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August 2009 Articles (33)

" I HATE My Tennis Partner!"

First off, I don't HATE any of my partners. There are many, many of them and they are all lovely people with whom I enjoy playing tennis. I wouldn't play if I wasn't having fun, right?

And you probably don't hate your tennis partner either. But, sometimes, on occasion, maybe every once in awhile, you end up with a partner you're not completely compatible with. I call this the "mismatched partner."

Maybe your mismatched partner is… Continue

Added by Kim on August 31, 2009 at 8:00am — No Comments

US Open Men;s Preview - History in the making

The men's tennis is no more about the Nadals and Federers of the game as the third and the most exciting angle comes in the form of Scot Andy Murray, and with the challenger brigade all set to overthrow the so-called dictators, we analyse the real-time chances of these gladiators at this year's Open.

Read full Preview....!

Added by Rohit Sharma on August 30, 2009 at 1:53pm — No Comments

US Open Preview - No All-Williams final in New York

Ever since their breakthrough runs in New York in the late nineties, Venus and Serena Williams have dominated the circuit for more than a decade. However and interesting draw allows only one of the Williams to reach the final this year.

Allegations of her not giving her 100% at the non-grand slam events have also fumed a controversy regarding her capabilities and actual deliverance.…


Added by Rohit Sharma on August 30, 2009 at 3:40am — No Comments

Book Review: "Strokes of Genius"

“Strokes of Genius” opens with a reference to pigeon shit. Apparently pigeons used to shit all over Centre Court at Wimbledon. So in 2008, the All England Club enlisted the services of a hawk to slaughter the pigeons and thereby get rid of the pooping problem. Wertheim introduces this as an analogy to the match between Rafa and Rogi. I assumed that Rafa was the hawk and Rogi the shitting pigeon. I took immediate offense.

Click… Continue

Added by tennischick on August 29, 2009 at 5:38pm — No Comments

Playing with men

I showed up an hour early. In my excitement about playing tennis, I misread the announcement and thought that we were meeting at 6pm. In fact, the meet-up was posted for 7pm. The sun was still brutally hot. The public courts were filling up fast. I stood there for a while wondering where everyone was.

Most of the courts were occupied by men. There was a smattering of women. A woman and a young girl who seemed to be her daughter struggled to hit the ball, the mother’s returns going… Continue

Added by tennischick on August 28, 2009 at 8:12pm — 4 Comments

US Open Bracket Challenge is Ready for YOU

Sign up for the US Open Bracket Challenge. The bracket has been established and there are some really compelling potential matchups. Have a look at the bracket here, fill it out and see how you do. This is an international competition, fun and free, where different tennis websites battle against each other. Come join in the fun and help represent… Continue

Added by Mark / The Mayor on August 28, 2009 at 9:46am — 4 Comments

Nadal's Year and Future Riding on U.S. Open

No one will deny that Rafael Nadal has had a difficult year thus far.

He won the Australian Open at the start of the season, continuing a magical run through the 2008 season, however that seems like a decade ago now (doesn't it?). Beyond the Australian Open and leading up to the French, Nadal was simply being "Nadal".… Continue

Added by Mark Oskar on August 25, 2009 at 6:41pm — No Comments

Celebrity Professional Chris Ojakian In Las Vegas!

On August 29th -30th, Celebrity Tennis Pro, Chris Ojakian, will be at the International Tennis Centre.

He will be teaching Cardio Classes on Saturday the 29th and on Sunday the 30th, from 1-2pm.

Classes are cheaper than ever! Just $25 per person!

Enjoy an incredible workout and have fun while doing it!

For Reservations call (702) 685-6038
or email us at

Added by Joe Magid on August 24, 2009 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Tennis Lessons in the DC Metro Area

I recently stumbled across when searching for tennis lessons in the metro area. For less than I used to pay at my club the company sent a pro to my neighborhood court for a lesson. The lesson went well and I would definitely recommend it.


Added by Phillip Jenkins on August 23, 2009 at 9:26pm — No Comments

Courtside coaching, or an exercise in public humiliation?

...I found myself derailed by the bizarre view of courtside coaching in which the coach is attached to a microphone so that the TV audience can hear his every word. And what I saw in Maria Sharapova was a player who seemed utterly humiliated by the experience.

