Tennis

Tennis

Tennis is back! Interest in Wimbledon was very high, and the marketing types are wondering if Venus and Serena Williams can have the sort of impact on tennis’ popularity that Tiger Woods has had on golf. Either way, tennis remains a great family sport. Tennis anyone?

Tennis.com5 stars

Tennis.com easily lives up to its name as a premier online tennis destination. You get the usual mix of news, scores and television schedules, but my favorites clicks are the educational ones listed under Instruction and Fitness. Under Instruction, you'll find tips ("Whether it's a high school match, weekend grudge match or professional match, there's one value that helps win matches: Patience.") and a huge collection of FAQ's (Frequently Asked Questions.) Another helpful resource is the tennis camp locater. Enter your locale and your age range (junior, adult, senior, or family) to retrieve a listing of programs near you.

TennisOne5 stars

"Ever wish you could study the strokes of the pros? To see for yourself exactly how they hit the ball and what you might learn? Now the TennisONE ProStrokes Gallery makes this possible for the first time. Not just one photo sequence but a complete gallery of all the shots featuring many of the world's top players, filmed in digital video by TennisONE CEO, John Yandell, using multiple camera angles." Featured players include Pete Sampras, Bjorn Borg and Anna Kournikova.

Tennis Teacher3 stars

Oscar Wegner ("the most recognizable tennis instruction expert in the world, outside the USA") hosted a tennis show on ESPN from 1997 to 1999. At his Web site, in addition to promotions for his book and video series, you'll find thirty-two instructional video tennis tips from that television series. Among the topics covered are Volley Practice, Natural Footwork, Racket Angle and Topspin. To get directly to the video clips (and avoid the long-winded front page) click on the large rectangular button titled "Play like the Pros" which is just below the heading.

Honorable Mentions

The following links are either new discoveries or sites that didn't make it into my newspaper column because of space constraints. Enjoy!

About Tennis

The Tennis Server


Cite This Page

Feldman, Barbara. "Tennis." Surfnetkids. Feldman Publishing. 19 Jul. 2000. Web. 30 May. 2015. <http://www.surfnetkids.com/resources/tennis/ >.


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By . Originally published July 19, 2000. Last modified May 26, 2015.

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