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April 2009 Articles (42)

Anyone going to Cannes?

Medicinal 101 World Premiere May 17th @ 4pm - Festival de Cannes

Dear friends and family,



I'm excited to announce the Screening of my new movie, Medicinal. This movie screened at the 2009 March du Film at the Festival de Cannes.



May 17th @ 4pm -Festival De Cannes

PALAIS E



for more info at www.medicinalmovie.com





In 1996, the legalization of medical marijuana won by the citizens of California and the DEA has been at war with the clinics… Continue

Added by Halla on April 30, 2009 at 10:19am — No Comments

Tennis

I work across from Jerry Cline and decided to check it out yesterday. Next thing I know I am signed up for a ladder: Jerry Cline: Mens Bronze Singles.

I don't think I am very good (3.0 maybe 3.5 - my horrible serve is probably what kills me) but love to play and will try to be available and set up a time (lunch, after work, weekends).

PS...Pictures were required so I googled Paul and that was the first thing that came up.

Added by Paul Crickard on April 29, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments

WILLIAMS SISTERS TAKE ON NEW ROLES AS COACHES

I work with Oreo and thought you would all be interested to see some fun footage of Venus & Serena as coaches in the Oreo Double Stuf Racing League, as well as a little impromptu mixed doubles match up between Venus & Peyton Manning and Serena & Eli Manning. Enjoy!





http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJtklJxRWCM…





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Added by Denada21 on April 28, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

Looking for someone to hit with in the San Ramon area

I'm looking for female 3.0 - 3.5 players to hit with on weekday mornings. I haven't played in a while but I think I can still do it :-). Anyone out there?

Added by Viviane Dutta on April 27, 2009 at 3:23pm — 1 Comment

Roger Federer: Spirit of a Champion

If you are a Roger Federer fan like I am, you will love this documentary my hubby found on Youtube. It's three parts in nine videos. I have put them all in a playlist so you can watch one right after another.

Check out Roger Federer: Spirit of a Champion.

Kristi
http://kikolani.com
http://twitter.com/kikolani

Added by Kristi on April 26, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

It's Just a Little Dirt

So last week, I'm reading through the "tweets" I receive on Twitter and I notice one from Jon Werthiem, Sports Illustrated's tennis guru. He posted an item about something going on that I didn't even notice: No U.S. men were in the singles draw at the Monte Carlo event! That's amazing, but here's something that's pretty wild, too: There's none in the singles draw in Barcelona this week either!



And then, get this: Two out of three of the Challenger events this week are being played on… Continue

Added by Van Sias on April 23, 2009 at 9:30am — No Comments

Tour Stringer Status

Patrick,



I am planning to re-enter the stringing business after a long layoff from the game and stringing. A good friend of mine and I have been talking about teaming up and starting a stringing business. I have 4 years stringing experience from quite some time ago. I learned in a National Sporting Goods and then became very interested and joined the USRSA and purchased a Prince P-200 machine for my home business. I later went to work for a local tennis shop that strung a high volume… Continue

Added by Ed Mena on April 22, 2009 at 12:49pm — 1 Comment

2pt or 6pt mounting?

Patrick,



Great Site!



I am interested in purchasing a new Electronic floor model, maybe the Gamma 6500 ELS or 5800 ELS. Do you recommend a 2pt or 6pt mounting system? Why do you feel one is better than the other?



I know that 6pt will provide the best support to the frame which is a good thing, but may block out some of the holes in the frame. The 2pt obviously provides the stringer a lot more frame access and I guess would cut down stringing time due to… Continue

Added by Ed Mena on April 22, 2009 at 12:46pm — 2 Comments

Tennis on Twitter

Do you Twitter?



Twitter is the social network which asks its members to answer the famous question “What are you doing?” in 140 characters or less. It's like Facebook, minus the photo albums, applications, groups, pages, etc. It's a very simple way to connect with friends, make new ones, or just follow your favorite celebs / athletes.



Here are some of the interesting tennis Twitter members I follow:



Andy Roddick -… Continue

Added by Kristi on April 21, 2009 at 5:02pm — 2 Comments

Ivanisevic pulls out of Grand Cayman event

Bad news for Goran Ivanisevic fans out there. The former Wimbledon champion from Croatia was forced to pull out of this week’s Legends Championships Tennis Tournament at the Ritz-Carlton in Grand Cayman due to a lingering knee injury.



“I am very disappointed not to be able to play in the Cayman Islands due to the longer than expected recovery time necessary after my knee operation,” Ivanisevic said.



“I was looking forward playing in a first-class event on a dream island. I… Continue

Added by Tennis Viewer on April 21, 2009 at 6:45am — No Comments

Monica Seles reveals diet struggles, depression in new memoir

Nine-time Grand Slam winner and former world number one Monica Seles revealed in her latest memoir that amidst all the successes she achieved in tennis, she still had her fair share of struggles and depression.



