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October 2009 Articles (59)

So Safina bailed on her beat down

Sony Ericsson Championships - Doha 2009 - Previews

...Safina has bailed on the entire event. She flew to Doha, posed for pictures (wearing some of the most garish makeup and the most god-awful black outfit I have ever seen), went out on court, posed with Jankovic, warmed up, played two games, and then bailed. She said that her back was hurting. To quote her, “My body just gave up, and I couldn't handle the pain anymore”.… Continue

Added by tennischick on October 29, 2009 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Finish the Point with Your Serve

Added by Gary Sakuma on October 28, 2009 at 7:23pm — No Comments

Halloween Haunted Courts - Spooktacular Tennis Clinics This Friday and Saturday

Come Join The International Tennis Centre For Our Spooktacular Haunted Free Kids Tennis Clinics This Friday and Saturday.

With games and fun for everyone, we will be raising money for our local children's foundations.

Clinics will run Friday October 30 (Nevada Day no school) (10am - 11am, 12pm-1pm, 2pm-3pm or 4pm-5pm)

Clinics will also run all day on Halloween Day 10am - (11am, 12pm-1pm, 2pm-3pm or 4pm-5pm)

Come early (10-15 minutes) before your… Continue

Added by Joe Magid on October 28, 2009 at 4:57pm — No Comments

Peter Lundgren interview - About Roger and Dimitrov

Peter Lundgren had tears in his eyes; Grigor Dimitrov had stars. Together they watched Roger Federer win his historic French Open title on television in the players' lounge at Queen's – Lundgren, Federer's coach in his formative years, Dimitrov the Bulgarian teenager being talked of as the next great talent to hit ­tennis. He was the Wimbledon and US Open junior ­champion last year and next week he will play in the Wimbledon main draw for the first… Continue

Added by Reibin Amin on October 28, 2009 at 7:00am — No Comments

The Second Shot in the Serve and Volley Play

Added by Gary Sakuma on October 27, 2009 at 8:13pm — No Comments

Well at least Andre didn’t sleep with his mother

Tennis Player Andre Agassi Stands With His Girlfriend Brooke Shields April 1997 In Califo

...And now comes word that Andre Agassi is about to share his deepest darkest with us all. Thus, in keeping with the way celebrity memoirs are peddled, Andre has admitted to using crystal meth during the period in 1997 when his career sank in the toilet.

This is how you sell a memoir, Hollywood style. He did not spend years promoting appearance as everything,… Continue

Added by tennischick on October 27, 2009 at 6:50pm — 1 Comment

Indoor tennis club with a tennis ball machine

Does anyone know of a tennis club in Montreal or surrounding areas which has a tennis ball machine for rental and use? Please let me know...


Added by Chun on October 27, 2009 at 4:50am — No Comments

Sony Ericsson WTA Championships, Doha - Preview

The final fight for supremacy begins at the 2009 Sony Ericsson WTA Championship in Doha, Qatar where the world's top eight women compete for the top honours.

A mere look at the division confirms that where on on hand, the White Group features two slamless No.1's and a couple of breakthrough performers, the Maroon Group consists of the creme-de-la-creme of Grand Slam tennis.

Read complete review.....!

Added by TennisEarth on October 27, 2009 at 3:29am — No Comments

While the cats are away, the mice will play

Sony Ericsson Championships - Doha 2009 - Previews

It’s been kind of interesting to look at which small fry have emerged to positions of success over the past two weeks while the big guns have been preparing for the year-end tournaments. Mainly, this has turned out to be an exercise in confirmation of why the best players are the best, and why the remainder are the also-ran.

Go… Continue

Added by tennischick on October 26, 2009 at 6:16pm — No Comments

Baghdatis wins If Stockholm Open!

Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis won his first ATP World Tour title since February 2007, after defeating Olivier Rochus of Belgium 6-1, 7-5 at the If Stockholm Open on Sunday.

After struggling for a few years on the tour without any great results, the Baghdatis was delighted to win 250 ATP Worldtour points and cash in €93 000.

