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A dedicated sports fan is likely to believe, on some level, that you can trace the general direction society is heading by following sports. This does not just include professional sports, we can infer something, no matter how benign, from any new trend in the way we entertain ourselves through recreation. Here’s one just as a for-instance; tennis participation has risen roughly 1% to 17.9 million players, according to research by the TIA (Tennis Industry Association). So what does this mean? Why is tennis growing in popularity? To unravel this, think about basketball. The two sports may seem wholly unrelated but both are excellent sources of aerobic exercise which can be played with two or more people, both require only a small amount of relatively inexpensive and easy to replace gear, both involve nets hung from some metal apparatus, whether it's tennis court net posts or basketball hoops, both can be enjoyed by anyone of any age, build, or skill level and both, crucially, are tremendously space efficient compared to other sports. Where a baseball diamond, football field, or soccer pitch would consume sought-after real estate and require constant maintenance from a dedicated crew, a tennis or basketball court is a modestly-sized rectangle that can be fit into suburban neighborhoods, more rustic towns, or even dense urban centers.
Basketball is known as an economical sport, even if it's not acknowledged directly. Drive through a suburban neighborhood and you’ll likely count as many basketball hoops as you do driveways. But curiously you likely won’t find any tennis court net posts. If you own a home and fancy yourself a trendsetter, individualist, or are simply seeking to cover for your lackluster jump shot you may want to consider installing a backyard tennis court. But what are the supplies you need for a tennis court, exactly? You may have some sense of what’s required; strong netting, line tape, court cleaning tools, some sort of contraption for collecting loose tennis balls and courtside seating for catching your breath in between sets. All Star Tennis Supply can help complete that wishlist, even if you’re a capital “S” serious do-it-yourselfer (and if you are, more power to you).
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Luckily, like installing a backyard pool, there are professionals that can guide you through the process of installation and upkeep. Whether it’s the installation of tennis court net posts, the correct orienteering of a court, or the construction of a fence to make sure the game stays inside the court, there are bound to be firms in your area experienced in assisting the prospective owner of a home tennis court with any question they may have. Of course, this whole proposition is most likely to appeal to someone who already plays tennis. If you’ve never done so, why not give it a try? It’s inexpensive to do so and municipal tennis courts can be found in virtually any community. The worst case scenario is getting a workout.
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