Her book titled “Getting a Grip: On My Body, My Mind, My Self” chronicles the tennis star’s humble beginnings, triumphs at the height of her tennis career, the attack in Germany that still haunts her to this day and her struggle with diet and depression when she was away from… Continue

Added by Tennis Viewer on April 21, 2009 at 6:45am — No Comments

Lacoste, Spring/Summer 2009 Sale, Power Balance, Dunlop Aerogel 4D 200 16 x 19

Lacoste - Dunlop Aerogel 4D 200 Tennis Racquet - Pink Nike French Open Shoes - Babolat Synthetic Gut



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Dunlop Aerogel 4D… Continue

Added by Tough Love Tennis on April 20, 2009 at 12:24pm — No Comments

New Media, New Ways To See Tennis

I've just found the best article I've ever read on how to get tickets to the Wimbledon Championships. It includes the crucial reminder:



"If you are caught trying to sell them on Ebay, they will void the ticket. Likewise, if you buy a Ballot ticket on Ebay, there is a danger that this will be voided."



It's true - this once happened to my cousin and it, along with some… Continue

Added by Jana Hertz on April 20, 2009 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

Paralysis by Analysis

I'm a bit of a literary person, but have been surprised to learn that quite a few of this type have been or are very good tennis players. Richard Wilbur, e.g., the former poet laureate of the U.S. is quick to describe the old image of the centipede getting his legs all twisted up from self-consciousness. Thousands of people always want to ask him how to write a sonnet. In his prose pieces he compared this to the drop-shot. Yes there are a bunch of parts to both, but if you just focus on the… Continue

Added by John Escher on April 19, 2009 at 7:17pm — 2 Comments

ProTrainer WinSock Gets Great Review and Endorsement From Hawaii Tennis News and the Daily Racquet

Check it out! The ProTrainer WinSock received a great review and endorsement from the Daily Racquet and Hawaii Tennis News. After being contacted by USPTA Professional and editor of Hawaii Tennis News and the Daily Racquet in beautiful Kailua-Kona Hawaii requesting information and a WinSock Trainer for review, I am happy to share the news with you… Continue

Added by Protrainer Tennis on April 17, 2009 at 9:30pm — No Comments

The AGONY and ECSTASY of Roger Federer

The future champion's rise is talked as much as is discussed the current champion's downfall. Roger Federer's string of losses to in-form youngsters is the talk of the town. From bursting into tears in Melbourne Park to racquet slamming in Miami, the man is in serious need of a rejuvenation....!







Napoleon Bonaparte once quoted - "My downfall raises me to infinite heights". Perhaps he wanted someone in the modern tennis world to draw inspiration from that thought. And… Continue

Added by Rohit Sharma on April 17, 2009 at 1:24am — 1 Comment

USTA Tennis League Match

My first USTA match was on Saturday. We only had 7 people for the 8 person team that we needed to fill so we had to forfeit #2 singles. There were 3 courts at the facility we were playing at and my partner and I went last. So, we are down 1, the first 3 matches we win 2 and lose 1, so now we are at 2-2. It was a pretty cool feeling having the first match of the season come down to my doubles partner and I, we pulled it out 6-2, 6-2.

Added by Scott Gale on April 16, 2009 at 8:49pm — No Comments

Looking for Tennis Partner (3.5 or so) in Irvine

I am looking for tennis partner in Irvine. I could play on weeknights from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm and some weekends. I got rating at 3.5 about a year ago and it seems that my playing level has been the same (sadly). I want to play with different styles to improve my game. Please let me know.

Added by Kenny Ta on April 16, 2009 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Tennis League Season 2, Match 4

My match this past Tuesday evening gave me a little insight into how Federer must have felt playing Djokovic in Miami. Blustery conditions do not make for good tennis, and my opponent definitely had better control of the ball in the wind than I did. I don't think I've double faulted as many times in a league match, even in my first season, and my backhand went long 9 out of 10 times. The final score was 1-6, 3-6.



The best part of the match was the entertainment value when the tennis… Continue

Added by Kristi on April 16, 2009 at 12:16pm — 1 Comment

2009 Laureus World Sports Awards nominees announced!

The nominees of this year’s Laureus World Sports Awards have been announced and as expected, most of the players that got the nod were those who performed well at the Beijing Olympics held last year.



“This has been a great year for sport and the Academy are going to find it extremely difficult to decide who to vote for as winners. This is always the case in an Olympics year, but we have has some very strong performances from the non-Olympic sports. I congratulate all the nominees,”… Continue

Added by Tennis Viewer on April 16, 2009 at 6:41am — No Comments

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