Junior Balls and Courts

Junior Balls and Courts

Juniors learning tennis have a great option with the Tennis Hot Shots program supported by Tennis Australia. There is no real reason that kids as young as six upwards cannot start to enjoy the sport, and the Tennis Hot Shots program is designed to involve the children as much as possible with the racket and… Read More

How To Place Your Serve

How To Place Your Serve

It starts the game and gives you the opportunity to take the advantage and dominate a match, of course it is the serve. Everybody knows how important the serve is, and you have no option but to serve. But apart from learning the serving technique the better players know where to position their serves. There… Read More

Coping With Racket Rage

Coping With Racket Rage

Anger on court is something we all know is to be avoided, but is a natural instinct when things tend to go wrong. And frequently bouts of “Racket Rage” appear on every tennis court in the world. Even the pro’s are not excluded from this blight, even though they are fully aware that it is… Read More

Move Fast Hit Slow

Move Fast Hit Slow

A common coaching technique especially in doubles training is that players are taught to play the game at different tempo’s. So players are coached to slow their shots down a little but keep their activity and tempo of moving about the court high. Players have to learn that moving about the court and hitting the… Read More

What Do You Do After Serving

What Do You Do After Serving

You have perfected your serve and just delivered it, so what is the next step? Of course you have to be ready for your opponent’s return. Most players are already formulating shots in their heads, be it a slice or something deep. But this is a common mistake people make. What To Do First Firstly… Read More

10 Tennis Tips For The Beginner

10 Tennis Tips For The Beginner

If you are just starting off playing tennis, the main thing always to bear in mind is not to expect too much too soon. With this in mind here are ten tips that can help the newcomer start off in the correct direction. Read More

10-12 yrs Green Stage Hot Shots

10-12 yrs Green Stage Hot Shots

The Green Stage of Tennis Hot Shots follows on from the Orange stage, this stage and the kids play Challenger events on a normal sized court, with a seventy five percent compression green ball. Read More

7-10 yrs Orange Stage Hot Shots

7-10 yrs Orange Stage Hot Shots

The ANZ Hot Shots Orange Stage is the next level up from the earlier Red Stage, on the ANZ development Hot Shots program. This stage is played on increased sized courts, the nets are higher and the ball is of higher compression. The ANZ Tennis Hot Shots is the official children’s beginners program for ten… Read More

How To Find Your Tennis Racket Size

How To Find Your Tennis Racket Size

Having the correct racket grip is mostly ignored but it can help immensely how well you play. To grip size is basically the measurement of the perimeter of the racket handle’s octagonal cross-section. In layman’s terms this means the the outline or the thickness of the handle is basically the grip size. Typical grip sizes… Read More

How To String A Racket

How To String A Racket

Tennis strings have a habit of breaking, resulting in expensive stringing if you take it to your club or shop every time. The more you play then the more the strings will need renewing and the cost rises. Read More

How To Volley Correctly

How To Volley Correctly

Although the serve and volley game is a dying art in the professional world, how to volley is an essential skill to learn to complete your mastery of tennis. If you want to play tennis at any level you will need to have a good idea of what your groundstrokes are, how to serve and… Read More

5-7 Yr Old Red Stage Hot Shots

5-7 Yr Old Red Stage Hot Shots

The ANZ Tennis Hot Shots program is Tennis Australia’s official program for kids aged 10 and under, it comprises three key components: Learning through play, serve, rally and score. Your local tennis club will give you advice of how to enrol your kids in a Hot Shots program and learn to start playing the game.… Read More

Game Analysis – Andy Murray

Game Analysis – Andy Murray

Andy Murray is one of the top professionals in the world today, and tennis students should watch him playing to pick up tips on technique and tactics. It is a good idea to involve your tennis coach or tennis friends to sit with you as you watch videos of replays of Murray’s games. Your coach… Read More

Slice Tips

Slice Tips

Developing your technique and improving your shots is normally what every tennis coach will practice with their students on routine coaching sessions. Read More

Tennis Hot Shots

Tennis Hot Shots

Engaging children to take up tennis and to learn the game can have its difficulties, the priority must be to make their time full of fun and highly engaging at all times. Tactics, technique, stroke play, drills can all be effective for adults but highly boring for kids. The ANZ Hot Shots program employs a… Read More

