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Q: Tennis ( Answered 4 out of 5 stars,   2 Comments )
Subject: Tennis
Category: Sports and Recreation
Asked by: quizgirl-ga
List Price: $30.00
Posted: 13 Jul 2005 11:47 PDT
Expires: 12 Aug 2005 11:47 PDT
Question ID: 543139
I'm interested in obtaining a list of the best tennis resources
currently online. I want to improve my game (I'm a novice) so I'm very
interested in training, strategy, and tactics. I don't want links to
sites that discuss statistics or scores or specific players without
providing key strategic game-playing information.

Links to tennis affiliate programs are desireable; links to major
tennis equipment suppliers would be great; tennis history sites or
those that detail rules of the game or other information of interest
to an aspiring tennis player would be super.

Clarification of Question by quizgirl-ga on 14 Jul 2005 11:08 PDT
I'm looking for a variety of sources more interested in the sport of
tennis than in advertising revenue, so content is definitly the issue!
Quizzes are great but not the whole point of my search. Thank you.
Subject: Re: Tennis
Answered By: nenna-ga on 15 Jul 2005 21:20 PDT
Rated:4 out of 5 stars
Good evening quizgirl-ga  and thank you for the question!

It is really hard to find a decent site out on the net nowadays that
doesn?t ask you to subscribe or pay for something - or unknowingly
lead you to an advertisement rather than what you are looking for.  I
have weeded through many, many "tennis sites? offering instructions
and found what I thought to be the best informational sites for tennis
instructions, strategy and rules of the game.

I used to play tennis as a kid (not by choice ? it was a ?summer
project? my mom made me do to keep me from getting bored) and I
learned a lot about tennis, however, I have two left feet so I never
really went anywhere with it.  Maybe you will have better luck than I
will!   Below you will find the basics of the game of tennis, followed
by useful websites.

Tennis has actually been around for a long time but nobody really
knows the origins of the name or where the game actually came from.
Some historians claim a game resembling tennis was played by the
ancient Egyptians.  Still others think Greeks started the game.  The
most realistic assumption is that the French monks in the 12th century
were the true pioneers. Although the game probably started in France,
it was the English who helped spread it throughout the world. Tennis
was first played in its current form in 1874, and Wimbledon
Championships have been played at the All-England Club since 1877.

More about the history of tennis: 

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Tennis is played on a court 78 feet long by 27 feet wide for single
play, or thirty-six feet wide for double play.  It is played on a
variety of surfaces including clay, grass, carpet and hard surfaces.

The court is divided in half by a net over which players must hit the
ball. The net is 3 feet high at the center and 3 feet 6 inches at the
ends. On either side of the net are spaces called service courts,
which are half of the entire court in size. The service court on the
player's right is known as the deuce court, while the service court on
the left is known as the advantage court.

Basics rules of tennis state that each point is started with a serve,
taken from behind the white baseline at each end of the court. The
goal is to place the ball across the net in a diagonal direction so
that it lands in the receiver's deuce court.  The point continues
until one player fails to hit the ball back or puts it outside the
court dimensions. After the first point in the game is made, both
players move to the left and continue play from the advantage court.
They continue to alternate between courts after each point is made
until the game has been won.

Each game is divided into four scores:

     15 (the first game point)
     30 (the second)
     40 (the third)
A tennis game actually consists of four points. If both players tie at
40-40, the next player to win a point will go to advantage and then to
game, according to tennis rules. This is called deuce, and the
win-by-two tennis rule have dominance. The server's score is always
given first. If a player has no score in a game, then he is at "love".
 A full tennis game is called a match and a player wins a match by
winning either 2 out of the possible 3 sets

Tennis Rules
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Tennis Dictionary
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Revolutionary Tennis - tennis instruction for both tennis pros and
recreational players.  It explains ways to improve your tennis
strokes, your consistency, court coverage, and power with free tips
and advice.
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How to Buy a Racket:

     Racquet Depot
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How to buy Tennis Shoes:

Grip Guide:

How to Serve:

Tennis Welcome Center:

Tennis Instructions - Basics Of The Game
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Tennis Doubles Strategy and Tactics 
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Racquet Research
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United States Tennis Association ? Tennis Tips
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Ask a Tennis Expert
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Tennis Industry Resource Guide:
     Listed by company name:  ( )
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Tennis Equipment
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I hope this answers your question.  If you would like clarification
before rating my answer, please do not hesitate to ask! Additionally,
if you would like more information on tennis clubs, associations or
retailers in your area, please let me know what city and state you are
in and I will do my best to find the information for you.  Good luck!

