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Here are the top ten articles for the Tennis Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. The Truth About Tennis Ball Numbers
Did you ever wonder what is the importance of that little number printed on a tennis ball? Is it better to play with a Penn 1 or a Wilson 4?
2. Glossary of Tennis Terminology
Whether new to the game of tennis, or just trying to get with the lingo, you will find this terminology to be useful on the courts and in impressing your friends.
3. Court Snacks
League play and social tennis often centers around food before, during and after the match. Check out these great ideas for the next time you need to bring the food.
4. Know Your Rating
Whether competing in a local tournament, or traveling on vacation, you will enjoy tennis much more when playing against opponents of equal ability. Similar to golf, where you have a handicap, the NTRP system was created as a way to handicap your tennis game.
5. Madrid Ball Girl Controversy
Pro tennis players are lucky to have helpers, typically ball kids, running around court picking up after them. Madrid happens to use models for this, which seems pretty harmless really. What’s the big deal?
6. Keeping Score in Tennis - Counting Points
What is a love game? How many points do you need to win? How do you keep score in tennis? It’s actually a lot easier than you think.
7. The Three Basic Doubles Formations
The three basic doubles formations are the Both-Up Formation, the Both-Back Formation, and the Up-and-Back Formation. Each corresponds to a strategy.
8. Tennis Court Etiquette
The game of tennis has very traditional roots, and is often played at private country clubs where players are expected to behave a certain way. While grassroots tennis has moved out onto public courts, there are still certain rules of etiquette that should be followed.
9. The Tennis Personality
You know who you are...the player with the latest equipment who can´t hit a backhand. You´ve seen them on the courts with their fancy designer outfits. Find out about each of these different tennis personalities and what to when you encounter one.
10. Are You a Sandbagger?
Remember when you were young, or if you have children, the big kid always picked on the small kid? Well, more and more it´s getting to that point in tennis too. The game has become one of winning at all costs.
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