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

(Caroline Wozniacki + Victoria Azarenka, Memphis)

Dubai denies Shahar,…

Added by tennis baller on February 22, 2009 at 2:07pm — No Comments

Racket stringing tips for beginners to PRO's

The first of what I hopes to be many racket stringing posts. I have been stringing for over twenty years and the last eight or so years have been stringing on the professional tour at such tournaments as miami, us open, australian open, and many other smaller venues as well. I have seen a lot of rackets and various string combination, strung a lot of rackets and strung on various professional stringing machines, learned from some of the best in the industry and now ready to share some tips for… Continue

Added by patrick m on February 20, 2009 at 10:07am — 9 Comments

Dunlop is not so bad... in fact it's awesome.

Dunlop racquets have been out of my life for some time now.

The Dunlop Revelation was one of my first racquets.

The color, the grip... I loved it, but I moved on, and honestly, I hadn't taken Dunlop seriously for a while.

I'm thinking of dropping the my beloved Prestige, and the Dunlop Aerogel 300hundred is why.

For real.

Do you see any other blatant plug on our blog or on our site about any other… Continue

Added by Tough Love Tennis on February 7, 2009 at 1:43am — 4 Comments

Talk Tennis and sack CORE and the advertisers please Mark!

Just logged on to see if there was any blogs on Rotterdam, San Jose etc to find a load of games advertised by Core which occupy all the main page blog space.
Can Mark deal with this??
Ive logged on a few times of late to see kids 'love' t shirts etc being advertised. Is there a separate area for sales?? I certainly dont want to be commenting on whether I like the pink one or the blue one. Its not exactly BLOG is it.

Added by Meags on February 15, 2009 at 1:33pm — 3 Comments

nadal v fed

Ive watched the final of nadal v fed at wimbledon 20 times now infact im doing it at the mo. Ive always believed that fed lost it in the first couple of sets. I think my love for feds game has biassed me towards the brute strength of nedals. Watching again i still cant love nedal but his forehand is exceptional if it was feds id be laughing all the way.

There is another blog 'i hate nadal' but what i am asking is does his brute strength and undoubted top spin forehand mask his greatness or… Continue

Added by Meags on December 17, 2008 at 4:30pm — 4 Comments

FASHION FIX: Preview of Nole's Aussie Open '09 adidas style

So I've previewed Rafael Nadal's + Roger Federer's Aussie Open '09 Nike duds so let's check out the tennis fashions… Continue

Added by tennis baller on December 1, 2008 at 12:54pm — 2 Comments

FASHION FIX: A preview of Rafa's Aussie Open '09 style

The Aussie Open is still over a month away but the 2009 tennis fashions are already being revealed.

Top baller Rafael Nadal's style continues to evolve even after the Spaniard's… Continue

Added by tennis baller on December 1, 2008 at 10:37am — 6 Comments

FASHION FIX: Preview of Fed's Aussie Open '09 style

I've already previewed Rafael Nadal's Aussie Open Nike gear and now let's take a peek at what Roger Federer will most likely wear at the year's first major.…


Added by tennis baller on December 1, 2008 at 11:39am — 2 Comments

online tennis within a flash!

I thought this was kool and had to share... enjoy!

Added by joel on November 21, 2008 at 6:10pm — 6 Comments

Shoot That Poison Arrow Through My Heart

Like millions of New Yorkers, I like to read the newspaper on the way to work while riding the subway.

This morning, I saw something in the sports section that shocked me, confused me, disgusted me, intrigued me—nearly every verb you can think of but make me happy: A loonng story on the U.S. archery team deciding to stand by its embattled coach. The coach, Kisik Lee, is under fire for the team not winning a medal in Beijing and his controversial takes on training and his religious… Continue

Added by Van Sias on November 19, 2008 at 6:38pm — 3 Comments

My first stab at tennis.

I found a tennis racket at Good Will for only $2.50, and I bought a can of balls at Walgreen's. So I headed over to the Golden Gate courts, where there's a couple of practice walls.

At the wall I noticed that too often, I hit the balls over the fence. I kept at it for a while, and though it was fun, someone started practicing next to me and since I have so little control over the ball, I decided to leave him in peace.

The next morning I met with one of my new partners,… Continue

Added by Ingrid on November 14, 2008 at 11:48am — 13 Comments

Murray on first win in Shanghai

Apart from the second set, which was kind of weird, the rest of it looked pretty controlled domination.

Yeah. I hit the ball well for most of the match. I just didn't serve well in the second set. I had a chance to break him right at the start of the second - If I'd done that, then maybe second set would have been a different story. But, yeah, I played well.

Given it's your first experience of this event, how did… Continue

Added by Meags on November 12, 2008 at 2:36am — 2 Comments

ATP Screenning at Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin

Last weekend we had this screening in Berlin. We screened all qualified players of the Masters Cup in Shanghai on two walls at Checkpoint Charlie. It was really fun to work with these heavy-duty projectors and see the results on the wall.

For example Roger Federer (in front you see the historic border between FRG and DDR - the sign on the right side says: "You are leaving the american sector!"):

We showed him the pictures and he… Continue

Added by Feel it on November 12, 2008 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

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

(Masters Cup, Shanghai)

Weekend Winners: Jo-Willy, Nadia

Ana + Elena feeling…

Added by tennis baller on November 9, 2008 at 11:04am — 8 Comments

Roddick Renegs on Nude Tennis Offer!

Couldn't you just see Andy joking with the crowd at a charity auction, and saying that for the "right price" he's give the lessons on the auction block in the buff? That's so Andy. But when the woman who won pressed him, even Andy had to backtrack. reports:

Tennis ace ANDY RODDICK… Continue

Added by Mark / The Mayor on November 4, 2008 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Murray for Shanghai

I think Andy Murray is the favourite for the Masters Cup and rightly so as he must be the in form player and with Federer in his group I can see him meeting him in the final. He is playing so well and I think next year he could go very far hopefully winning his first GS in Australia on the hard courts and challenging for the number 1… Continue

Added by Meags on November 8, 2008 at 3:19am — 4 Comments

THE LOW DOWN: Is the Australian Open in danger of disappearing?

Tennis Australia is worried about their Grand Slam.

According to The… Continue

Added by tennis baller on October 6, 2008 at 3:25pm — 10 Comments

Where can I get a Vamos! ceramic travel mug?

Does anybody know where I can get a Nadal-inspired Vamos! ceramic travel mug? There's a site that advertises on Tennisopolis that sells them, but they are out of stock. I've looked around but with no success. It looks like this:

Added by Becky on September 28, 2008 at 7:57pm — 4 Comments

Increasing stamina

I often use most of my energy during the first set and feel that I don't have enough energy to get me through the second or sometimes third set. There have been times where I have one the first set and should have one the second set, but lose the match because I get too tired and make too many errors. What can I do to increase my stamina? What in between match training do you recommend? Other advice??

Added by Becky on September 8, 2008 at 8:07pm — 5 Comments

CUSTOMYZE IT - Letting Players Create their Own Racquet Cosmetics

The first product in the newly launched Prince Customyze It site is the O3 Speedport Black - Great for teams, leagues, or players who want to create any racquet in the O3 Speedport Black family in more than 2,400 color combinations.

Added by Prince on September 18, 2008 at 7:59am — 1 Comment

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