"I played really well in the first set," said Baghdatis. "It was important to get a good start, but then in the second set Olivier stepped it up. I was a bit… Continue

Added by Reibin Amin on October 26, 2009 at 1:49am — 2 Comments

Tennis Lesson: How to Teach the Reaction Volleys

Added by Gary Sakuma on October 25, 2009 at 10:01pm — No Comments

Men's Round Robin This Weekend!

Come out to the International Tennis Centre and join us for our bi-weekly Men's 4.0-5.0 Doubles Round Robin.

We will be hosting this event on Sunday, October 25th from 2pm-4:30pm.

Only $25/person, so tell your friends!

We are located at 5975 Topaz Street, Las Vegas, NV 89120.

Call today to reserve your spot!

Added by Joe Magid on October 25, 2009 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Cardio Tennis This Weekend!

Come out to the International Tennis Centre, Las Vegas and play with Celebrity Tennis Pro and National Speaker for Cardio Tennis, Chris Ojakian!

We will be holding Cardio Tennis classes with Chris this coming weekend.


Saturday, October 24th - 11am-12pm & 1-2pm

Sunday, October 25th - 11am-12pm & 1-2pm

Classes are only $20/person

Join us for the best kept secret in exercise!

We are located at:

5975 Topaz… Continue

Added by Joe Magid on October 24, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

Once in the Lifetime Chance

As you can see I have had tremendous drive to succeed as a player and as a tennis coach as well.I still have otherwise I would not educate myself on daily basis.

During the time period I was with that player under 14 whom I brought from number 10 to number one in less than one year I realized that if I want to bring somebody to professional tennis I have to start to teach him/her from very beginning.Why is that? By coaching that player I saw that is almost impossible or impossible to… Continue

Added by Damir Popadic on October 24, 2009 at 3:30am — No Comments

Can we finally get rid of courtside coaching?

Toray Pan Pacific Open Tennis - Day 3

I’ve always maintained that courtside coaching in tennis was a spectacularly bad idea. It has offended me at a lot of levels. For a start, I do not believe that all sports are created equal. An idea that may work well in one sport (such as mid-game coaching during a basketball match), simply may not translate well into another. Can you imagine a pair of figure skaters… Continue

Added by tennischick on October 23, 2009 at 8:19pm — No Comments

Volley Lesson: Improve your Volley Through Soft Toss

Added by Gary Sakuma on October 23, 2009 at 2:23am — No Comments

Me as a Tennis Coach

Me as a Tennis Coach

From “Me as a Tennis Player” is obvious that I had tremendous drive to succeed - to become the best that I can be, but unfortunately this was not possible because I did all by myself without being coached by anyone, not to mention quality tennis coach.

In my coaching career has been a little bit better situation.My playing career ended with graduation at WSU.After, that I started to teach recreational players in one tennis club in Germany.As a tennis teacher… Continue

Added by Damir Popadic on October 22, 2009 at 1:30am — No Comments

If Stockholm Open 2009

Finally I was here, the If Stockholm Open 2009. The matches I was going to see were not the ones I originally hoped to see but I was there on tuesday and the real action was on wednesday. The differences? Well the wednesday had players like: Soderling, Ferrero, Haas and Baghadits to offer, while the tuesday had future hopes Kontinen and Dimitrov, both junior Grand Slam champions. Also playing on the tuesday were: Kendrick, Belluci, Nielsen, Berrer,… Continue

Added by Reibin Amin on October 22, 2009 at 1:00am — No Comments

Davydenko was smarter than Nadal

2009 Shanghai ATP Masters 1000 - Day 8

I had mixed feelings when I read recent news reports quoting Andre Agassi as saying that both Federer and Nadal are on the decline. Of course I gave Agassi the benefit of the doubt of assuming that he was only responding to questions asked by the media. But still I found his statement to be in slightly poor taste.

Although he was a member of the previous generation of… Continue

Added by tennischick on October 19, 2009 at 8:18pm — 6 Comments

inner loop average player

Just moved back to town. I'm in the medical center but can go to anywhere inside the loop or near it. I can play after 5pm on weekdays and almost anytime on weekends.

Added by Nathan Ry on October 19, 2009 at 4:10pm — No Comments

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