Tennis Interest Blog

A Brand History: adidas

In the highly competitive world of tennis footwear, three stripes netted adidas a place among the game’s leading brands and a major role in environmental initiative. From humble beginnings, the adidas shoe quickly became a global success story. P...

A Brand History: Asics

Few players in tennis are as light on their feet as Novak Djokovic, the reigning world No. 1. Outside of the Serbian’s athletic gifts, the 33-year-old’s ASICS Court FF is among the many weapons in his arsenal. The high-performance shoe features a...

Famous Fathers in Tennis

The road to sports greatness has common stepping stones. With some of tennis’ greatest champions, the role of the father in their child’s success is often significant - something to be celebrated this Father’s Day. Here are a few examples of fathe...

A Brand History: Wilson

When Canadian-born Thomas Wilson established a company in 1914, he could not have envisioned it would eventually become the gold standard in the game of tennis for many decades. Thomas E. Wilson (image: wikipedia.org) Once a fledgling meat-packing...

A Brand History: Head

Innovators at their very heart are visionaries who also have determination, dedication, passion and motivation. Howard Head made a revolution in two sports, first accomplishing success in skiing and then in tennis through an intuitive approach. T...

Famous Mothers in Tennis

Courage. Dedication. Sacrifice. Mother’s Day is that special time of the year where you can express your gratitude towards your mother and/or the most important women in your life. Traditionally falling on the second Sunday in May, the Mother’s Da...

The Evolution of the Tennis Ball

The tennis ball has undergone many transformations in order to get to the modern shape and material used today. Historians document the formation of the tennis ball back to the 1300’s when French aristocracy started to play. The original tennis ba...

A History: Women's Tennis Fashion

“When it comes to fashion, you don’t want to be a repeat offender.” — Serena Williams The chic ladies of tennis have historically made clothing a spectator sport. In the late 1800s, on the manicured lawns of the All England Croquet Club, the inven...

Foam Rolling Exercises for Tennis Players

What is it? The foam roller is basic lightweight compressed foam in the shape of a cylinder. It is available in a variety of designs and firmness levels (soft to firm), with soft being best for beginners. It can also be made of flexible plastic. T...

Inside Tennis: To Grunt or not to Grunt?

What is grunting? In simple terms, it is the loud noise that follows after hitting a shot in tennis. Some deliberation stems as to when the sound effects officially came into play. According to Josh Levin’s article; Tennis: An Aural History, the l...