Tennis is a time-honored racquet sport which has recently grown in
popularity, thanks in large part to some of the colorful characters
who populate its professional ranks. It can be played either one on
one ("singles") or two on two ("doubles"), and on courts made of clay,
grass, or concrete.
The racquet used in tennis is typically stringed densely and tightly to
produce the best lift and the most power from the swing. Older
racquets were made of wood, but today, graphite is more prevalent.
Graphite produces a lighter, sturdier racquet which is much easier to use
and capable of withstanding more punishment during play. Racquet
designs have also become much more aerodynamic, thanks to
Several prominent sports equipment manufacturers make high-quality
tennis racquets. Wilson,
Head, Prince and Pro Kennex are well-known names, with many being used
competitively by the sport's top stars. Andre Agassi, for example,
uses Head racquets exclusively, while Venus and Serena Williams both use
Wilson when on the court.
Table tennis (ping pong) is a popular variation of the game, played on a
9' x 5' hard surfaced table. The sport was once considered a novelty
sport for the amusement of the upper class in Victorian England.
Today, table tennis has grown into a highly competitive sport which has
even been a part of the Olympic Summer Games since 1988.
Shop for Tennis Equipment
- Sports Authority - Tennis
This chain of sporting goods stores features a good
selection of tennis balls, racquets, footwear, bags, and accessories.
- USA Tennis Equipment Retailer Directory
Directory of tennis equipment and supplies retailers in the United States of America. Each directory listing
includes contact information, category tags, and a website link.
Tennis Equipment Manufacturers
- Head Tennis
This manufacturer of technologically advanced tennis
racquets also features strings, grips, and accessories.
- Prince Tennis
Offers a wide range of tennis equipment, including racquets,
strings, and grips; tennis balls and sport bags; and tennis apparel and
- Pro Kennex Tennis
Designer and producer of a quality line of tennis racquets
- Wilson - Tennis
This manufacturer of sports equipment focuses on making
technologically advanced products which help the average player play
- Jaypro - Tennis
Offers tennis court nets, posts, and accessories.
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