I attended the USTA Tennis Block Party on Saturday at the HCC Campus in Tampa, Florida. One of the events at the block party was One on One Doubles..... this is a new concept in singles play that is highly competitve, fast paced and a great workout!
Basically you play a cross court singles match using the doubles court. Serve and volley or you lose the point! (Good volley work for baseliners like me!) The founder, Ed Krass, is a Blues aficionado and pumps out the tunes during… Continue
Added by Chrisje on May 12, 2008 at 8:33am —
Rome - Novak Djokovic
It seems Nole
was on a mission to silence the criticism
surrounding his withdrawal in… Continue
Added by tennis baller on May 12, 2008 at 7:25am —
I am very nervous about moving down to Houston, but at the same time it brings about an essence of excitement. I love the thought of venturing out to a new place full of untrodden possibilities. I have so much to look forward to. I am young and I have so much that I would like to accomplish in life before I actually decide to engrave it in stone. This is the takeoff to my new beginnning...the stretch of runway awaits my departure.
Added by Kori on May 10, 2008 at 5:34pm —
Who knew she had it in her?
A day after derailing
world no. 1 Justine Henin
, Dinara Safina… Continue
Added by tennis baller on May 9, 2008 at 12:27pm —
As usual, Radek Stepanek
saved his best move for last.
"The Worm" caused another huge upset in Rome defeating Roger Federer
in the quarterfinals 7-6(4), 7-6(7) and denying the… Continue
Added by tennis baller on May 9, 2008 at 11:56am —
- Ana appeal: Ana Ivanovic
grabs the spotlight as the featured story
in the May/June issue of Tennis Week
magazine. But is the sexy Serb ready for the spotlight given a Grand Slam champion?… Continue
Added by tennis baller on May 9, 2008 at 10:30am —
Henin's such a great winner. She can play a lot better. She knows that, and she can take solace in that fact. Continue
- Serena Williams
on the world no. 1's…
Added by tennis baller on May 9, 2008 at 9:22am —
Clay-court tennis is always chalk-full of surprises (remember hearing "French Open champion Iva Majoli
or Gaston Gaudio
"? INSANITY.) So this week's no… Continue
Added by tennis baller on May 8, 2008 at 1:00pm —
The best lady on the terra bateau is no longer: Justine Henin
suffered a surprise 5-7, 6-3, 6-1 defeat
to Dinara Safina
in the third round of the… Continue
Added by tennis baller on May 8, 2008 at 10:00am —
watch out - we have another tennis baller with stars in her eyes.
, who loves all things Hollywood
and has… Continue
Added by tennis baller on May 8, 2008 at 7:28am —
Sure Andy Murray
- screaming to the heavens for answers may be your last chance to get your game (and head) together before the French Open
The Brit baller is surely disappointed by his 6-2 7-6 defeat
at the hands of Swiss… Continue
Added by tennis baller on May 7, 2008 at 4:19pm —
- The tennis world is in a tizzy after Rafael Nadal lost today on the terr(ier) bateau
and offered up a rare clay-court chew toy for any number of ballers still left in the draw.
Added by tennis baller on May 7, 2008 at 2:54pm —
Is Serena Williams
the WTA Tour's Dear Abby
or Tyra Banks
even? Maybe. The 8-time Grand Slammer is espousing relationship advice on her blog
to friends and… Continue
Added by tennis baller on May 7, 2008 at 10:00am —
Even though Nicolas Kiefer lost
to Juan Carlos Ferrero
6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-4 in Rome's
first round, the German does get a consolation prize: induction into… Continue
Added by tennis baller on May 7, 2008 at 7:22am —
It's official (and beating last year's nemesis, Willy Canas, only confirms it): Roger Federer is out of his funk.
But what about all the other slump-ridden players out there?
Whether it's caused by injuries, age, mental hang-ups or other players just figuring your game out, a slump can be a rough thing to try to get out of. Go here for a look at a few of the slump-ridden.
Added by Van Sias on May 6, 2008 at 10:30pm —
Now how could you insult this innocent-looking woman? Juan Martin Del Potro
saw something so mean, so evil in Judy Murray
that he did something you never do: insult someone's mama.
During last night's first round match between Juan
Added by tennis baller on May 6, 2008 at 3:38pm —
Though there are rumors
she may be opting out of this month's French Open
, Venus Williams
isn't just sitting pretty - she's looking pretty, too.
The 6-time Grand Slammer was a guest… Continue
Added by tennis baller on May 6, 2008 at 7:17am —
Although Victoria Azarenka lost the fourth final
of her young career to Vera Zvonareva
this weekend at Prague
, the Belarusian was a clear winner in… Continue
Added by tennis baller on May 5, 2008 at 1:33pm —
What has happened to you and your prodigious talents? For a while you seemed to be moving steadily towards the top, besting Andy Roddick
last year in a classic 5-set Wimbledon match
Added by tennis baller on May 5, 2008 at 12:00pm —
is full of surprises. The 22-year old finally made his breakthrough last week defeating top seed Paul-Henri Mathieu
and becoming the first Italian baller to reach the… Continue
Added by tennis baller on May 5, 2008 at 11:20am —