Improve Your Tennis Game

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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 ... read more »

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 Internet's technology to get video tips on your serve and volley, the sites in this section aim to jumpstart your game.

Dulcinea's Insight

  • Many of the tennis magazines and other publications like BBC Sport, mentioned earlier in this guide, feature interactive tips and tricks for your tennis game that are free, frequently supplemented, and incorporate the expertise of coaches and players.
  • The USTA, as the national tennis governing body, is the best place to start if you're looking for a lesson program, club, or partner.
  • Classifieds sites like Craigslist feature sections for lessons, and often you can find ads from tennis instructors. But the reputability of such people is not guaranteed; you're best off finding an instructor's or organization's Web site to learn more about the instructor's background and experience.
  • Word-of-mouth is a good way to find instructors with whom friends and colleagues have found success. Check out the forums we list in the final section of this guide to get recommendations from other tennis players and find out how they came across their instructor or club.
  • Although magazines, bloggers, and online instructors or coaches can be great sources of advice on injuries, they may not be as reliable as the advice you'll find at a general medical or sports injury specialist site, where the articles published are often bolstered with medical research as well as professional experience.

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Buy Tennis Equipment

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

Connect with Other Tennis Enthusiasts

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