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Fifteen-year old Harrison defeats Cuevas at Houston, wins first ATP-level match

We have a new American star on the rise - well, maybe.

Fifteen-year old qualifier Ryan Harrison won his first round match against Uruguay's Pablo Cuevas 6-4, 6-3 at the… Continue

Added by tennis baller on April 15, 2008 at 8:57am — No Comments

PHOTO OP: Lleyton goes Lindsay, drags Mia into spotlight

Here's Lleyton Hewitt waving to the crowd with daughter Mia after the Aussie annihilated Kirati Siributwong of Thailand 6-0, 6-0, 6-1 during the… Continue

Added by tennis baller on April 14, 2008 at 1:56pm — 3 Comments

PHOTO OP: Federer + Higueras practice partnership

Here's a first glimpse of Roger Federer and Jose Higueras getting in some practice on the clay in Estoril.

The top-ranked baller announced via his… Continue

Added by tennis baller on April 14, 2008 at 12:03pm — No Comments

Davis Cup Chronicles: A look back at the weekend's most manly moments

Of course, man-on-man action is only seen in tennis during Davis Cup play. So I think the best way to look back at this weekend's ties is with some of the baller's best "manly moments":…


Added by tennis baller on April 14, 2008 at 10:31am — No Comments

Anna shoots new K-Swiss ad, brings fans behind-the-scenes

Anna Kournikova may not be playing professionally anymore, but that doesn't mean the original tennis glamourpuss is just sitting pretty.…


Added by tennis baller on April 14, 2008 at 9:14am — No Comments

THE LOW DOWN: Venus blogs, clears air about "hiatus"

Venus Williams wants to set the record straight.

It was reported last week that the 6-time Grand Slammer was taking an… Continue

Added by tennis baller on April 14, 2008 at 7:04am — No Comments

INSTANT REPLAY: a look back at the week's top tennis plays


Wrapping up the boys… Continue

Added by tennis baller on April 13, 2008 at 6:48pm — 2 Comments

The Tennis Coach ... "B"

Being a team tennis coach is a different experience than coaching a group lesson, or private lesson. There is a whole season in which to plan and pace for a group of individuals. There is a sense of unity that needs to be addressed in a sport where the "1" or "2" (be it in doubles) retain the focus.

That being said. I love coaching. The team at my high school has worked so hard and found a unique type of unity that has impressed me, and encouraged me to investigate it further. My… Continue

Added by 10essguy on April 12, 2008 at 6:53am — 1 Comment

SIGHTING: Serena works tini-wini black bikini in Miami

So how does a 5-time Miami champion celebrate after her win? Well, if you're Serena Williams you take a dip in the Florida waters…

Added by tennis baller on April 11, 2008 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Green Valley High School Youth Tennis Clinic and Tournament 2008

All youth between the ages of 4 and 12 are invited to attend a Youth Tennis clinic and tournament. On April 25, 2008, starting at 3:00 P.M. and ending at 6:00 P.M., lessons will be given to the participants by the GVHS Women’s Tennis Team and coaching staff. Lessons will be given in very small groups depending on the child’s ability and background knowledge. Lesson will include rules/scoring of a match, drills on forehand, backhand, lobbing, serving, foot work and volleying. All drills and… Continue

Added by Gene on April 11, 2008 at 1:30pm — No Comments

THE LOW DOWN: More Nole + Maria from Miami, romance rumors hit all-time high

Well, well...

Thanks to Elaine + Mark over at my fave tennis social networking site Tennisopolis for sending me the images and video of Novak Djokovic + Maria Sharapova at Opium for the… Continue

Added by tennis baller on April 11, 2008 at 1:00pm — 5 Comments

SIGHTING: Venus + Hank take in the Masters, marriage next?

Thanks to DtL! reader Marcell for sending us this tip:

Venus Williams and… Continue

Added by tennis baller on April 11, 2008 at 10:04am — No Comments

FASHION FIX: Sharapova debuts Paris Tennis tank + skirt, one French Open mystery solved!

Maria "Shriek"apova made her debut at the Bausch + Lomb Championships on Amelia Island and has reached the quarterfinals after… Continue

Added by tennis baller on April 11, 2008 at 8:30am — No Comments

Say it isn't so: A-Rod victim of a hairy situation, Brooklyn to blame

Andy Roddick made his first appearance since his great Miami run, taking… Continue

Added by tennis baller on April 11, 2008 at 6:30am — No Comments

Forget my Miami recap, it's Davis Cup time!

I know I said I'd give my final thoughts on the Sony Ericsson Open next time I posted, but we all know the champs—Serena, Nik Davydenko, the Bryan Bros. and Sugiyama/Srebotnik—so I'm moving on to my favorite time of the year: the Davis Cup! As one of the few Davis Cup fans out there, I feel sometimes, I have to do all I can to champion it. But this year's quarterfinal round should need no extra campaigning because… Continue

Added by Van Sias on April 10, 2008 at 10:30pm — No Comments

THE LOW DOWN: Struggling Vaidisova parts with Kodat, takes on David Felgate as coach

Desperate times/desperate measures? It looks like the struggling Nicole Vaidisova is making some much needed changes to her… Continue

Added by tennis baller on April 10, 2008 at 4:25pm — No Comments


Someone please teach me to play tennis. I need a hobby..... ;-)

Added by Pamela on April 10, 2008 at 3:05pm — 3 Comments

+ THURSDAY NETCORDS: Serena, Nikolay, Tim...French Davis Cup team implodes, Tennis Channel Open to Tampa and more

- RIP: Former Austrian doubles player Daniela Klemenschits died Wednesday after battling cancer. She was 25.

- Davis Cup doodles: Aussie… Continue

Added by tennis baller on April 10, 2008 at 1:48pm — No Comments

US Open Discounts Available to USTA Members

Purchase 2008 US Open tickets prior to the general

public! USTA members can gain ADVANCE ACCESS

to individual US Open tickets during a special Early

On-Sale for Members only.

Log onto April 12 – 18 to purchase tickets. Upper Promenade seats and Grounds Passes are available.* Also, during this Early On-Sale, USTA members can take advantage of the following special ticket offers:


Buy one ticket, get one ticket… Continue

Added by Mark / The Mayor on April 9, 2008 at 4:31pm — No Comments

SIGHTING: Robin Soderling becomes eye candy in front of our, well, eyes

Just some tennis baller eye candy on a slow news day...

Here's Robin Soderling practicing in Buenos Aires today. The Swedes are preparing to battle the Argentineans in Davis Cup this weekend.

I've never… Continue

Added by tennis baller on April 9, 2008 at 2:01pm — No Comments

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