Maria Sharapova – Game Analysis

Maria Sharapova – Game Analysis

Watching your favourite players either live or on TV is a great way of motivating yourself and picking up tips on technique and temperament. It is a good idea to watch replays of the top pro’s with somebody who really knows your game well, either your tennis coach or playing partner. They can point out… Read More

Pete Sampras Game Analysis

Pete Sampras Game Analysis

Have you ever considered watching the pro’s play to pick up tips, the best of the best can offer some incredible insight on how to play the game which you can pick up by just observing. Watching Pete Sampras for instance either live or replay on DVD can demonstrate exactly how some shots should be… Read More

Tennis Practice Games To Improve

Tennis Practice Games To Improve

Work done on the training ground and together with your tennis coach is invaluable, it helps technique and fitness to develop and grow. During your practice games you can implement new skills whilst having fun with your friends or fellow club members. Here we lay down a few suggestions that can be utilized in your… Read More

Key Movement Patterns To Improve Your Game

Key Movement Patterns To Improve Your Game

Good tennis coaches will proffer that great movement about the court is imperative to play well. You might have some great technique and tactically be astute, but if your movement is not good then there is little point to this. Even Roger Federer has declared that there is a strong correlation between the quality of… Read More

Air Targets In Tennis Practice

Air Targets In Tennis Practice

One of the biggest crimes in tennis is to hit the ball into the net. Any tennis coach will tell you that, and you should concentrate on your coaching sessions to eliminate crass and basic mistakes like this. If you miss clearing the net then this means you were not even close to hitting the… Read More

Quality v Quantity

Quality v Quantity

Quality v Quantity One of the fundamental concepts for a budding tennis player to grasp is that the quality of your practice sessions is much more important that the quantity of the practice sessions. If you work closely with your tennis coach then try and develop a strategic development plan for quality training that reflects… Read More

Tennis Training Routines

Tennis Training Routines

There are many ways you can train and improve your game, some people prefer one to another, and some training suits some people better than others. It is good occasionally to take advice from a third party, perhaps your tennis coach, to help you with your game. Everybody falls into their own comfort zone every… Read More

The Key Elements To Getting Better At Tennis

The Key Elements To Getting Better At Tennis

How do you improve your tennis game? Is it a simple matter of more training? You must begin your journey with finding out good information to act upon, then implement hard work and persistence to achieve your goal which is improvement.   Good Information The first priority is advice and information on what exactly you… Read More

General Tennis Tips To Improve Your Game

General Tennis Tips To Improve Your Game

This blog is devoted in trying to demonstrate that there are some rare shortcuts to help you improve how you play. These tips are a way to avoid lots of repetition and drills that are normally customary in tennis coaching. This is not to say that tips that help you cheat do not replace drills… Read More

Serving Drills For Tennis

Serving Drills For Tennis

Serving Drills For Tennis Because of the varied amounts of shots in tennis and the different techniques needed to perform them it is advisable that you practice individual shots with your coach. However there are some drills that you can practice yourself or even with your coach, and serving drills is one such shot you… Read More

Beginner’s Tennis

Beginner’s Tennis

Beginner’s Tennis Learning tennis for the very first time is quite daunting, especially for young impressionable children. Many good tennis clubs offer designated children’s coaching and this can be a great idea as long as the parents do not give conflicting advice to the coaches. However, a lot of modern coaches and players believe that… Read More

How To Focus

How To Focus

Tennis is a wonderful game for many reasons, but one of the most attractive parts is the challenge between two combatants. A team game does not bring the same stress mentally than tennis, when you are off form in a team game your colleagues can help pull you through. In tennis it is a case… Read More

What Can A Tennis Player Control

What Can A Tennis Player Control

Playing any sports can throw up unforeseen events that are not under your direct control. They can seriously affect the game you are playing and change your mindset. Most events in any sport are not under your control, control is defined as 100% controllable factor, similar to switching a light on or off. Transferring this… Read More

The Real Meaning Of A Tennis Game

The Real Meaning Of A Tennis Game

Some people, from all walks of life, need a little confidence booster once in awhile. Perhaps their job or relationship puts pressure on them that they are somehow underperforming in life skills. Sport can be a big crutch in helping to assist these feelings of the lack of self worth, and players who take up… Read More

Tennis Champions – Born or Made?

Tennis Champions – Born or Made?

