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July 2011 Articles (60)

My daily tennis revue - July 22, 2011

I seem to be spending way to much time researching and studying the tennis industry these days so why not share some tidbits and brief notes here.  It looks like Venus Williams is the proud owner of 5 or so Jamba Juice Franchises and will be promoting the brand as well... they do make the best smoothies, the kids love em! 

A new racket brand -'bolt' is entering the market, apparently the racket has a suspension system that keeps the strings off the frame and therefore vibration is…

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Added by patrick m on July 23, 2011 at 3:55am — No Comments

Citi Open (Washington, D.C.) Tournament Preview

This Week in Tennis will be covering the majority of main draw matches at the Citi Open event next week in College Park, Maryland. You may have also heard the tournament referred to as being in Washington, D.C area. Citi Open is a first year event at the WTA International level and will feature Shahar Peer, Nadia Petrova, Tamira Paszek, and Jelena Dokic as its top four seeds. There are only three International level tournaments in the United States.

The Citi Open consists of a 32…

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Added by WTA Today on July 22, 2011 at 4:42pm — No Comments

Quarterfinal Previews for July 22, 2011

Source: This Week in Tennis



It's quarterfinals days at the two ATP World Tour events and the lone WTA Tour event this week. Unlike last week's Stuttgart event that featured no seeds in the quarterfinals, Hamburg seeds are in each quarterfinal spot this week. In Atlanta, at the first US Open Series event, the top three seeds survived the opening rounds. On the women's side, the Baku, Azerbaijan event's big story has been the…

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Added by WTA Today on July 22, 2011 at 3:30am — No Comments

Can Murray Win a Slam?

Andy Murray, the world number four, has reached three grand slam finals, losing to Roger Federer twice and Novak Djokovic once. At 24 years of age he is at the peak of his physical fitness. Is he destined to win a slam in the near future, or has he been dealt a cruel hand by being a contemporary of three incredibly gifted tennis stars?

The most common remark heard around the tennis circuit, by other players, commentators and fans alike, is that Murray is too good not to win a slam.…

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Added by Tennis Blogger on July 22, 2011 at 2:09am — No Comments

7 US Men into the Main draw of the 2011 US OPen so realistically what are our chances this year?

Well under 10% of the draw at the US OPEN this year will be American players.  Underrepresented for a country with free tennis courts in every city and tennis readily available everywhere.  With 7 US men directly into the draw for the 2011 US OPEN we are looking toward Mardy Fish(no.9) andAndy Roddick(no.10) to make headlines.  Mardy has not won any titles this year but made some… Continue

Added by patrick m on July 22, 2011 at 2:00am — No Comments

Visiting Naples Aug 5 - 10. Seeking singles or doubles games.

Hi. I'm a 4.0, and a High School tennis coach from Long Island NY. I'm visiting my sister and Mom, but have to play tennis!!! I'm happy to just hit, or to compete in singles or doubles. Thanks! 

Added by Wayne Schuster on July 21, 2011 at 9:08pm — No Comments

2011 US Open Tennis Trip - September 2 to September 5

There is nothing like the US Open on Labour Day Weekend! Don't miss your chance to come on this great trip!



We have now expanded the trip to include 32 guests and

Only have 2 Spots Left!



Once these last two spots are gone there will be no wait list as all

2011 US Open Labour Day Weekend Tickets are SOLD OUT!



Double Occupancy Rate is $999 USD



For more information visit 2011 US Open Trip at… Continue

Added by TENNISaccess Ultimate Vacations on July 20, 2011 at 9:25am — No Comments

2011 Tennis & Golf Fall Getaway - October 15 to October 22

If you love tennis, golf, fabulous shopping, dining out at world class restaurants, cruising on a 75 foot yacht, daily court-side parties, relaxing on the beach, and more... You will want to be on this trip!



Your Trip Includes:

* 7 Night Stay at the beautiful Waterside Resort with your choice of a One, Two or Three Bedroom Villa…

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Added by TENNISaccess Ultimate Vacations on July 20, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

I am giving away a free set of tennis string this month wilson hollowcore strings.

Wilson Hollowcore 16 is a comfortable tennis string designed for those needing a softer, easier on the arm type of string.  Several of my stringing clients use this either as a whole or in a hybrid set-up.  If you havent tried than here is your chance for a free set.  Just comment on my post at my website www.racketstringingtips.com as too why I should select you to win and your entered.  I will than draw a name on August 1st.  I hope to hear…

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Added by patrick m on July 19, 2011 at 3:20am — 3 Comments

How is a Head tennis racket made? a quick video

Here is a quick video I found on the making of a Head brand tennis racket.

