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October 2009 Articles (59)

Who will win the Australian Open 2010?

Who will win the Australian Open 2010?

I think it is very difficult to answer that question, would you have asked me what I thought of the Roland Gaross winner or even the Wimbledon winner I believe that I would have a much easier job in picking my favourites.

I love the atmosphere and intensity of the tournament, the oceanblue courts are fantastic and there is always a positive feeling comming from the crowd. There has been… Continue

Added by Reibin Amin on October 8, 2009 at 1:18am — 3 Comments

Tennis Lesson: Loading on your Groundstrokes

Added by Gary Sakuma on October 7, 2009 at 7:37pm — No Comments

Ryan's helpful tips for success on the court!

Ryan Dominic from the interview yesterday was kind enough to give me some pointers and tips. I thought they were really interesting and decided to post them so that you could all read it! Here it is:

These tips are in no particular order. They are helpful suggestions for you to help you with not only your tennis game, but in any sports and even in life.


• Remember, it is a privilege to be participating at… Continue

Added by Reibin Amin on October 7, 2009 at 2:43am — No Comments says Usain is better than Federer

Track and Field: 12th IAAF World Championships in Athletics

Actually seven men plus one fictional TV character came in ahead of Federer on’s poll of the most influential men of 2009. And the fictional character was deemed the most influential of all.

I still can’t wrap my mind around the idea that a pretend character on a TV show is considered more influential than all of the living breathing men on this list. How… Continue

Added by tennischick on October 6, 2009 at 7:55pm — 1 Comment

Attack the Backhand and Why?

Added by Gary Sakuma on October 6, 2009 at 6:13pm — No Comments

The story behind a pro, Ryan Dominic Colaco

Ryan Colaco was born profoundly deaf. Since he was a young boy, he had a dream of achieving excellence in Sports. His father Michael was an all around athlete that began encouraging him every step of the way and becoming closely involved in his progression. “My Dad is an amazing person.” Ryan commented. It was a positive influence that eventually led Ryan to become involved in various sport activities such as ice hockey, tennis, and soccer where… Continue

Added by Reibin Amin on October 6, 2009 at 5:53am — No Comments

Federer vs Roddick Wimbledon 2009 final HD highlights

Check out this great highlight of the 2009 Wimbledon Final between Roger Federer and Andy Roddick. What do you guys think about the final? Was it a deserved win for Roger Federer? Could Roddick have done something different? It was a very close match but I personally do not believe it was even close to being as exciting and fun as the '08 final between Federer and Nadal. But there was some great ralleys and the highlight is definetily worth checking out!…


Added by Reibin Amin on October 6, 2009 at 5:49am — No Comments

Top8 ATP players to watch out for 2010

2010 is indeed going to be an interesting year, so I thought I would make a top8 list of players to watch for in the year to come.

1. Juan Martin Del Potro

I believe that this guy has a chance to take the #3 spot in the ATP worldtour rankings. That is if Rafa and Djokovic won't be able to step up their games. Del Potro already has a 3-0 result in match statistics against Djoko and after the US Open 2009 it seems as if Juan Martins confidence has been strengthened more… Continue

Added by Reibin Amin on October 6, 2009 at 5:30am — No Comments

Interview with Nick Bollettieri

I called Nick Bollettieris Multimedia coordinator David today at 11.40 and was connected to Nick himself in a 20 minutes long phone interview. I had some problems recording what comes through the speakers so my voice volume is very loud, nicks volume is alot lower. You can hear what he is saying but I thought I would write down his answers so that you could follow what he is saying with more ease. I am sorry for this and will correct this by being… Continue

Added by Reibin Amin on October 6, 2009 at 5:30am — 2 Comments

Game Plan: How to Make One.

Added by Gary Sakuma on October 5, 2009 at 8:40pm — No Comments

USTA 5.0 Ladies Team from Albuquerque take Nationals!

Yeah for the local ladies! 5.0 Ladies from Albuquerque take USTA Nationals for 2009 this past weekend! Yayhooey! See " target="_blank"">article.
Now, let's see if the 3.0 ladies (my team) from Albuquerque can do the same this weekend at nationals in Tucson!

Added by Laura Kratochvil on October 5, 2009 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

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Added by Jeffrey Ryan Whittler on October 5, 2009 at 3:56pm — 1 Comment

Tennis League Season 4, Week Two

This week, I only got to play two out of three of my leagues due to Yom Kippur that fell on Monday evening.

Singles went quite well last week. One thing my hubby has always noted about my game is that I'm not aggressive enough. I definitely try to play pretty safe to make sure my shots are consistent, but that also means fewer winners and longer rallies. But last week, I tried to step it up a bit, with a goal to not be the last court still playing the match, like I usually am. And… Continue

Added by Kristi Hines on October 5, 2009 at 11:50am — No Comments

Early musings: Family Circle Cup 2010

Oudin Out At Family Circle Cup

...But the reason I have the Family Circle Cup on my mind is because I read recently that Melanie Oudin has already committed to enter. That and the fact the Family Circle folks called this week to ask me if I wanted to renew my seats. I have to admit that I am kind of torn.

On the one hand you know how committed I am to supporting tennis. And… Continue

Added by tennischick on October 4, 2009 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Lessons from a certified pro

I am a Certified Professional from the United States Professional Tennis Registry (USPTR I can teach you how to play if you are just starting, I can coach you so you can wipe the court with your husband/wife/offspring/friend soon to be ex-friend and I can give you a good workout with some tips if you are established as a player. Private, semi-private and group lessons are available. I am not affiliated with a club so I can come to your court or you can come to mine. Give me… Continue

Added by Bob G on October 2, 2009 at 1:05pm — 2 Comments

Henin's incessant dreams

Whether the Belgian Tennis Queen will see her dreams come true yet again or not is a question still to be answered but the fact remains that despite the challenges that will inevitably come along, Henin's determination and the ferocity will overcome any hurdle to find solace, this time ON COURT.

All said and done, Ms. Henin is in full groove nowadays and is on an all-time inspirational high after seeing compatriot and longtime on-court rival Clijsters bask in the Grand Slam glory at… Continue

Added by Rohit Sharma on October 2, 2009 at 12:27pm — 2 Comments

TENNIS..... a boom or a bust?

Some will argue that the sport of tennis began around the 12th century in a crude form, but most historians agree that the modern version of tennis as we know it today began around 1860. Tennis initially bcame popular among the UK elitist snobery, then spread throughout the world. The game rules varied until around 1924 and really haven't changed much since.

During the 70' and early 80's disco period, tennis surged in popularity. The woodie racquets were quickly becoming garage… Continue

Added by John Shoemate on October 1, 2009 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Tennis Lesson: Doubles First and Second Shots

First Shot at the Net

Second Shot in… Continue

Added by Gary Sakuma on October 1, 2009 at 7:48am — No Comments

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