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June 2010 Articles (83)

Learn to relax

Have you ever been nervous enough to worry about an upcoming match? Have you ever been so nervous that the game seemed more difficult than it does when you practice? One way to improve your performance when your mind seems to be full of worry is simply to “relax”. You don’t want to relax your mind, just the muscles in your body. You will find that most of your worries will stop once your body…


Added by Steven White on June 21, 2010 at 9:12pm — No Comments goes Quizzical with Wimby Quiz

Leading tennis website has now launched an interesting round the clock Wimbledon Quiz to keep tennis lovers entertained (and puzzled..., in an intriguing way ofcourse) during the swashbuckling Grand Slam fortnight.

The Quiz, that started on Saturday, Jun 20th, talks about all trivial and major happenings related to Wimbledon's rich history, tradition, and record books. There is a total of three questions that are scheduled to be asked every 8…


Added by TennisEarth on June 21, 2010 at 1:37pm — No Comments

What's in your Bag?...

Don’t tell me it includes Motrin®, Tylenol® or any number of other pain relievers. If so, we have got to talk.

For years I have been watching many of my USTA league teammates and other tennis players routinely pop a few of these seemingly harmless little pills just before a match. I can understand the need to cover up those aches and pains from tennis elbow, aching knees and the like, but the whole “ignorance is bliss” mantra can be really short lived…


Added by Annette Walbon on June 21, 2010 at 8:30am — No Comments

Fields of Glory (I): Wimbledon Day 1 Preview

Welcome to the debut of our daily preview series on all of the Wimbledon action, which will briefly discuss an intriguing topic from the previous day’s action before examining several key matches in detail. They will conclude with a “briefly noted” section on matches of lesser interest that might be worth more casual attention when the central action ebbs. Since there’s little to discuss from today’s action beyond the arrangement of Federer’s trophy room (read his interview if you haven’t…


Added by Sharapovanovic on June 21, 2010 at 3:19am — No Comments

Wimbledon's Memorable Matches - Part 1

Wimbledon has always been the place for memorable matches. From big serves combined with gliding volleys to grinding rallies mixed with massive ground strokes, the Gladiators of tennis have always been fighting wars of great proportions to prove their metal over the other on the grass courts of Wimbledon. Every match is a blend of efforts and great determination put in by the players involved. However, a few matches at Wimbledon just stand out to be the most memorable matches ever…


Added by TennisEarth on June 20, 2010 at 9:44am — No Comments

Drawn and Quartered: Wimbledon Draw Preview

Glancing through the Wimbledon draws, we found them more balanced and intriguing than their Roland Garros counterparts. Rather than reaching a premature climax early in the second week, the narratives should build compellingly throughout the fortnight. Yet perhaps this impression merely stems from the fact that grass suits more elite players than does clay; there are many fewer “grass specialists” than “clay specialists,” especially as the former surface slows over the years. At any rate,…


Added by Sharapovanovic on June 20, 2010 at 4:35am — No Comments

“Develop a routine”

One of the most common phrases yelled out on a tennis court is “Watch the ball!” This is often the result of a player attempting to focus his mind and concentrate on the match, not necessarily because he is mad for not keeping his eye on the ball. However, it is true that controlling your eyes on a tennis court can help you control your mind. Allowing your eyes to drift can cause your mind to…


Added by Steven White on June 19, 2010 at 2:27pm — No Comments

Wimbledon Women's Preview - Another Williams vs. Williams finish?

The slick lawns at the All England Lawn Tennis Club have been a witness to Williams' domination over the past decade. With eight out of ten trophies going to the Williams family, this year is unlikely to prove an aberration.

