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December 2009 Articles (39)

Memorable Tennis Moments of the Aughts

Nicolas Canteloup and Martina Hingisat the Gucci Master Jumping - Paris

...On the men’s tour, the decade of the aughts (00’s) belonged principally to Nadal and Federer. Among the women, there is no question that the William sisters were dominant. And while Nadal and Federer carved out a rivalry from the get-go, the sisters initially struggled when facing each other. Serena has since decisively won the mental game against her sister. But it was Venus who… Continue

Added by tennischick on December 28, 2009 at 8:35pm — No Comments

Top 10 players of the decade - Men (Part 1)

In our last two editions of the 'BEST of the DECADE' we talked about 10 of the finest women's players that graced the tennis world with their guile, charm and charisma. So, now we turn our attention to men who dominated the 2000-09 decade with their phenomenal achievements and swashbuckling performances to make the cut at the 'top 10 best male tennis players of the decade' list.



10 - Novak Djokovic



We kick off our top 10 list with a player who is undoubtly, one of the… Continue

Added by TennisEarth on December 28, 2009 at 10:40am — No Comments

Top 10 Players of the Decade - Women (Part 2)

In part one we included some of the biggest and most consistent names in women's tennis, some of which went on to become multiple Grand Slam champions, whereas others put an end to their elusive careers amidst controversies and personal choices. As we reveal the second part of our list for the most successful female tennis players of the decade, we ensure that each one of them is as aptly placed as possible, cause' , let's face it people, women's tennis in the past 10 years reached new heights… Continue

Added by TennisEarth on December 24, 2009 at 11:39am — No Comments

Federer loses top spot to Djokovic in newly launched TennisEarth Ratings

Have you ever wondered how it feels to win two Grand slams in a year, along with the final spot in all four majors and still be ranked No.2 at the yearend rankings? Of course, you don't, after all we are not even close to being in the same league as tennis great Roger Federer and so it inevitably brings a variety of responses to the fore, doesn't it? Some might find it absolutely unjustified, some might find themselves inquisitive, and others may simply discard the whole idea.



But… Continue

Added by TennisEarth on December 23, 2009 at 11:18pm — 1 Comment

Top 10 players of the Decade - Women (Part - 1)

The 2000-09 decade can be easily considered one of the most competitive decade women's tennis has ever witnessed. With no clear domination of a single player, there were twelve different Grand Slam winners from and a series of nail-biting rivalries that regaled the tennis arena with some breath-taking tennis. As we bid goodbye to the past decade, let's take a look at some of the brightest names of the last ten years -





10- Martina Hingis



We kick off our list of the 10… Continue

Added by TennisEarth on December 23, 2009 at 1:03am — 1 Comment

Are you anticipating or guessing?

Added by Gary Sakuma on December 21, 2009 at 10:10pm — 2 Comments

Andy Murray - The Story so far....... (Part - 2)

In the second part, we discuss Murray's rise to stardom with a whopping six titles and the No.2 ranking, that he held for a short period of time and also the expectations set for the 2010 season.



When columnist Des Kelly teased Murray about Scotland's absence from the 2006 World Cup, Murray, unaware of the consequences, scacastically said, “I'll be supporting anyone but England.” Unfortunately, another journalist fabricated a story out of the comments suggesting Murray was… Continue

Added by TennisEarth on December 21, 2009 at 8:34am — No Comments

Andy Murray - The story so far........ ( Part 1)

“I can't think of any player during my time who played like Andy. He is special. I have never seen anybody like him before. I've never seen anyone like that. Andy has all the shots, and great hands. He is going to become the best player in the world ”



- Bjorn Borg



Well, he is pretty much there. He is where he should be – almost on top of the world ! ( Murray held the No. 2 ranking position for two weeks, from August 17, 2009 to August 31, 2009 which makes him the… Continue

Added by TennisEarth on December 20, 2009 at 11:40pm — No Comments

10 Most Emotional Victories Of All Times- Part 2

Sports stage one of the finest display of a range of emotions that is at times absent in even the best of Operas, infact it can sometimes be more emotional than the second act of Aida. After all, for a sportsperson, the playground becomes an inseperable part of his or her character which sees him through some of the most difficult phases in life. Tennis, being an individual sport, brings this sentimental element with grace and vivacity, and sometimes with tears and ecstatic… Continue

Added by TennisEarth on December 20, 2009 at 11:24pm — No Comments

10 Most Emotional Victories of All Times - Part 1

It is often said that there are a few things in life that should not be compared - pain, emotions, love and sometimes personal achievements. However, true to form, we all believe in categorizing things, making countdowns, best and worst lists. We all blame others for being judgemental at some point in our life and yet secretly follow the same pattern towards others with equal passion and tenacity.



