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Baghdatis - Pleasant Pirate of Cyprus

Marcos Baghdatis (143-CYP) didn't quite take back the ship's helm in the second set last night at the Sony Open, but he did let Santiago Giraldo (65-COL) know he wasn't captain anymore.…


Added by Doug Ingbretsen on March 23, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

X-Ball Tour Tennis Ball Review

Just received a package of demo tennis balls from X-Ball which is a division of a not for profit employee owned co-operative ‘Pennies for Reading’ in Reading, Pennsylvania, USA. X-BALL is working hard with all the other companies within the organization to create jobs and economic growth for the city that according to the last census, is the ‘poorest city’ in the United States.

The vision of producing the best tennis balls in the world, is now bigger as we build the best…


Added by phillip k. on March 18, 2014 at 1:29pm — 2 Comments

WTA Family Circle Cup coverage at Pete's Tennis Press brought to you by 3rdToad Tennis

Hi Everyone.

I haven't been on The Topolis for a while (not that anyone missed me) as we have been ramping up (that's high tech BS business jargon for simply working on a project) and finding sponsors for our coverage of Family Circle Cup in Charleston, SC, to begin March…


Added by Doug Ingbretsen on March 17, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Is @rogerfederer wife Mirka expecting twins again? See Mirka Pic!


Added by phillip k. on March 17, 2014 at 5:20pm — No Comments

More Pics from Indian Wells


Added by phillip k. on March 17, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Some Pics from Indian Wells 2014 :)

Here are some of the pics I shot from Indianwells 2014 and am sharing many of them on

Would love to hear your comments and experiences from #bnppo14 below!  Do you have pics too? …


Added by phillip k. on March 14, 2014 at 12:30pm — 4 Comments

Following us on Twitter?

We've reached 4000 twitter followers!

A big milestone for @tennisopolis this week as we've been tweeting live from the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells. Follow us for interesting on location, behind the TV screen info from the BNP.  Tweet to us @tennisopolis and let us know you're a member.  We follow back all Tennisopolis members.

Who's actually tweeting? …


Added by Mark / The Mayor on March 12, 2014 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

The Art of High School Tennis book by Bill Patton

The Art of Coaching High School Tennis

An intimate look at the world of high school Tennis through a coach's eyes for other coaches, players, and parents. 



Added by Bill Patton on March 6, 2014 at 9:30pm — 2 Comments

Secret Forehand Timing Tip: Learn How to Hit Forehands on the Rise Like Roger Federer

Tennis Tip: Ever have trouble with the high ball? Today I uncover the top 3 mistakes you are making and how to fix them.

If you do this exercise with me you will be taking the ball on the rise like Roger Federer in no time....

Enjoy this video and make sure to follow along with me.…


Added by Peter Freeman on March 5, 2014 at 9:28am — No Comments

*** Federer Wins Dubai Title ***

Vine Video @rogerfederer fireworks! Trophy Ceremony Dubai

Roger Federer vs Tomas Berdych ATP 500 dubai 2014 FINAL -HIGHLIGHTS:…

Added by phillip k. on March 1, 2014 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments

Nick Bollettieri's Age: 82. His Vision for Tennis Talent: 20/20. -

Seles, born in the former Yugoslavia, is one of several No. 1 players who trained or boarded at the academy, including Andre Agassi, Jim Courier, Maria Sharapova, Marcelo Rios, and Serena and Venus Williams. Sharapova, who owns a house in nearby Longboat Key, still uses the academy as a base. Other active players who have trained there recently…


Added by phillip k. on March 1, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

Nike Tennis Shoes on sale!

The Nike Store offers its Nike Air Men's Cage Court Tennis Shoes in Volt/White/Dusty Grey or Gamma Blue/Brave Blue/White/Dusty Grey for $39.97. Coupon code "BESTINGAME" cuts the price to $31.98. With $8 for shipping, that's the lowest total price we could find by $16. They're available in select sizes 4.5 to 13 14, although not in all size/color combinations.…


Added by phillip k. on February 27, 2014 at 5:11pm — No Comments

Secret Serving Patterns of the Pros

I recently teamed up with Kevin Garlington to make a new serving lesson video. Learning how to serve is hard enough, but then implementing the serve into match play is another challenge in itself.

In this brand new video your going to learn little knows serving strategies for righty and lefties that the pros use to win matches and that you can use by the time you finish watching this video.

The reason why serving strategies are so important is because having one, allows you to…


Added by Peter Freeman on February 27, 2014 at 6:11am — No Comments



Added by annie rockwell on February 26, 2014 at 6:26pm — No Comments

Alexandr Dolgopolov Uncovered

Ukrainian tennis player "Alexandr Dolgopolov" has an unorthodox but…

Added by Steven White on February 25, 2014 at 7:46pm — No Comments

Alize Cornet upsets Serena Williams 6-4 6-4 #dubai

Cornet’s has only managed to take a set off the American once in their previous three match-ups!  French Revolution! 

Added by phillip k. on February 21, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

You Are Probably Sandbagging


If you are eating chicken wings with your non-racket hand during league match play and beating your opponent, you are probably a sandbagger.…


Added by Doug Ingbretsen on February 18, 2014 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

The Rafa Swinging Forehand

Do you ever wonder what to do with those high floaters in the middle of the court? I mean should you volley it in to be safe or whale away? Today I am going to show you what Rafa Nadal would do and how you can use this shot in your game.

So choice A is to volley it with a punch. Do you think Rafa would choose choice A? Maybe sometimes but most of the time he would…


Added by Peter Freeman on February 18, 2014 at 5:00am — No Comments

The Other Calf - Another Muscle Which Needs Attention

Actually, the topic here is not about another calf muscle, although the debate is ongoing about whether or not this muscle, the Soleus, may take claim to its own separate existence or is it part of what we most often think of as our calf muscles, the …


Added by Doug Ingbretsen on February 17, 2014 at 8:06am — No Comments

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