Looks like. I am recovered from my back problem although I still do many core workouts to keep extra fit. Playing again with no pain. Life is good again. I could not imagine never hitting a tennis ball again. I do prefer clay though as it is less demanding on your back and body overall. Or is it? Since the points last longer, less winners you are hitting more balls. So, you start getting tennis elbow or tendinitis there.Ugghhh. Just keep lifting some weights and exercise to keep playing.…Continue
Added by Will on March 28, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments
Over the weekend, we had the McKinney Tennis Center's One Year Anniversary. It was a lot of fun. A bounce-house for the kids, face-painting, games, free food, live-music, raffles, etc. Lots of fun. The only bad thing was the rain. Not cool. I stuck around for the Fast-Serve competition. I was in the finalists with a 93 mph serve. Not bad for wet-flat balls! I bet I could have done better, but it was cold and nasty outside and we didn't…Continue
Added by Andy Thompson on March 26, 2013 at 12:23pm — No Comments
The more I teach tennis the more I realize how important it is to be patient and flexible with your students. Over the years I’ve had the opportunity to observe thousand of different tennis players and focus on how they learn tennis and try to understand why they behave and choose to do what they do on the Tennis…Continue
Added by Aleksey Bubis on March 8, 2013 at 5:41pm — No Comments
Dr. Ray Brown from EASI Academy joins host Phil Naessens to discuss his reasons why he has filed a complaint against the USTA with the International Olympic Committee.
Run time: 56:29
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Added by Phil Naessens Tennis Academy on February 26, 2013 at 5:19am — No Comments
Chicago Marathon 2013 signups are opened yesterday February 20, 2013. Typically, within the next 24-48 hours it will be sold. If you want to sign-up, act now! Naturally the memories of my 5th hour ordeal from yesteryear came rushing back. I was…Continue
When you first pick up a racquet
Love means the pleasure for partaking in the sport is innocent and genuine
Love means anxious to go for your next lesson
Love means getting up 3 hours early to get to an 8am lesson
Love means sleeping with your first new tennis racquet…Continue
I'm sure this could run in a few categories:
1) Racquet freak: Gotta try the latest racquets, demo ten racquets when they come out at the start of the year. End up getting six of the same, then an itch happens. You buy a different one, then have to sell the six when that new one plays better. Then…Continue
Whether you have a predominantly level base swivel, such as the Djokovic backhand above, or the more forward leaning forehand of Federer, in tennis, balance is key. Knowing where your balance is at the point of contact can be difference between a wildly spraying shot and a solidly struck…Continue
In a somewhat theatrical final comprised of 16 service breaks, a nearby fireworks display, two injury timeouts (one of which…Continue
Brandon Gita, CoachV, Alex Smirin, Cade Lautenbacher.…Continue
For the new kids and rusty ones, a list of top ten tips to suvive the Australian season painlessly.
This is how Tennisopolis works. Any questions? :-)
Just like a high school dance, the best way to get a partner is by stepping up and saying "Hi".
(This street art was recently spotted in Brooklyn.)
NEW YORK, December 21, 2012 — The results of an independently performed Racket Shock & Vibration Study are in and they dramatically show that multi-solid core frames produce less shock and vibration on initial contact and four…Continue
I guess I’m speaking for everyone who has ever picked up a tennis racquet and for everyone who enjoys watching tennis live or on TV when I say, “I miss Rafa!”. Don’t we all.
Well, I’m sure his return is on the horizon. And like everyone, I’m wondering if his knees will allow him to mount a successful return competing for Grand Slams against the top guys – you know who they are.
There’s no doubt Nadal will have to work very hard to keep up with his peers. He knew that a couple…Continue
Last Friday I worked as a volunteer driver for the latest Champions Series Tennis event in Boston. A hectic rental car situation that morning resulted in me having to drive Jim Courier in my Honda Accord… coupe. With this as my first duty of the day, I was quite nervous about his expectation/reaction to the situation (and also wishing I had vacuumed the interior of my car). Upon relaying our mode…Continue
Total prize money at this year’s U.S. Open will be a record $25.5 million with the men’s and women’s champions collecting $1.9 million apiece. But the real action is off the court, where elite tennis players jockey for multimillion dollar endorsement deals and lucrative exhibition fees.Continue
Added by Steven White on August 28, 2012 at 3:08pm — No Comments
I was out practicing with a friend who plays 4.5 and open tournaments and leagues. I hadn't seen him in 8 months, and he had told me he had changed his forehand drastically. Originally, he had a Berasetegui type Extreme Western forehand grip, which would produced gobs of spin, but would not…Continue
Former champions don’t always make good prognosticators, as Steffi Graf, Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova proved when they predicted Serena Williams would win the French Open. The legendary trio was no doubt surprised,…Continue