Archive for the ‘Tennis’ Category

Balls for Tennis Ball Machines

Friday, October 29th, 2010

With the resurgence of popularity in playing Tennis, many people are looking to improve their tennis game. And one of the best ways to get better at tennis is to practice on a tennis ball machine. They provide consistent practice that allows you to focus on your performance and when you’re ready you can switch to the oscillation mode and get some good practice approaching the ball (not to mention a great workout). And as expensive as ball machines are, you still have to stock them with tennis balls and if you were to pay full price by purchasing fifty tubes of balls you would spend just as much on balls as you would on the machine!

Fortunately, there are balls that are designed to work with tennis ball machines. Pressureless tennis balls are balls that have been constructed so that they never are pressurized and can never lose pressure. Normal balls are pressurized to provide the spring and bounce and once you open them it’s hard to keep them from expiring. With pressureless tennis balls, not only do they not expire from losing pressure, but they’re also more durable and rugged. These balls are constructed from extra duty felt that is designed to take the beating that a tennis ball machine puts on them when the machine shoots them time after time. And since they’re designed to work with tennis machines, they’re sold in bulk so that you can get them cheaper. When you buy pressureless tennis balls you will save a lot of money, money that can be used to purchase a better tennis ball machine.

Now the one drawback with using pressureless balls is that they tend to have a different “feel” to them. While it’s hard to describe, some people swear they can tell the difference. Whether it’s just true for the advanced player or it’s all in their head, this is only a minor concern that won’t affect 95% of players.

Do You Play Tennis

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

Tennis elbow is an excruciating condition – that is a fact! This injury of the arm is also referred to as lateral epicondylitis and it affects many tennis players either professionals or those who only play for fun. Then again, you do not need to pick up a racket and play tennis in order for you to get afflicted by this condition. In all actuality, this can be acquired by performing the little things that you usually take for granted. For example, if you fancy carpentry, the toll that you put in your hands every single day of the week can contribute to the development of tennis elbow.

There are also several factors that could cause this arm injury. If your job happen to involve spending long hours in front of a computer, you are also likely to acquire this troubling disorder. Some of the tennis elbow symptoms that you need to be aware of are weakened grip, tenderness and inflammation along your dominant arm and that extreme unending pain you experience every time you make use of your arm.

In order to address that nagging pain along your elbow and the rest of your arm, there are a handful of home solutions that you can try. One tennis elbow treatment involves applying ice over the swollen parts of your arm. Just remember never to put ice directly on your bare skin since doing so can do more harm than good. If you have an ice pack then the better, if not, then you can make a little improvisation. You can place the ice cubes on a plastic bag that you put your groceries in or maybe a thin piece of towel.

Apply the ice pack along your injured arm for at least three to five times per day. If you do this as advised, you will surely see a huge drop on the swelling. Not only that, this will also help immensely in reducing the pain. Why not try it out!

Australian Open Tennis 2010 To Start Soon

Sunday, December 13th, 2009

Once again as we wind down to the end of the year and most people are thinking about Christmas or how they are going to spend their New Year’s Eve celebrations. But what the end of the year means for some of us is that we are quickly bearing down on the next Grand Slam tennis tournament.

That’s right, January means the Australian Open will be upon us and the first Slam of the year will be decided. Who will be able to get themselves up after their brief rest? IT’s not like the tennis professional ever really gets a holiday so it shouldn’t be too difficult for them to put their best foot forward.

If you will recall, Rafael Nadal outlasted Roger Federer to win the 2009 Australian Open tennis tournament in the men’s competition and Serena Williams is the women’s defending champion. I’m sure both of them will be very keen to come back and defend their crowns.

As usual we can expect it to be another hot tournament with January temperatures in Melbourne usually skyrocketing. Even though the tournament exercises its extreme heat policy and there is a retractable roof over the Rod Laver Arena, players are going to suffer and only the fit will survive.

As usual we can expect it to be another hot tournament with January temperatures in Melbourne usually skyrocketing. Even though the tournament exercises its extreme heat policy and there is a retractable roof over the Rod Laver Arena, players are going to suffer and only the fit will survive.

So from 18 – 31 January 2010 the Australian Open tennis tournament will once again take place and all eyes will be glued to the television for another two weeks. As an Australian I can only rue the fact that there is no longer a legitimate Australian chance in either the Men’s or Women’s draws. Still, we all like watching good tennis no matter who is playing.


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