Added by patrick m on July 19, 2011 at 2:40am — No Comments

tennis string tension Iphone app, is it for you?

Are you ever left wondering what tension would be best based on your game and racket, this Iphone app might be the ticket.  I have not tested it and cannot give a recommendation, but I thought that I would mention it here.  It is available in the Itune store for .99 cents.  It was released July, 2010.  This might just be for you if you have a difficult time trying to figure out your…

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Added by patrick m on July 19, 2011 at 2:02am — No Comments

Old School is Good to Strive for

 

I am quite surprised this evening to see a Yahoo link to the Evert-Navratilova Final of the 1986 French Open. It made me realize again this is the way young juniors need to strive to play, and not right off like Sharapova, Nadal or the top players of today's men or women. It's great to have idols but beginning juniors need to start slow and develop their games. Basic tennis is about proper form, technique, getting the ball into play and keeping it in play. As juniors mature, they…

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Added by Coach Dudley on July 19, 2011 at 12:00am — No Comments

How Absurd is the title and title sponsor of the Hamburg Tennis tournament this week -'bet-at-home-open"

I am conflicted regarding this tournament that is being held in Hamburg this week.  Tennis betting or sports betting in general is ILLEGAL in the United States, but an ATP tournament in Germany is underwritten by an online sports betting company from Austria?  First off I do not gamble on tennis or any sport so I find it a little disturbing that we are sending such conflicting signals to our children.  Is it not true that the prize money comes from the sponsors and the sponsor is an online…

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Added by patrick m on July 18, 2011 at 9:59pm — No Comments

4.5 and up, Jersey City/NYC

Looking for a decent player 4.5 and up in the Jersey City/NYC area. Should be here until mid august and really just trying to get a few good hits in. My email is [edit by Mod]. Thanks

Added by Dave Thomas on July 18, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Daily Tennis Stats by Daily Scores - July 18, 2011

The kind owner of Daily Scores was kind enough to post some interesting stats about the tournaments that finished yesterday. Robin Soderling, Juan Carlos Ferrero, Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez, and Anabel Medina Garrigues all took home singles titles on July 17, 2011.

All stats provided by @Daily_Scores. Check out his website at Daily Scores and tell him you appreciate his information!…

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Added by WTA Today on July 18, 2011 at 3:21am — No Comments

looking for hitting partner between 2.5-3.0

I ve played for 3  4 months 3 years ago and I just want to practise in tennis at courts of UC Berkeley.

Thank you.

Added by Gulesin U on July 17, 2011 at 10:34pm — No Comments

Tennis Tournament Previews for July 18-24, 2011







This week marks the start of the Olympus US Open Series as first round matches start in Atlanta, Georgia at the Atlantic Tennis Championships on July 18th. If you're still clinging to the clay court season, you'll be happy to learn the ATP World Tour event in Hamburg, Germany is being played on the red stuff. There's only one women's tournament this week and that's in Baku, Azerbaijan on hard courts. Maybe by the end of the week I'll be able to spell Azerbaijan from…

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Added by WTA Today on July 17, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Championship Previews for July 17, 2011

Source: This Week in Tennis

Yesterday, the ATP World Tour proved that just because the top four seeds are playing in the semifinal round doesn't mean the quality is going to be spectacular. In the Skistar Swedish Open at Bastad, Sweden the top four seeds were in action and in the first match Robin Soderling gave up only one game against Tomas Berdych and the second match wasn't much better as David Ferrer only surrendered four…

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Added by WTA Today on July 17, 2011 at 3:32am — No Comments

See how natural gut tennis strings are made

an interesting video for those who want to know a little more about racket strings.

Added by patrick m on July 16, 2011 at 3:00am — No Comments

Alisa Kleybanova fighting cancer at age 22

Source: This Week in Tennis

On her 22nd birthday, Alisa Kleybanova, posted an update on her life on the WTA Tour website. In the blog post, the rising star from Moscow, Russia revealed that she’s fighting Hodgkin’s lymphoma, which is a form of cancer. Kleybanova hasn’t played on tour since May and instead of enjoying her youth on…

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Added by WTA Today on July 15, 2011 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

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