strength and relatively flat strokes.

Racquet Review - Wilson Hyper Pro Staff 6.1 Standard Length
This racquet offers the right control, weight, maneuverability, and spin potential for advanced players with powerful swings.

Racquet Review - Wilson Hyper Pro Staff Surge 5.1
A comfortable, maneuverable racquet offering a good balance between control and power for intermediate to advanced all-court players.

Consumer Reviews of Tennis Racquets
Tennis racquet reviews from players at all levels, from beginner to advanced.

My Distinctive Tennis Racquet
Photos and descriptions of rare, antique, and/or weird tennis racquets. See submissions

ConsumerSearch Racquet Reviews
Provides reviews and ratings of other sources of reviews.

Racquet Research
An attempt to rank racquets for arm safety based on physics, but questionable assumptions and methodology put conclusions in doubt.

United States Tennis Court and Track Builders Association
Extensive, searchable information on building a tennis court, with a directory of certified builders and additional info through publications.

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