3 Tennis Items You Need to Purchase Before the Season Starts

Before the tennis season is upon us, it’s time to do some serious shopping. If you plan on playing tennis regularly and you’d like to be fairly good at what you’re doing, these are the top three items that you’ll need to buy.

1. A New Racquet

There are tons of different types of tennis racquets on the market, so finding one may be a challenge if you’re not used to shopping for them. Find a tennis professional or a friend who plays tennis to help guide you in the right direction. You can also look online to read reviews. You’ll want to pay attention to tennis racquet length, design, material and several other factors.

2. New Balls 

Having at least three balls at the ready is a good idea when you show up for a game. Balls are easily lost over fences or walls or simply misplaced. Furthermore, tennis balls lose their bounce over time, so you’ll want new balls when you start a new season.

3. Comfortable Playing Clothes and Shoes

Lastly, you’ll need some comfortable clothes to start playing tennis in. There are special outfits and shoes for tennis, but unless you’re a professional player or particularly serious about playing, you won’t need these specialized clothes. A pair of good athletic shoes, some comfortable shorts and a T-shirt should work well.

What else do you need to start playing tennis?

Before you start playing tennis this season, there are a few other things that you’ll need to know how to do as well. First of all, knowing how to play tennis in the first place or at least knowing the basic rules is a start.

As you may understand, the rules of tennis are a bit more complicated than the rules to many other sports. There are games, sets and matches, which are all different. Depending on whether or not you’re playing doubles, the rules and boundary lines can also vary.

In addition to knowing the basic rules, you’ll need a place to play and someone or some people to play with. If you like playing doubles, you’ll need a partner and two others who can be your opponents. If you absolutely cannot find a partner or opponents, you can find a large rebound wall on or near your local tennis courts. There, you can practice your swing and return by simply hitting the ball against the wall.

In terms of a place to stay, you might look for free outdoor courts in a park, but there’s always the risk that when you show up to play, they’ll be taken. If you don’t want to risk this, consider going to a tennis or sports club. There, you’ll be able to reserve courts.

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