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Featured Articles – September 2013 Archive (7)

Do You Ever Get Mad When You Play Tennis?

Added by Mark / The Mayor on September 30, 2013 at 8:24pm — 5 Comments

Help fight pancreatic cancer!

I lost a dear friend to pancreatic cancer and now I am on a mission to help fight againt this terrible disease.  Please watch and share this video I created far and wide.  It would really mean a lot and make a difference in so many people's lives!

if you are in the LA area, please come out to our 5K 10K run and walk Sunday Oct 27, 2013  @…


Added by phillip k. on September 26, 2013 at 3:44pm — No Comments

The Frame

In older times the ball was addressed squarely with the strings.

In modern tennis you approach the ball with the racquet’s frame, the upper edge, starting from below the ball for topspin, the lower edge, starting…


Added by Oscar Wegner on September 25, 2013 at 12:00am — No Comments

An essay on tennis

Tennis is usually a reflection of the emotional tone level and the technical knowledge or “feel” of the individual.  Learning from the emotional “tone scale” research by L. Ron Hubbard, we can see where the individual places himself to play tennis.  Anger or fear, apathy, interest, enthusiasm, anxiety; some people are ingrained in an emotional tone level, while others…


Added by Oscar Wegner on September 21, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Meet Billie Jean King in So Cal!

Tennisopolis has been invited to join Billie Jean King, Mary Carillo, Pam Shriver, and many other tennis greats at the 2013 Billie Jean King & Friends Event!  And your invited too! 

This year’s event will include a special presentation of the Joe Shapiro Award to Billie Jean King’s tennis coaches at Cal State L.A., Dr. Joan Johnson and Cameron “Scotty” Deeds. Johnson, as coach of the women’s team, and Deeds, as coach of the men’s team, ran…


Added by phillip k. on September 16, 2013 at 3:23pm — No Comments

Nadal Stars in New Sporstcenter Commercial

Added by Mark / The Mayor on September 10, 2013 at 4:36pm — No Comments

A Simple Path To The Modern Forehand

Have you ever used a sponge ball (those oversized orange/yellow now sold for kids) and played it back and forth over the net with your hand?

This is perhaps the most basic and most helpful drill of all.

If you don't have a partner, you can do this drill against a wall or your garage door. Once you are proficient with your hand, then do it with a racquet,…


Added by Oscar Wegner on September 3, 2013 at 11:00pm — 4 Comments

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