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January 2010 Articles (54)

How to Hit the Kick Serve--the Best Videos from the Hawaii Tennis Pro (Hi10spro)

I call this the great kick serve demonstration but all people notice is one thing, even though this is a top 5 40's player

A Great kick serve demonstration 2 with a younger, college dude.…


Added by Gary Sakuma on January 11, 2010 at 7:13am — 2 Comments

What's Offense and Defense?

Singles has moments when you're on offense and can attack and moments when you're on defense and can't.

More on… Continue

Added by Gary Sakuma on January 10, 2010 at 11:47pm — No Comments

2010 is shaping up nicely for women’s tennis

2010 Hopman Cup - Day 5

...Not to be outdone, 15-year-old Laura Robson did her part to try to bring the Hopman Cup home to England, defeating Spain’s Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez in straight sets. After her sweet interview, Robson looked on expectantly as Andy Murray took on Tommy Robredo. So confident was I that Murray would win that match that I stopped watching after he closed out the first set 6-1.… Continue

Added by tennischick on January 10, 2010 at 3:36pm — No Comments

Indian Wells Tournament

If I get tickets for the semifinals and finals at Indian Wells what does that include-- one singles and one doubles match each day? Mens or womens?

Added by Becky on January 9, 2010 at 10:13pm — No Comments

Should exhibition matches be taken seriously?

17th Annual World Team Tennis Smash Hits

There was a time when I used to completely ignore the results of exhibitions matches. I’m talking about the era of players like Anna Kournikova who had the ability to attract hordes to her matches. Her opponents would invariably throw her some fluff balls so that she would not look like a complete moron. Pretty much the way she is now treated during Arthur Ashe Children’s Day… Continue

Added by tennischick on January 9, 2010 at 12:10pm — No Comments

Compiled Analysis of Videos: Groundstrokes, Serve, and Putaway of a Tennis Superman

This dude tore through the draw at the Pattaya Open, one of the biggest tournaments in Thailand. His ability to hit shots was remarkable.

Big Power from a Wrist Snap

Superman DUNK Putaway I saw this and went WOW...…


Added by Gary Sakuma on January 8, 2010 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Anyone tried a custom made Vantage ??

I have been using my kps88 for a while now and playing very well. Recently tho with the cold wet weather ive been struggling with the heavy slow balls which makes my racket feel twice as heavy. So ive been looking for something I can mod a little to make a slightly easier playing version of my 88s.

I lke some of the older lighter pro staffs like the classic but i wanted something I wouldnt struggle getting hold of. The problem is… Continue

Added by Meags on January 7, 2010 at 1:00pm — 22 Comments

Overlooked Tennis Stretch

Here’s a great stretch I found that’s often overlooked in tennis. It’s great for hip flexibility, and it actually feels good too. You can do this before and/or after a match. And it works really well the next day, too, if you’re sore… here’s how to do it.

1. Walk over to the fence and place both hands on the rail

2. Slightly bend both knees

3. Place your right ankle on your left knee

4. Slowly bend your left knee and Lower… Continue

Added by Todd Scott on January 6, 2010 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Top Tennis Elbow Racquets

Hey Everybody, if you're anything like me, you might get tennis elbow from time to time... here are some of the top racquets to use if you're sensitive to elbow… Continue

Added by Todd Scott on January 5, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Roger, when it matters..

Robin Soderling keeps saying that he is getting closer and closer for each time he is facing Roger, he has lost 13 of their meetings and was able to win 14th time lucky at the Abu Dhabi Capitala tournament. But can you really give him credit for the win? First of all the tournament isn't more than a warmup for the year comming up in my opinion and when it really matters, Robins chances are slim, I mean just look at these highlights:

Total… Continue

Added by Reibin Amin on January 4, 2010 at 2:02am — 2 Comments

Top 10 Players of the Decade - Men (Part 2)

In the first part we talked about five of the most talented tennis players of the past decade, who, despite their astonishing achievements, missed the cut for the top five spots in our list. Gustavo Kuerten, Marat Safin and Pete Sampras were some of those names, who only managed to grab spots in the bottom half of the countdown. Today, we discuss the BEST of the BEST, as the competition only gets stiffer with every single rank passing.

5 - Andy Roddick

Picking up the top… Continue

Added by TennisEarth on January 3, 2010 at 6:49am — No Comments

Mental Toughness: Playing from Behind

There is a thought process involved when playing from behind--sometimes it's harder than being… Continue

Added by Gary Sakuma on January 2, 2010 at 7:53pm — No Comments

10 Years, 10 Big Deals

I guess we're all in a retrospective-type mood, having entered a new decade and all! If you hadn't gotten a chance, check out Tennischick's take on the past 10 years. Here's mine that originally ran on my blog, Tennis Talk, Anyone? — it's a list, since everyone always likes a list!

10. Aussie Rules

Now, I know Australian tennis players didn't exactly dominate the decade, but for a couple of years there, one of them… Continue

Added by Van Sias on January 1, 2010 at 11:07pm — No Comments


I have never been officially ranked but I am perhaps a 3.0-3.5. I haven't played in a bit but I have been playing racquetball quite a bit lately. Would love to get back into tennis if anyone is game.

Added by Jared E. Vincent on January 1, 2010 at 12:37pm — No Comments

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