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Doubles Tennis Handbook

Updated 2020:

FYB (Fuzzy Yellow Balls) is out once again with another helpful video program for Doubles players.
Will Hamilton (FYB) teams up with Martina Navratilova to come up with a course to help average doubles players become better prepared with set plays they can run in case your "Plan A" does not work.

Singles Handbook

The Singles Handbook was one I purchased before and covers basics that most 3.5 players and below should learn in order to advance. The trademark theme is a lot of chalk talk with colored magnets on a whiteboard. There is a lot of explanation good for an auditory-based learner.

Sample Doubles Video for "I" Formation

This video series offers some useful tips for the rec player looking to incorporate the "I" formation into their game in this sample video below. In the past, FYB has also provided useful training videos like the Bryan Bros Playbook.

FYB vs TopCourt

FYB has been around almost 10 years, one of the original online training programs. Now they have added a take-home bound playbook to help illustrate the examples.

For a more modern "Netflix / MasterClass" streaming approach, try TopCourt for 14-days absolutely free.

Our free review of this Summer 2020 launch here:

Best String of the Year: Topspin Cyber Flash 17g

Tennis-Bargains Review: Topspin Cyber Flash

Tennis Magazine (Feb 3, 2011): "polyester string accounts for more than 70 percent of string sold in Europe, and the majority of the world’s top juniors are polyester or co-poly string players."

Andre Agassi: "polyester string, which creates vicious topspin has turned average players into greats, and greats into legends." (Open, p.343)

Topspin Cyber Flash
has almost all the benefits (the best spin, durability and power) of expensive Luxilon strings, at roughly half the cost when buying in bulk*

It is similar to buying a generic instead of a brand name.
My suggestion is to buy a set or two of Cyber Flash and try it out first. It works especially well if you like other polyester strings or hit a fast, hard ball. It is also good for the chronic string breaker who like to hit with topspin. String it at least 10% lower in tension than your normal non-poly string to get maximum spin.

Buying in Bulk - Save More with Free Shipping!
If you like the string and decide you want more, I would recommend that you get the jumbo reel of Cyber Flash 17 to save even more. Each package normally has 40 feet, but reels come in longer strands that you simply measure and cut only what you need to use. It is very economical and I buy reels in order to keep multiple rackets strung fresh a few times a month.

Package - Topspin Cyber Flash 1.25 17g - Tennis String Packages ($7.49/set)
Reel - Topspin Cyber Flash 1.25 17g 720 ft - ($74.90/reel...or just $4.16/set!)

  • Cyber Flash Reel (720') or 18x Packs for $75 [you save 80%!] with FREE SHIPPING
My Experience with Cyber Flash
I have been using the Topspin Cyber Flash 1.25 for several years now with great tournament results.  As you can see, I tried it and liked it so much that I bought a full reel myself. I switched from using a full set of Luxilon Ace 18 poly to now using the Cyber Flash exclusively in the mains for much more Spin and Power. The durability is also comparable to the Ace 18, but only at around half the price.
Topspin CyberFlash 17 user ratings (from 154 reviews on

Here is some other player reviews on the Cyber Flash 17 string from, an international database of string ratings for almost every tennis string in the world.

This Cyber Flash 1.25 is the #2 Most Reviewed string on the entire site with 178 reviews, plus a huge popular following of over 70,000 viewer hits.

It also received one of the very best "Performance to Price Ratio" out of all strings.

Play-Testing results
My style of play is heavy topspin from the baseline and I enjoy creating angles with spin and control when counter-punching against stronger opponents.

Against heavy hitters and returning fast serves, the Cyber Flash strings are able to control and redirect the ball very well. Most players on would recommend this string (actually 91% would recommend it..140 out of 154 who reviewed it)

My recommendation is that you string it at least 10% lower than your normal non-poly strings.  For me, I found that around 55-57 lbs was the ideal tension. Anything higher made it a tad stiff and lost its spin and power potential. Surprisingly, even after several days, as the tension got lower, it seemed like it would pocket the ball even better.

Spin (5/5)
The spin is incredible. Both Topspin and Slice, you get ridiculous amounts of each in my normal ground strokes now. Whereas before with other polys I could get a solid kick serve, with this string, I can use the same motion and it becomes almost an American Twist (lefty kick spin) serve.  Definitely a lot of fun to hit with and drives my opponents nuts.

Power and Control (4/5)
Like many other polyester strings, this has a decent amount of power.  I like that it is also a softer poly, which is arm-friendly. When I used Luxilon strings in the past (ALU power), I eventually developed tennis elbow even though it offered great performance. I now use only soft, thin polyester strings for normal play.