Actually, it's a human nature to compare and extensify one's efforts to yield the best… Continue

Added by TennisEarth on December 20, 2009 at 11:22pm — No Comments

Win a Tennis Trip to Scottsdale: Hyatt, Airlines, Lessons Too!

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UPDATE: Entries are closed. Winner will be announced here shortly. Good luck!

Win a free tennis trip to Scottsdale, Arizona!

Stay at the beautiful Hyatt Regency Scottsdale, get 2 free roundtrip airline tickets and personal tennis lessons for 2 with renowned tennis pro Rafael Font de Mora! This promotion is free and open to all. Valued at $3,800.00! (See entry details… Continue

Added by Mark / The Mayor on December 20, 2009 at 12:00pm — 110 Comments

Two Types of Thinking on the Court

Mental toughness is all about focusing on something that is going to be effective to have you play well and win. But if your mind wanders or a million things pass though your head when competing, then your mental game and results will suffer.



SO, does your mind go crazy when you are competing? Are your thoughts all over the place? Is there tons of stuff going on in your head?



If so, then that’s perfect because we are going to talk about that in this article!

Two Types… Continue

Added by David Groemping on December 19, 2009 at 2:09pm — 1 Comment

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Added by Brett Myers on December 19, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

Art Project

Just attended a very cool art show over the weekend and it got me reved up to begin working on a art project dedicated to tennis. Gonna call it 'The Slams', hopefully it won't suck. Once I am done, I'll post it up for you guys to take a gander at it.

Added by Paul on December 18, 2009 at 9:51am — 2 Comments

Tennis court nets for sale

I live in a subdivision in Flowery Branch, GA and recently got our tennis courts resurfaced and were able to get new nets in the process. We have 5 refurbished tennis court nets for sale (no poles). They are used but in good shape. I was wondering if anyone would be interested in buying them or know someone that might want to purchase them.

Thank you for your help


Scott

Added by Scott Squillace on December 17, 2009 at 4:33pm — No Comments

doubles

I am looking to join a doubles group that plays in the am. I play at 4.0 level and I would like the other players to be around that level. I am willing to drive as far as a 10 mile radius from Canoga Park.

Added by Le Grand Brown on December 17, 2009 at 12:44am — No Comments

tennis partner

Hi iam a guy looking for a tennis partner to play in west hollywood in poinsietta courts near labrea and santa monica blvd, or somewere close, iam looking for someone in a 5.0 or 4.5 level....preferable to play in the mornings or noon... just a tennis partner, thanks alot

Added by johny on December 15, 2009 at 5:42pm — No Comments

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With the kind co-operation of Cathy Jacobson-Guzy, the dynamic Director of the Billie Jean King, El Dorado Park & Seal Beach Tennis Centers, and Walter Paiva their dedicated Head Tennis Pro we are seeking to organize an ongoing series of Tennis Talent… Continue

Added by Jo Prabhu on December 15, 2009 at 5:21pm — 3 Comments

How to Deal With a Loss or Bad Match

We have all had matches where we lost and were really upset afterwards. In this article, I am going to go into how to not only deal with the upset of a bad match or loss, but how to make sure you grow as a competitor out of that experience as well.



When we lose, we love to do a few things. We love to have pity parties for ourselves and we even invite others. We have tantrums. We kick, berate and beat ourselves up. Familiar? Keep reading!



First, none of these approaches are… Continue

Added by David Groemping on December 15, 2009 at 1:25pm — No Comments

A Year in Review/ A Year in Preview

So how about that 2009 season, huh?



That's my "review" part!



I wanted to switch it up from last year when I looked back on all the calls I made over the season—the good, the bad and the ugly—and offer a brief look back on '09, as well as give some predictions for 2010. Will they happen? I don't know, I'm not Nostradamus! But what would a year be without me making some calls, however outlandish? Here's a few things that I think will happen in 2010:



• Roger… Continue

Added by Van Sias on December 11, 2009 at 11:30pm — 4 Comments

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