Last Tuesday, The NCAA team championship wrapped up with USC winning the men’s title for the 4th straighttime beating Virginia in a match that ended at nearly 1 am.
The match could have gone either way. In fact, the clinching match was decided by a…
Added by Jeff Salzenstein on May 28, 2012 at 9:06am —
This is a follow up, to my post on how to become a great returner. Most recreational players are enamored with the speed of fast serves. And I'll agree, it's fun to swing away on the first serve. But in terms of importance, it's consistency, placement and then power. Keep it in this order. Because you can't have a good serve without consistency.
I equate consistency with topspin. When you hit with topspin you are adding safety to your shot. With this in mind, it makes sense… Continue
Added by Alex Daniels on May 13, 2012 at 3:04am —
Tennis literally raised me. From fan to competitor, competitor to coach, coach to theorists, theorists to the entrepreneurial side of the… Continue
Added by TennisWithD on May 10, 2012 at 10:00am —
Everyone give it up for Tim and his featured photo at this months header.....I believe the photo is of his patent pending "razor slice" backhand....Sharp enough to cut a soda can in half, and STILL slice a tomato RAZOR… Continue
Added by Michael Tucci on May 4, 2012 at 8:30am —
It's time for the next installment in my series. For those who don't know. This is where I pick an active player, who's playing style I find interesting and create a dream match scenario. Complete with court surface, strategy, and my reason behind why I'd want to have a match with them.
#9 Nicolas Almagro
Coming in ninth on my list is Nicolas Almagro.… Continue
Added by Alex Daniels on May 8, 2012 at 2:46am —
Seems some tennis players were pretty bored today.
And so the rather clever Juan Ignacio Chela of Argentina decided to break up the tedium with a series of Tweets that are sort of his version of a Letterman Top-10 list.
Added by Steven White on May 6, 2012 at 8:26am —
Peter Freeman and I just co-hosted a new radio show called Tennis Mind that is the brainchild of Jason Lampione. I'm sure all the hard core Tennisopolites are familiar with Peter and Jason from the site. Here is the unedited version of our maiden voyage. We need to iron out a few technical kinks, but all in all, it turned out to be a really fun show. Our major guests were former professional tennis player Jeff… Continue
Added by Mark / The Mayor on April 22, 2012 at 6:30pm —
It is great to have larger than life idols to inspire you. But at times we overlook legitimate sources of inspiration as it comes from relatable people, our brothers and sisters. It is always motivating to see great results come from a structure and system whose blue print you are a result of as well. Such is the case with this young man. His story sums up the path to college tennis and pro tennis for most tennis players from Zimbabwe and Africa, except in Mbonisi’s case, he did it… Continue
Added by TennisWithD on May 4, 2012 at 10:00am —
How did Roland-Garros come to be? Why is it named after an aviator? In what year was the tournament first held? Who are the legends of the game to have inscribed their name on the Coupe des Mousquetaires trophy? We take a fond look back at the long and glorious history of the world’s greatest clay-court championship.
Added by Steven White on April 30, 2012 at 5:00pm —
Better Tennis Fast & Simple.
TEST you tennis elbow knowledge!
Rules: Take a Guess on whats Wrong with my elbow & what is needed to fix it in the comment box. after 50 comments the person closest to whats wrong and the treatment will… Continue
Added by CoachV - William Vazquez on April 30, 2012 at 8:30am —
WAS A NIGHTMARE!
ok my day started off late and in immense Stress....that starts about 6am......
Went to another Doctors appointment prior.... that made me late for the MRI, then MY Google Navigator could not understand my NYC accent and brought me to resurgence bank or a Company Resurgence in Dunwoody GA that had the Same number address of Resurgens on a similar name which made me about 20minutes late.....
so i'm highly stressed.....the parking lot cost money… Continue
Added by CoachV - William Vazquez on April 25, 2012 at 8:00am —
I want to thank Danai C Samuriwo from tenniswithD for writing my guest blog today. I met Danai through the tennisopolis social network. Danai is very involved in the tennis world as a tennis teaching pro, club manager, tennis shop owner and a top-level tennis player himself. … Continue
Added by Sandra on April 19, 2012 at 8:30am —
Tennis With D in the spotlight: Work of Medill Student and Photographer Kalle Eko. Have a productive week!
Added by TennisWithD on April 16, 2012 at 10:00am —
Imagine one of the world’s best tennis players getting caught in one of history’s great disasters. Think it would be big news?
It wasn’t 100 years ago Sunday morning. That’s when Richard Williams clung to a lifeboat in the dark waters of the North Atlantic.
The Titanic departed Southampton on April 10, 1912, with Richard WIlliams and his father, Charles, on board. (F.G.O. Stuart)
Added by Steven White on April 15, 2012 at 5:04pm —
As a coach it is always easy to observe and comment on how it should be done, such is the nature of our job but when it comes to the intimate and delicate role of parenting,… Continue
Added by TennisWithD on April 5, 2012 at 9:30am —
I just returned from sunny BNP Paribas 2012 in Indian Wells, California and watched some of the most talented players in the world putting on some masterful, beautiful displays of the game of tennis. Congratulations to Roger Federer and Victoria Azarenka for winning the titles.…
Added by TennisWithD on March 26, 2012 at 10:00pm —
Many of you know that I am good friends with Will Hamilton that runs Fuzzy Yellow Balls (he actually has a profile here on 'opolis.) Will just had the pleasure of meeting the Bryans and working with them on the court. They put together 4 videos that outline 4 keys of their doubles game - they focus on things that you and I can ACTUALLY DO on the court to take our game to the next… Continue
Added by Mark / The Mayor on March 21, 2012 at 7:00pm —
Thanks to my new cyber friend Dan Martin (creator of TennisAbides.com) for so many kind words in his review -- Steven White, Author
Certified tennis professional Steven White’s book…
Added by Steven White on March 25, 2012 at 6:00pm —
The sun is shining and the court is calling. Your tennis bag is already in the back of the car just begging you to come out and play. You force your body off the couch, your knee reminding you of yesterdays three setter. You reach for the keys and your shoulder reminds you of the three aces you hit in the… Continue
Added by Sandra on March 18, 2012 at 2:00pm —
It is hard to discuss money in most contexts without sounding vulgar. But as soon as a coach hears the question titling this blog the translation is usually, “what is the least amount of money I can spend and get to enjoy the rallies” so the pressure is on. In all honesty, who isn’t concerned about getting… Continue
Added by TennisWithD on March 16, 2012 at 3:30pm —