Many children grow up dreaming how they can become a tennis champion just like their heroes of the court. Is it the product of training and good coaching, or are there certain inborn abilities that determine who makes it and who does not? Read More

Young Indigenous Leaders Visit Darwin

Young Indigenous Leaders Visit Darwin

Tennis has always been a massive sport in Australia, as one of the first countries in the world to embrace the game Australia has been at the forefront of the development of the sport. Although in the formative years tennis was perceived as an elite sport for the upper middle classes, Australia soon broke that… Read More

One Hand Or Two?

One Hand Or Two?

One Hand Or Two? We have all watched the professionals play and seen them swap effortlessly from one hand to two during not just a game but a point. For those amateur players who can just about master a single-handed backhand or forehand then you will probably ask why do certain players favour the double-handed… Read More

Tips On Visualising Your Shots For Victory

Tips On Visualising Your Shots For Victory

Tips On Visualising Your Shots For Victory Some of the top professionals have cited that by visualising exactly how you want to play your shots or see a match unfold instils belief. It also reduces stress and focuses concentration, aiding your on-court performance. What Is Visualisation? Visualisation is the creation of an experience in the… Read More

How To Play The Big Points Effectively

How To Play The Big Points Effectively

Tennis is one of those few games that can hinge on pivotal moments, and that is the beauty and allurement of the game and why so many people play and watch the sport. The pivotal moments in tennis can tip the balance of the contest one way or the other. Agreed a point hold the… Read More

How To Improve Your Net Game Pt.2

How To Improve Your Net Game Pt.2

The second part of our handy hints of how to improve your net play focuses on tactics and how to get into the zone. Getting In The Zone As part of adopting a serve and volley game there are three zones that a player will transition through when moving forward towards the net and for… Read More

How To Improve Your Net Game Part 1

How To Improve Your Net Game Part 1

There are many aspects of your game that you constantly have to train for and develop, one of the areas for an all round game is at the net.If you become more adroit of how to play a net game then it will bring a complete new dimension to your attacking play. Your tennis coach… Read More

Tennis Equipment Needed To Play On All Surfaces

Tennis Equipment Needed To Play On All Surfaces

Modern day tennis has grown considerably since its first inception, rules and regulations now differ greatly since the formation of the game. So has the type of surfaces the sport is played on and the different types of personal equipment and kit you need to compete on them all. Most modern tennis clubs such as… Read More

How To Survive Tennis Training

How To Survive Tennis Training

Overtraining is common in many sports and tennis is no exclusion, the best way to avoid problems is through prevention techniques and a properly constructed training and playing schedule. Doing too much too soon will result in injury or muscle damage, but the opposite, doing too little too slowly will result only in minimal improvement.… Read More

How To Become An Australian Tennis Ballkid

How To Become An Australian Tennis Ballkid

Throughout the world ball boys and ball boys have played an integral part of tennis right up to the highest level. At all the major tournaments we have seen young school children scampering around the court feeding balls to the server and cleaning up strays from play. Read More

The Emotional Benefits Of Tennis

The Emotional Benefits Of Tennis

It is a well known fact that playing tennis is extremely good for your physical health. Added to this the fact that just about anybody can play the sport makes it very attractive. Whole families can go to their local clubs or parks and enjoy a day out together socialising and keeping fit. Many Australian… Read More

How To Select Your Tennis Attire

How To Select Your Tennis Attire

Choosing your attire to play tennis might seem straightforward but there are some things you must take into consideration when buying your playing gear. Good tennis clubs such as Tennis World Rushcutters Bay will offer you sensible advice and have a great range of products to help you select. However, it should be noted that… Read More

How To Become A Tennis Coach In Australia

How To Become A Tennis Coach In Australia

If tennis is your passion and for some reason you do not want to follow the path of a tournament or professional player then perhaps you have considered coaching. There are many top class clubs such as Tennis World Rushcutters that welcome qualified tennis coaches with open arms. Tennis Australia runs a variety of courses… Read More

The Australian Pro Tours

The Australian Pro Tours

Australian tennis is highly competitive from Junior level to the pinnacle of Grand Slam tours and everything in between. At Tennis World Rushcutters they can offer private and group coaching to help every level of the game giving you the support tailor made to your requirements. Read More

The Davis Cup

The Davis Cup

The Davis Cup was originally known as the International Lawn Tennis Challenge, but soon became known as Davis Cup after Dwight Davis’s trophy. It started in 1900 as a competition between USA and Great Britain and has grown into the world’s largest annual team competition in sport with 135 nations competing in 2016. Read More

