Best Tennis Strategy Books in 2023
Tennis Strategy: How To Beat Any Style Player - Quick-Fix Book
The Inner Game of Tennis: The Classic Guide to the Mental Side of Peak Performance
Winning Singles Strategy for Recreational Tennis Players: 140 Tips and Tactics for Transforming Your Game
Master Your Tennis Game: 50 Mental Strategies and Tactics
Winning Ugly: Mental Warfare in Tennis--Lessons from a Master
On the Ball: Doubles Tennis Tactics for Recreational Players
Absolute Tennis: The Best And Next Way To Play The Game
Tennis Strategy for Junior Tournament Players: How to Beat Any Style Opponent - Quick-Fix Book
Tennis Tactics: Winning Patterns of Play
- 248 Pages
- Published 7/10/1996
Winning Doubles Strategy for Recreational Tennis Players: Tips and Tactics to Transform Your Game
Four Main Types of Tennis Courts
A guide to the 4 main types of tennis courts, and how they'll affect your play.
Clay tennis courts are one of the most common types of tennis courts. The color of the clay varies on the region (some are red, some are black, some are gray, etc). Clay tennis courts can provide a more slower form of play, due to the fact that the tennis ball has less forward motion and causes it to bounce slower. Typically when playing on a clay tennis court, it's best to strike the balls from behind the base line, due to the slower movements.
Hard courts are mostly made out of asphalt or concrete that are coated with a special rubber sealant. On hard courts, the ball rebounds high and because the ball moves fast down the court, players normally choose an aggressive playing tactic. Also on hard courts, the ball typically tends to draw to the side of the court, making it difficult to rebound, occasionally.
Grass tennis courts are one of the oldest types of tennis court playing surfaces around. Many tennis courts and tournaments no longer use grass courts, however a few, such as Wimbledon, still do. When the ball rebounds on a grass course, it does so very low to the ground (because of the inability to bounce high while playing on grass surfaces). Because it rebounds so low to the ground, it's important to learn to master how to quickly rebound the ball/dive towards the ball because the amount of time you'll have to strike it will decrease.
The final type of tennis court playing surface is carpet. Carpet is a term for a playing court surface that can be removed easily. These types of courts are common in indoor facilities that also double as things like sporting arenas, concert venues, etc. when not being used for tennis tournaments. When playing on a carpet court, the play style is similar to that on a clay court.