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Tennis in Carmel Valley?

I am a 4.0-4.5- player. I play with friends 4-5 times a week but love to meet new players. I have 6 lighted home courts.

Added by Vicki Nguyen on March 9, 2008 at 2:07am — No Comments

Overthinking on the court!

So, we had beautiful weather here yesterday. I dragged a friend over to the courts so that I could practice what I have been learning from all the wonderful people on this site! (and by the way, thankyou!) Well, at first, I had so many new things in my head that I think I overwhelmed myself...okay, I am a natural blond and that does happen alot! Anyway, instead of trying to force every move to be perfect, which only made me stiff and unable to respond well, I just took one thing at a time and… Continue

Added by Amy on March 7, 2008 at 1:44pm — 3 Comments

Maria Sharapova becomes Ocean Drive magazine's latest cover girl



Model impression: Maria "Shriek"apova, who was spotted looking stylish on the red carpet at the… Continue

Added by tennis baller on March 7, 2008 at 10:25am — No Comments

FASHION FIX: Venus is pretty in pink at Bangalore Open



Venus Williams (finally) sported some new tennis duds in Bangalore. The Wimbledon champion, who reached the… Continue

Added by tennis baller on March 7, 2008 at 10:23am — No Comments

Tennis Week

I have nothing to gain from this blog but you do. Several years ago I went to the ATP in Cincinatti. It's a fabulous tourmanent. Tennis Week was there and I bought a years subscription, because I like the layout and stories and I got a T-shirt . It's an interesting mag. To get on their mailing list for daily stories just put Tennis Week in gooogle. I also listened to a great group of musicians in the beer tent (I spent lots of time there.} I've played trumpet 50 years and I've never heard the… Continue

Added by Walker Joe Jackson on March 6, 2008 at 7:00pm — No Comments

+ THURSDAY NETCORDS: A-Rod, Maria, Mary goes home...chairs + balls, Men's Vogue hearts tennis and more



- Fed-esque: Andy Roddick gets dumped by coach Jimmy Connors because he was "keeping him away from the golf course a little bit too much" then goes out and… Continue

Added by tennis baller on March 6, 2008 at 2:41pm — No Comments

SIGHTING: Sharapova walks red carpet for 10,000 BC premiere



Maria Sharapova was spotted on the red carpet last night for the world premiere of 10,000 BC, which stars her good friend actress Camilla Belle. In fact, the Russian… Continue

Added by tennis baller on March 6, 2008 at 9:41am — No Comments

Nadal, Roddick Face Off For Place In Dubai Final Four By Tennis Week Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Tennis Week is a Good Tennis Mag. I learned of it at the ATP in Cininatti. That's a super tournemant. I also go to Miami for the Erickson (sp)



FRom Tennis Week:

The bulls biting at Rafael Nadal's heels served to symbolize the Spaniard's stomping of Andy Roddick in their last match up. When the second-ranked Nadal and sixth-ranked Roddick face off in Thursday's quarterfinal of the Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships, Roddick will need to reassert his authority on serve if he is… Continue

Added by Walker Joe Jackson on March 5, 2008 at 6:38pm — No Comments

THE LOW DOWN: A-Rod leans left, steps out of political closet



Sporting political muscle: Though most athletes tend to either shy away from political speak to focus "on their games", some do actually embrace the moment. The most recent example was, of course, the out-spoken… Continue

Added by tennis baller on March 5, 2008 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Quote of the Day: Jankovic on hygiene

I have been washing my teeth and face with Evian water only. - Jelena Jankovic on her first visit to India for the Bangalore Open
So much for shattering the image of the… Continue

Added by tennis baller on March 5, 2008 at 4:00pm — No Comments

FASHION FIX: Nike goes 'new blue' for spring, leaves winter in the dust

Don't be blue: With another winter slowly creeping towards oblivion (I hope), the coming spring season's best hues are finally making their mark. The ladies were hit with yellow fever in Dubai, and now the blues are hitting hard around the globe.



Following… Continue

Added by tennis baller on March 5, 2008 at 4:00pm — No Comments

THE LOW DOWN: Venus + Serena talk politics at Bangalore Open

Speaking up: Andy Roddick isn't the only tennis baller feeling all political these days. The 'Sisters Sledge' - Venus + Serena Williams - threw their racquets in the ring and spoke out on the emergence of minorities, more specifically African-Americans, in tennis and in the US at this week's Bangalore Open where they're playing singles and teaming… Continue

Added by tennis baller on March 5, 2008 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Fixing your game..

I have been teaching professionally for almost 15 years now, if anyone has any tennis questions on how to fix any part of your game, please let me know and ill see if i can help out..

Added by BigMike on March 4, 2008 at 2:07pm — No Comments

Federer Sent Packing by Murray Downs

http://www.tennisweek.com/news/fullstory.sps?iNewsid=537746

Added by Walker Joe Jackson on March 3, 2008 at 6:20pm — 2 Comments

Multitasking!!

I never "blogged" before, but here goes nothing! I am so excited! I went over to the courts last night to hit with a group of friends, and for the first time, I actually was able to put thought into my game....does that make sense? Instead of simply hitting the ball back to the other person, I was able to focus on where I wanted the ball to go. Instead of simply running up or back to meet the ball, I was able to think about my approach and how I wanted to hit the ball! Okay, this may sound… Continue

Added by Amy on March 2, 2008 at 8:58am — 8 Comments

Spring?

I can't wait until this winter in NYC is over.
I plan to start playing tennis as soon as the temperature is in the 50's.

I hope I can get to play with some of you NY Tennisopolis members this season.

Cheers,

Andy O

Added by Andy O on February 27, 2008 at 10:30pm — No Comments

One wrong thing messes it all up

Ever felt that there was something missing when you were learning something? You see how it's done, you know you can do it, and yet over and over you just can't and you don't know why. And then something clicks, and all of a sudden, you've got it, no prob.



This happened to me when I was learning the "dinky serve", that fall back serve where you throw up the ball and tap it into the other court. The first time I tried it, I couldn't get it to go consistently into the other… Continue

Added by AP on February 18, 2008 at 1:28am — No Comments

Felt like forever...

...since I prowled a tennis court, but I finally did tonight. It was dry and not as cold as it has been, so the roommate and I decided to hit some balls around after the Blazer game. We were both pretty rusty, but we drew a crowd of three: a mom, a dad and their toddler. After five rounds of collecting eight balls, and only two decent rallies, we called it quits. I would have really liked to get a set in, but I probably wouldn't have been able to get my serve warmed up. I guess I'd have to saw… Continue

Added by Stv Mllr on February 12, 2008 at 1:01am — No Comments

My last game against BM 4-6, 5-7

What I did right :



Relaxed during

my serve

Played my opponent backhand, which was his weak side

Anticipated and moved to the net when i saw my opponant was in trouble

Returned down the line on the even side

Moving to the net: Move in

straight line (no zig zag)

"Split" when my opponent was about to hit the ball.









What I did not do right:

i tried to play it safe

first when i had a huge lead (5-2), than when i felt… Continue

Added by Manustella on January 29, 2008 at 8:28pm — 1 Comment

The "Welcome Wagon" Code

[UPDATED Nov 2011]

 

tn-welcome-nov11.txt

 

Hi. Now that we are getting so many new members a day, I need some help. For those of you that like to make friends, this is fun. Just say hi and add the new members as a friend. This site has so many features that it is a bit overwhelming to some at…

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Added by Mark / The Mayor on January 26, 2008 at 5:00pm — 6 Comments

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