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Tennis in Sportivic's blog

15/11/2013

Tennis as a profession: ATP and WTA

Until 1968, the Grand Slam tournaments and the national tennis championships gathered exclusively amateurs. Differentiation motivated professional tennis players only dispute informal tournaments and exhibition. Until the 70s, this situation marked the development of tennis.

The Association of Tennis Professionals (Association of Tennis Professionals or ATP) was created in...

16/10/2013

Rod Laver, the Australian rocket

Some people still considered Rod Laver as the best tennis player of all time, over other strong candidates like Pete Sampras, Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal himself.. The Australian (Rockhampton , 1938) , resulting from the union of two players, soon began to handle the racket.

4/10/2013

Tennis shots. The service

The importance of tennis serve is obvious, though often underestimated. It is a major shot, decisive in a high percentage of tennis matches, both among professionals than amateurs. It is also the most complex.

Maintain a service game guaranteed a match of sudden death. Only the clay can relativize its importance as the clay slows the most powerful shots, although it still...

2/10/2013

Hot Padel

As much as the padel doesn’t make us work physically as the tennis, this sport also requires certain preventive routines. Getting warm before starting in padel, as in almost any sport, is important. Give a few minutes, in order to start a game in the best conditions. It is interesting to make good use of this period of between 5 and 20 minutes before the game.