Google Researcher

Request for Answer Clarification by quizgirl-ga on 16 Jul 2005 11:30 PDT
Hi nenna-ga and thanks for your response. 

After looking at the Google suggestions for placing a bid for
information I guess I thought $30 would give me more a more in-depth
overview of the best tennis sites on the net since there are so many.
However, I have been frustrated with my own efforts so I appreciate
your research results.

I have started a blog ( and have
been posting the best tips as I find them over the last couple of days
since I didn't know if I would get a response from Google Answers. You
can see I have already found several of the sites you have suggested
on my own.

Could you give more legs to the training, strategy, and tactics area
for singles? Is it possible to find any tennis specific affiliate
programs or a directories where I can find them? (This is for my

Thanks so much!

Clarification of Answer by nenna-ga on 17 Jul 2005 18:56 PDT
I am afraid I need a bit of clarification from you.  Are you looking
for additional web sites other than what I listed or do you want me to
give you detailed information on strategy, etc?  I can surely put
together a lot of information for you but i'm afraid that besides the
site I listed above, most tennis sites on the net are trying to sell
you something, advetise something or get you to register for junk
mail.  Please let me know what it is you want.  Thanks!


Request for Answer Clarification by quizgirl-ga on 19 Jul 2005 08:13 PDT
1. I want a more complete list of content rich tennis resources
currently online including websites, forums, newsgroups, and blogs.
2. I'm specifically interested in training, strategy, and tactics for
singles and want those sites identified.
4. I want links to tennis affiliate programs.
5. You have provided enough history, rules, and general information, thanks. 

If further clarification is desired please let me know. 

Thanks so much!


Clarification of Answer by nenna-ga on 19 Jul 2005 08:24 PDT
Thank you for the clarification.  I will try to get back to you
sometime today with the additional information :)


Clarification of Answer by nenna-ga on 20 Jul 2005 07:30 PDT

I have added more sites that I hesitated to add in my original answer
as I thought they were geared towards advertisements and
subscriptions.  Unfortunately, in researching the web on tennis,
that?s what a majority of the sites are.


Singles Tennis (Strategy)
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Tennis for You - Lesson Lounge (Strategy) 
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US Professional Tennis Association ? Online Lessons (Strategy)
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My Best ? Drills (Strategy)
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          Beginners Tennis ? Games
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Expert Tennis Tips
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The Tennis Server
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Tennis Clinic
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BBC Sport Academy
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Tennis One
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Tennis Lovers (the portions on Tennis Myths & Tennis Lessons have some
good pointers)
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The Tennis Channel
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Tennis for You
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Tennis Diary
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Guts & Glory Tennis
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Talk About Tennis
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Yahoo Tennis Message Board

Talk Tennis
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ESPN Tennis Boards
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Sport Network
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The Tennis Channel
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Tennis Server
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Talk Tennis Warehouse
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Tennis Week Message Boards
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AFFILIATES: (I am having a difficult time finding affiliate programs
geared toward Tennis.  I have listed four I have found.  If you want
affiliate programs geared towards sports in general, please let me
know and I will post in a clarification.)

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On Court-Off Court
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Super Tennis Secrets:  offers How to Play Tennis, a book that teaches
advanced tennis techniques and tips. Two-tier affiliate program pays
50% on the first tier and 10% on second tier sales.
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Source:  Hobbies Affiliate Programs

Advanced Tennis Course eBook - The Advanced Tennis Course eBook is an
ebook that teaches advanced tennis techniques and tips.  Commissions:
50% Commission.
Source:  ( )

I hope this helps you more.



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quizgirl-ga rated this answer:4 out of 5 stars
This was my first time using Google Answers and the service came
highly recommended. I don't have time to do the research myself and
really appreciate the links Nenna-ga provided for me. My only
disappointment is to discover that there really aren't very many GREAT
tennis sites online. Thanks to Nenna-ga for the follow-up reply
containing additional resources. I do feel I got my money's worth,

Subject: Re: Tennis
From: tommytro-ga on 14 Jul 2005 04:41 PDT
Here's everything you need! 

History of the Game, Instruction & Rules, FAQs, Buyer's Guides, Tips... everything!
Subject: Re: Tennis
From: nenna-ga on 21 Jul 2005 09:00 PDT
Thank you for your kind words and rating.  I was disappointed myself
to find that the internet did not hold many quality tennis sites. 
Perhaps YOU can put one together based off of what you learn through
your own experiences? :)  Good luck to you!!


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