The humiliation started yesterday in the match against Kleybanova. The coach mentioned to Maria that he knew that her arm was tired but that he wanted to hit more slice serves down the line. She interrupted him snappily to… Continue

Added by tennischick on August 23, 2009 at 4:57pm — No Comments

What is that on Nadal's stomach?

I watched Nadal play the semifinal Cincinnati match tonight against Djokovic and he was wearing a skin-colored, wide strip of tape over his stomach. You could see the tape when his shirt flipped up. None of the ESPN commentators knew what it was or knew of any stomach injuries he had. Does anybody know what this is about?

Added by Becky on August 22, 2009 at 10:46pm — 1 Comment

Paradorn Srichaphan: How's the Wrist?

The former top 10 player, Paradorn Srichaphan is apparently still looking to return to tennis after leaving tennis more than 2 years ago due to a wrist injury.

Wildly popular in Asia, the Thai player was a promising player with character and game. A serious wrist injury however stalled Paradorn's career in 2007 and he hasn't played a tournament since.

Most have written him off after he married a former Miss Universe, headed into… Continue

Added by Mark Oskar on August 22, 2009 at 11:28am — 2 Comments

Is Sampras the Brett Favre of tennis?

When Pete Sampras retired in 2002, after spanking Agassi for the umpteenth time, he gave the impression that he was done with tennis. In interviews he indicated that his career was over. He was going to turn into a homebody, taking care of his wife and helping her to pop out some kids. As evidence that he was done for good, his training team packed up and found other jobs, most famously Paul Annacone who found a lead job with the Lawn Tennis Association.

I can’t honestly say that I… Continue

Added by tennischick on August 19, 2009 at 7:00pm — 4 Comments

Miami Tennis Players! Stretch out your muscles and tighten up your game with free yoga at Bayfront Park

Tennis elbow, a sore back, and lack of on-court focus are all tennis related issues that no player wants to deal with. More and more players are turning to yoga to fix these hindrances and step up their game.

The City of Miami knows how to keep it's populace fit and fabulous, offering complimentary waterfront yoga at Bayfront Park, three times a week. Add just one of the classes to your fitness regimen and incorporate the yoga techniques you learn to your pre and post-game… Continue

Added by Drysdale Tennis Girl on August 19, 2009 at 1:47pm — No Comments

Fremont 3.5+ partner for play, practice, singles, doubles wanted.

Available evenings and weekends. Near Irvington and Kennedy High Schools but will go anywhere in the area.

Added by Greg Walker on August 19, 2009 at 12:38pm — No Comments

Seeking tennis partner in Santa Monica!

My name is Rebecca. I am 30 years old and have just moved to Santa Monica. I love tennis and would love to play on my local courts (in this beautiful weather,) I just don't have a partner. I played varsity tennis in high school and have only played off and on throughout the years. I am a good player but perhaps could use some practice. Email me if interested. Thanks!

Added by Rebecca Jennings on August 19, 2009 at 2:13am — No Comments

Obsessing about the US Open

Apologies for not writing. I have been in obsessive mode. I’ve spent the last two weeks obsessing about everything to do with the US Open. It’s my annual torment. Although to be honest it also gives me pleasure, so much so that I have concluded that there is a part of me that simply loves to obsess. I must get off on dithering.

First I looked into purchasing a mini-plan. You know, one of those Labor Day weekend deals that include tickets and hotel. The lowest priced I found cost… Continue

Added by tennischick on August 18, 2009 at 8:00pm — No Comments

looking for tennis partner in san diego

i am a good player (4.0) but open to players of all abilities. will meet you wherever. drop me your email address so we can connect and meet up. thanks!

Added by dave riggins on August 18, 2009 at 2:28pm — No Comments

Need money for new tennis equipment?

I am new to this network and wanted to introduce myself. My name is Katie Holloway and I am a female living near Tampa, FL. I go to college at USF and work at as a Funding Professional. I specialize in lending money to people in need for anywhere between $500 and $500,000. I am new to this network, but wanted to introduce myself and my services in hopes that I can help people here cope with what is proving to be a struggling economic time.

Our loan product offers… Continue

Added by Katie Holloway on August 16, 2009 at 11:46pm — No Comments

Would love to play every weekend or weeknights, if time permits

Hi, I'm semi-new to tennis, am not that good yet, i don't know my rating but would like to play more to get better. Anyone available in Northland KC or NKC, Gladstone? But I don't mind travelling outside those areas just to play. Hope to hear from you.

Added by Ray Man on August 15, 2009 at 11:50pm — No Comments

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