Durability (4/5)
These strings would usually last me 3-4 weeks (playing 10-12 hours a week) before they started moving or required changing because of the tension loss. I love that my Cyber Flash strings stay straight and I do not have to worry about them moving around or adjusting them between points.  I noticed that if I kept them in, they would eventually break after 5-6 weeks because I normally hit with a lot of topspin against strong players with fast serves.

Touch/Feel (3/5)
The main weakness of this string and most poly's is that it lacks a bit of touch and feel for dropshots and finesse shots like touch volleys because of the firm string bed.  I would recommend mixing this with a softer cross string like the Cyber Blue 17 if you want to have the best of both worlds.

Here are some close-up shots of the Cyber-Flash 17 strings (on the main).  On the picture to the right, you can see the Cyber Blue 17 strings for the crosses (which you can get 10% off as well with my promo code) - this is a very good cross string and very popular as hybrid for a softer feel/touch combo.  Here is our review on Cyber Blue (a bit less spin, more control for big hitters).

*Last Chance 4/2* Tennis Ninja - Free Preview + 3 Bonus Items

FYB "Tennis Ninja" Training Course Review

Update 4/1:
The Tennis Ninja registration period has expired, but FYB is allowing users who missed out on previous registration to be able to sign up on Saturday 4/2 from 8AM to Midnight only.

This course is planning to start the first course next week, so if you want to get all the bonus material (see "Perks" list below) - now's the time!

Please subscribe to Tennis Bargains updates on the next time these excellent courses become available again! Remember that FYB Premium members will have full access to this course and more! If you have any comments or questions, please post below.

Topspin Cyber Blue String Review + YouTube Review

Tennis String Review: Topspin Cyber Blue

Topspin Cyber Blue 1.25 ratings (out of 78 reviews) from

Topspin Cyber Blue 1.25 17 - Tennis String on Sale

Tennis-Bargains Top String Award
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Cyber Blue offers great control and feel as a durable cross string.

*Update*: David strung his racket at a high tension when he did this demo; David had much better results after lowering his racket tension from 63 lbs to 57 lbs. When you look at the 96% of players reviewers who recommended the string - the tension usually was between 51 lbs and 55 lbs.

Tennis-Bargains Tip:
Also try the spin friendly Cyber Flash string with the thinner 17g (1.25 string) over the 16g for a bit more comfort. Also to avoid a stiff feel with poly strings, it is recommended that you typically string all poly's 10% lower in tension.

Play Testing Cyberblue Strings

David Emery was formerly the WTA hitting partner for Liezel Huber (former #3 in WTA Doubles). She recently won the 2010 US Open Mixed Doubles with Bob Bryan. Congrats Dave on his promotion! View some other free Tennis Videos and Tips.

Coach Kyril's Tennis Vault: Online Tennis Videos and Tips!

Coach Kyril's Tennis Vault Videos

This video course is perfect for beginners and those who want to learn the game visually.

Members get access to Coach Kyril's Ten Laws Of Tennis Success Course consisting of 2 hrs of online video, plus access to over 4 More hrs of extra in-depth instructional videos!

Check out this site for some free helpful videos about tennis.

How To Play Tennis: Instructional Videos For Tennis Beginners

How To Play Tennis: Instructional Videos For Tennis Beginners

49 step-by-step tennis instruction videos covering all 6 basic strokes in tennis.

Users have asked for some simple videos to help them get started with tennis.  Scott Ford is a USPTA coach with some great video footage on the basic strokes and does a good job of helping a new player get started.

Take a look at his free sample videos here.

HD Tennis Tips, Bonus Videos Access, Free $47 Doubles eBook! (promo expires 9/12)

If you've enjoyed the "Tennis Tips Videos" and HD YouTube tips that I've posted...

Check out more videotips at

Also this weekend get their 
US Open Promo special that expires on Sept 12th.

**Update**: I just signed up for FYB Premium Access, and it comes with the following
  • Access to over 40 hours of HD tennis video content

  • A free copy of Doubles Domination- Ian Westermann’s comprehensive look at winning doubles strategy and tactics ($47 value for free).

  • Exclusive access to Bonus Video with Yann Auzoux (two-time Washington Post Coach of the Year).
    - If you’ve seen the 40-minute free video on footwork with Yann and you liked it, then you’re going to love this bonus video.

  • 60 day Money-Back Guarantee 

Tennis-Bargains *Recommended*
I personally stand by all the products and services I only promote what I have personally used here at  I am an USPTA certified coach and can vouch for Will Hamilton's credibility and professionalism as a tennis instructor.

I have learned so much in the last few years from his YouTube videos already, that I have signed up for FYB Premium myself.  I would highly encourage you to try it out and see for yourself!  It's an investment in your own tennis game.

Remember you have 60 days to decide, so if you don't absolutely love it, Will stands by his money-back guarantee.  What do you have to lose?  Just remember: Offer expires 9/12/10! Join FYB today

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