Drug Testing in Tennis

Drug Testing in Tennis

Drug testing is definitely on the increase in tennis with the concern that performing enhancing substances are on the increase in the sport. The recent scandal concerning Maria Sharapova highlighted an already growing concern in the sport as a whole. However, many players consider the current legislation and laws by the ITF concerning testing for… Read More

The Different Types of Tennis Balls

The Different Types of Tennis Balls

Have you ever stopped to think when you are playing tennis about the ball? Is the same type of ball used by professionals? Does it matter what kind of surface you are playing on? Here we try to discover some of the myths and misconceptions about the modern tennis ball used today. The ancient balls… Read More

The Health Benefits Of Playing Tennis

The Health Benefits Of Playing Tennis

Tennis has always been coined as the Sport for a Lifetime, but is this really true? According to renowned experts from the medical tennis world, there is no doubt that tennis is one of the best sports you can play. Here are some of the supporting facts that add kudos to this theory. Read More

Current World Top 5 Male Tennis Players 2016

Current World Top 5 Male Tennis Players 2016

The world of tennis is ever changing, as the strains and rigours of the modern top flight game take their toll on the body. No longer is it possible to stay on the baseline and hope to beat your opponent through sheer physical strength. Some people say tennis is a young man’s game and although… Read More

Advice on some of the Most Common Tennis Injuries

Advice on some of the Most Common Tennis Injuries

Tennis is a fast all action sport that impacts the muscles in sharp bursts and is heavily dependant on joints being able to twist and turn in a certain manner. Although there is not actual physical contact in tennis there are common injuries that occur if the body is not properly honed and warmed up… Read More

Essential Tennis – Learning How To Play

Essential Tennis – Learning How To Play

Tennis is a fairly easy game to learn the rules and regulations of how to play. Some of them are a little quirky but they are easy enough to understand and learn. Most disputes that occur when playing are about the ball landing in or out of the court designated marked areas. Read More

6 Types of Tennis Shots

6 Types of Tennis Shots

To play the game of tennis effectively you will have to master a certain set of shots. Each of these shots have variations that may be easy or hard depending on each player’s strengths and weaknesses. Shots that are important include the forehand, backhand, serve, volley, lob and drop shot. Each shot has a certain… Read More

6 Great Exercises for Tennis

6 Great Exercises for Tennis

There are certain specific exercises that can aid your tennis game and strengthen the muscle groups used in playing the sport. If you exercise these muscle groups then there is far less chance that injuries such as Tennis Elbow will occur and other such maladies. Following are six exercises you can incorporate in your workout… Read More

What is the Best Age to Start Playing Tennis?

What is the Best Age to Start Playing Tennis?

As we all know tennis is a game that can be enjoyed by the whole family at any age and sex. But at what age should your kids first pick up a racket and join in enjoying  the fun. Is there such a thing as too young? Or is it more preferable to start at… Read More

The Beginner’s Guide to Tennis

The Beginner’s Guide to Tennis

Tennis is a perfect game for youngsters to learn as size,sex and physique is not as important as most contact sports. It is perfect for health and is relatively cheap, as once you have a racket and a pair of sports shoes then that is all about you need. It can train a young mind… Read More

How to Avoid Injury When Playing Tennis

How to Avoid Injury When Playing Tennis

Tennis is an impact sport and is particularly prone to players developing muscle related injuries when participating. Complex muscle groups and combinations are used in rapid spurts and bursts. It is little wonder that tears, pulls and rips occur when playing. Also a high number of overuse injuries also tend to occur such as tennis… Read More

The History Of Australian Tennis

The History Of Australian Tennis

During the formation of the modern game of tennis in the UK and subsequently America there was very little documentation of how the sport was evolving in Australia. Unlike other sports such as football, rugby or cricket a lot of the written Australian history has simply vanished. So the early foundations of Australian tennis is… Read More

Famous World Tennis Tournaments

Famous World Tennis Tournaments

World tennis is played on every continent in all four corners of the globe. The four most famous tennis tournaments in the world are known as the Grand Slam tournaments or the Majors. They consist of the Wimbledon Championships, the French Open, the Australian Open and the US Open. They rank as the highest in… Read More

Tennis Racket Specifications

Tennis Racket Specifications

One of the most important pieces of equipment that you have to take onto court is your tennis racket. It can be quite a daunting experience choosing your first and subsequent rackets as the choice is mammouth. Choose a racket that compliments your playing style, it is unusual to find two rackets from different manufacturers… Read More