I spend quite a lot of time on Instagram. Too much time according to my partner, but then I do sometimes impress him with my knowledge of what is going on in the world of tennis, and that is all thanks to the numerous tennis-related profiles that I follow. So I thought I would put together a list of my favourite ones to share with you. Some inspire me to play better, others show me professional-level technique and footwork, whilst some just make me laugh out loud! Here they are, in no particular order.. functionaltennis The Functional Tennis Player shares inspirational videos…

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I am a bit rubbish at buying Christmas presents. I have given up trying to think of imaginative presents for my mum, 3 brothers and their other halves, 6 nephews/nieces, my partner and his 2 kids…and so most of them get a bottle of Italian wine (not the kids), some handmade pasta or an Amazon gift voucher. However, I do like to try and treat my partner with a special present to thank him for putting up with me all year. Now that we are both tennis lovers, I have been thinking about the best tennis-related gifts that I could…

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I recently organised my activewear wardrobe as it had got a bit out of hand after I took up tennis and started investing heavily in tennis fashion. I keep my activewear in a chest of drawers which has large deep drawers and although I would try and separate the sports bras from the leggings, and the racerback tank tops from the hoodies, it would inevitably all jumble up into a pile of mess after I rummaged through it for the nth time, late for tennis training, looking for a particular top to wear with my tennis skirt. I think I give the impression of being a tidy…

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My serve is by far my weakest shot in tennis. I have posted many practice videos on my Instagram account (which are also on the progress video section of this blog) and unlike some of the other shots, I don’t see much improvement in my serve. If I ever want to play well and win matches, I know I will need to have a much more powerful tennis serve. Whenever I start serving during my training sessions I start very poorly, but then my coach reminds me of all the things that I need to do and slowly, slowly, I…

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I recently reached out to Women’s Tennis Blog, one of the most established and successful tennis blogs on the web that focuses exclusively on women’s tennis. The Editor, Marija Zivlak, very kindly suggested I write a guest blog post for them and I immediately jumped at the chance. I decided to write about something that is of particular concern and importance to me: the need to protect ourselves from sun overexposure when playing tennis, and so I compiled a list of 5 easy sun protection tips for tennis players. So please do head over to Women’s Tennis Blog and let me know what…

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