Learn About Tennis



Once a simple medieval pastime called jeu de paume, involving a ball and the palm of one's hand, tennis has evolved into one of the most physically challenging sports, not to mention an immensely popular event for spectators around the world. Whether you are a parent looking to help your child start playing, a sofa spectator looking to learn more about your favorite professional players, or a college student looking to test your game in some stiffer competition, the Web provides a multitude of sites catering to every breed of tennis enthusiast.

Learn About Tennis

Below we'll introduce a few sites that will get the beginner familiarized with the basics of tennis, and some that fill in the blanks for the more experienced tennis fan, player, or instructor.

Dulcinea's Insight

  • General sports resources, as well as journalistic publications, are a great place to learn about tennis, whether you want to become more familiar with the rules and terms or understand the sport's long history.
  • One of the best ways to familiarize yourself with the rules of tennis is to play, or to watch professional tennis either live or on TV. Most TV commentators do a thorough job of explaining the course of a game in a way that is friendly to viewers less knowledgeable about the sport.
  • Even the best tennis retailers have informative sections of their site that explain rules and equipment, but fan and player forums (listed in this guide's final section) are also a great way of talking to other players and becoming more familiar with rules and playing strategies.

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Professional Tennis

The world of professional tennis is more than just popular spectator events around the world; it's ... read more »

Attend a Professional Tennis Tournament

The WTA and ATP tours participate in dozens of tournaments a year, many of which serve as ... read more »

Improve Your Tennis Game

Whether you're looking for lessons, injury advice, or simply want to take advantage of the ... read more »

Buy Tennis Equipment

There are plenty of tennis-specific online retailers carrying thousands of products, frequent price ... read more »

Connect with Other Tennis Enthusiasts

In this section are sites and suggestions that can help you connect with players and fans, whether ... read more »

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