The greenery of the SW19 turns greener for those who fail to clinch title glory during the European claycourt season. All those unfulfilled dreams of Grand success during the first half of the season enter the second innings with the onset of the most prestigious…


Added by TennisEarth on June 18, 2010 at 8:30am — No Comments

Kennedy Funding Invitational to Support The Fight Against Breast Cancer

The Kennedy Funding Invitational is a charity tennis tournament to fight breast cancer. The fifth annual event will be held July 7-11 at Dellwood Country Club in New City, NY and will benefit the breast care centers at Englewood Hospital and Nyack Hospital. Admission is free to the exciting matches, which will feature top players such as past men’s tournament winners Dudi Sela…


Added by Amanda C on June 18, 2010 at 7:36am — 1 Comment

Playing Virtual Tennis With Real Rackets from the NYT

OK, this is in no way a replacement for playing on a court but it sounds like things are getting closer. With two daughters in the house, I'm not sure i'll be introducing this into the Wii gear in our house…


Added by buddy teaster on June 18, 2010 at 7:02am — 1 Comment

Wimbledon Men's Preview - Federer's legacy at stake


Added by TennisEarth on June 18, 2010 at 6:30am — No Comments

Wimbledon Preview (III): The Dark Horses

As players and fans anxiously await the Wimbledon draws, we turn our lens towards the snakes in the grass: dangerous lurkers who won’t hoist the trophy but from whom the top competitors hope to keep their distance. Often quirky and typically opportunistic, this group spans a spectrum from grizzled veterans (only figuratively grizzled, in one case) to surging newcomers eager to brand their imprint onto the pristine lawns of the All England Club. Ladies, gentlemen, and Jelena Jankovic, meet…


Added by Sharapovanovic on June 18, 2010 at 1:29am — No Comments


I'm very nervous about the usta playoffs as tons of people will be there and I have lot of performance anxiety especially when people are watching. My team and coach expects me to do well but i realize that more pressure is put on me i tend to hyperventilate and my thinking process turns to lot of worrying.. I've tried breathing, visualizing and practice with ball machine etc...but anxiety seems to be uncontrollable... I know losing in tennis isn't end of the world but our team ended with a… Continue

Added by JWL on June 16, 2010 at 10:51pm — 1 Comment

Wimbledon Preview (II): The Challengers

Having discussed the five tournament favorites, one of whom won’t even enjoy his own quarter, we turn our lens towards the group of players who might produce a slightly unexpected champion or champions. Once again, this article breaks down each challenger into causes for confidence and causes for concern. You might find one or two surprises in the list!

Click here to continue reading the second article in the series of…


Added by Sharapovanovic on June 16, 2010 at 10:50pm — No Comments

Drill for consistency

Reaching your best playing level is your main objective, but if you can’t do it consistently, you still have work to do. To aim for consistent results with your game, begin by establishing consistent habits. Players who play the game within themselves, that is, the game they know they know they are capable of, develop strokes they can count on in practice. You…


Added by Steven White on June 16, 2010 at 7:19pm — No Comments

Wimbledon Preview (I): The Favorites

It seems like only a week or so ago that Schiavone was ingesting particles of crushed brick and Nadal was crying softly into his towel. Well, it was only a week or so ago. Nevertheless, another Slam looms on the history-laden lawns of Wimbledon, which means that another preview is straight ahead. We start at the top with the tournament favorites, profiling causes for confidence and concern in each of their individual circumstances.



Added by Sharapovanovic on June 16, 2010 at 1:43am — No Comments

“Commit to get to every ball”

Like many other teaching pros, when I look for a youngster’s potential talent in tennis, I look for three things – the desire to win, a good attitude, and most important, good footwork.…


Added by Steven White on June 15, 2010 at 9:35pm — No Comments

Want to improve your court coverage?

Loose some extra poundage and see what happens. Whether a pro or a twice-a-week enthusiast, every player needs a proper exercise program to play his or her best tennis. It will strengthen your muscles, build up your stamina and, combined with a few warm-up routines before matches, greatly reduce the chance of muscular injury. And of…


Added by Steven White on June 15, 2010 at 2:14pm — No Comments

“Meet the Parents”

Coaching and teaching juniors can be a very rewarding experience. However, one thing I did not expect when I began my teaching career was how much time and…


Added by Steven White on June 14, 2010 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Percentage Tennis

What is percentage tennis? It means that, in any given situation, you would use the shot that has the greatest chance of success. Especially at the junior levels, playing the percentages is one of the fundamentals of successful tennis. Another way to look at percentage tennis is to play in a way that will make the most of your strengths and minimize your weaknesses. All to often, I see…


Added by Steven White on June 13, 2010 at 5:01pm — No Comments

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