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December 2009 Articles (39)

Serena’s 92K mission: Charity or passive-aggression?

UPI POY 2009 - Sports

Serena has just announced on her blog the launch of her new 92K mission. The figure refers to the actual amount she was just fined by the ITF (having already paid $10,000., only 82K was reported in the media). Serena says that she plans to match her fine by raising another $92,000. towards her Africa school project. She plans to auction off personal clothing… Continue

Added by tennischick on December 9, 2009 at 9:21pm — No Comments

The year 2009

The tennis year of 2009 started of as the first year ever when people started to doubt Roger Federers ability. Discussions were being held all over the world, in the magazines, newspapers and online. Was Roger going to be able to win a slam again after the devastating loss at the Australian Open where he shared his most inner feelings with the world. For me personally, 2009 was the first time I thought I saw a new side of Roger. One that was very arrogant, one without patience and respect for… Continue

Added by Reibin Amin on December 8, 2009 at 5:59am — No Comments

TennisEarth releases nomination list for 2009 Players Awards

As the successful 2009 Tennis Season finally ends, it's time for rewards and recognition as the best players in the world vie for top honors. Here is the list of nominations released by for the 2009 Players Awards.

Player of the Year (Male) -

Juan Martin Del Potro

Nikolay Davydenko

Rafael Nadal

Roger Federer

Player of the Year (Female) -

Caroline Wozniacki

Dinara Safina

Serena Williams

Svetlana… Continue

Added by TennisEarth on December 8, 2009 at 4:51am — No Comments

How to Hit the One Handed Backhand Detailed

Added by Gary Sakuma on December 8, 2009 at 12:45am — 6 Comments

Tennis for fun in North Raleigh

Any beginner to intermediate level players interested in meeting up to play some tennis in the North Raleigh. Singles or Doubles would be fine with me. Probably would need to find the other 3 for doubles, nobody I know is that into tennis.
We could hit at some of the free courts or there's a couple in my apartment complex.

You can reach me at


Added by Scott Brady on December 7, 2009 at 7:22pm — No Comments

La Crescenta Tennis Club

La Crescenta Tennis Club

Added by Young Kim on December 7, 2009 at 2:55pm — 2 Comments

The Mental Tennis to Beat a Pusher

A pusher can be one of the most annoying types of players to be up against. Because of the way they play, beating them requires a great deal of mental toughness.

How do you be mentally tough enough to beat a pusher then? Well, let’s get into it!

Why is a Pusher SOOO Annoying?

Pushers are a huge threat to us and the way we are used to playing. They make us work really hard and challenge our patience. They thrive on us missing and making mistakes. Probably the… Continue

Added by David Groemping on December 7, 2009 at 2:55pm — 2 Comments

Avoiding Choking and Finishing a Match

Choking is something common in tennis competition with most of us being able to recall at least one instance where we have done it.

In this post, we will explore both the causes of choking, so you know what to avoid and what it takes to finish a match.

This article is focused towards tennis, however the same principles and ideas apply to any sport, whether you are a competitor or coach.

Here Are Some of the Most Common Causes of… Continue

Added by David Groemping on December 7, 2009 at 2:51pm — No Comments


This was too big to put in my status box so I'm sticking it in my blog.

Found out two things this weekend. One, as pretty as my backhand is I should play the forehand side in doubles. Unless my partners backhand is an utter liability. Two, my doubles racquet is my EXO3 93 Graphite and my singles racquet is my Diablo tour mid.

Added by Jazz Burks on December 7, 2009 at 10:10am — No Comments

2009 WTA Season - The Year that was....!

The 2009 WTA season became one of the most successful and eventful seasons in the recent times for more than a handful of reasons. It was the year that not only welcomed the rising talent, but also opened it's arms for the former champions who could not contain themselves by just sitting by the sidelines and decided to take one more plunge into the magical and glamorous world of women's tennis.…


Added by TennisEarth on December 7, 2009 at 7:22am — No Comments

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Added by Joe Magid on December 6, 2009 at 5:15pm — No Comments

Mauresmo has lost the fire in her belly

U.S. Open - Day 6

...But sometimes the fire in your belly goes out and there may be nothing that you can do about it. I don’t think that this is ever something that accidentally happens to people. I believe that the decision to quench the fire is always a choice, sometimes made unconsciously, sometimes with full awareness. In Amelie Mauresmo’s case, she seems to be fully aware that… Continue

Added by tennischick on December 4, 2009 at 7:17pm — No Comments

Cold Weather Tennis

Last week I played tennis where temperatures started out in the (get ready for this) 40's! Here in Houston that is FREEEEEZZZZING! OK, I know. That's not really very cold at all. In fact, on both mornings, it went from being a little chilly at the beginning of each match to being pretty darn warm by the end. But I live in Texas because I like hot weather and the thought of wearing tights under a tennis skirt - Yuck! Not the tennis fashion statement I'm… Continue

Added by Kim on December 4, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments

ADIDAS Sale, Secret Code for Tennisopolis Members

The store has just announced a special deal where we get $15 OFF any purchase over $99. Shop Then Enter Secret Code The code for us is "PRESENTS".…


Added by Mark / The Mayor on December 4, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Mauresmo announced her retirement

Just ran into this announcement. Apparently, she announced her retirement today at a press conference in France. I'm not exactly a big fan of her, but she had her winning moments.

For the full news, see here.

Added by LuvTennis on December 3, 2009 at 3:11pm — 2 Comments

What tennis players can learn from Tiger's collapse

California v Stanford

...Every so often the American public becomes fascinated with the destruction of a life. We pull up seats and take in the spectacle. For a while there it was Jon and Kate Gosselin who clearly got more than they had bargained for when they pimped out their children for fame and money. The latest spectacle is Tiger Woods and his apparent mistresses. Each day a new mistress emerges.… Continue

Added by tennischick on December 2, 2009 at 6:56pm — 3 Comments

Who's ratings got raised because of the USTA League 2009 Year End Ratings‏??

I just got bumped up to 4.0 with so-so record at 3.5. Anyone else get their ratings raised???

Added by Mr. Jessie L. on December 2, 2009 at 4:38pm — 8 Comments


Added by 4da HATERS on December 1, 2009 at 7:57pm — No Comments

Former GS Champion Johan Kriek discusses coaching...

On Facebook.

Johan Kriek (born April 5, 1958) is a South African / American professional male tennis player and founder of the Global Water Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to delivering clean water to the world's neediest communities. He also had an academy that was called Kriek Eagelton, partnered with his friend John Eagelton. Unfortunately, they broke up recently and Johan made his own tennis academy called Springbok. (The Johan Kriek Tennis Academy). He now lives… Continue

Added by Reibin Amin on December 1, 2009 at 3:14am — No Comments

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