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.
Younger rivals Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray have challenged… Continue
Added by Steven White on August 28, 2012 at 3:08pm —
Previously posted on Drop Shot Dispatch
Conventional wisdom has often suggested that Andy Murray’s game doesn’t translate well enough to best-of-five matches for him to win a Slam.
Indeed, Murray has won eight best-of-three Masters 1000 events with draws just as difficult as he faces at Slams, but has won just one paltry set in his four Grand Slam finals.
But at the…
Added by Steven White on August 14, 2012 at 6:01pm —
Previously posted on TennisAbides
- Serena Williams adds to her sublime legacy with decisive gold medals in singles and doubles. Serena has career Golden Slams in singles and doubles now. Fodder for a GOAT debate?
- Speed Kills – Andy Murray took a huge step by winning 5 straight sets over Djokovic and Federer en route to a gold medal in singles. Throw in a silver in mixed doubles and Murray…
Added by Steven White on August 14, 2012 at 4:12pm —
NEWPORT, R.I. — Jack Sock, one of America’s most exciting rising tennis stars, has been awarded a wild card to play in the Campbell’s Hall of Fame Tennis Championships, to be hosted July 9 - 15, 2012 on the grass courts of the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, R.I. At just 19 years old and having competed in only four prior ATP World Tour events, Sock has already caught the attention of the tennis world, and has a major title to his name. In 2011, Sock partnered… Continue
Added by Steven White on June 18, 2012 at 2:49pm —
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
Added by Steven White on June 15, 2012 at 5:00pm —
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 —
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 —
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 —
Added by Steven White on April 6, 2012 at 5:00pm —
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 —
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 —
I have a USTA Men's team playing out of Seal Beach Tennis Center. The season runs 04/13 thru 07/01, and we play about 10 matches throughout Orange County. The spring format is two lines of singles and three lines of doubles. I am looking for a couple more players to make the team complete. Please contact me if you are a 4.0 level player who may be interested in joining us for match play. You must be at least 18 years of age. We have been doing this for a few years and it has been a… Continue
Added by David Mak on March 14, 2012 at 2:09pm —
Illustration by Jon Keegan
5. Develop a backup plan:
Champions have a way of turning a losing match situation around, and one of the ways of doing that is by switching strategy. No use sticking to your most “comfortable” game… Continue
Added by TennisWithD on March 6, 2012 at 8:30am —
Yup, it happened. We got 90 games in on Sunday. My legs still feel it, but I'm starting to recover rather painlessly, which is nice.
The score doesn't truly matter. I lost 77-13 this time. It's to be expected. A 4.0/4.5 player with insane touch and great angles will mop the court with me regularly(a low 3.5 learning how to construct a real game), but since I lost 78-9 last time, I gave up one less game and scored four more than last time, so I can put that in my accomplishment… Continue
Added by Jake Christner on February 29, 2012 at 1:24am —
This majestic creature lives near the Dutch Fork Tennis Center, Irmo, SC. And actually, he (or she) spends alot of it's time hunting in my backyard, where I took this picture. Obviously, The animal shows no fear when approached by humans, for it allowed me to get to within a few feet from it as I snapped the photo.… Continue
Added by Steven White on February 26, 2012 at 2:06pm —
Many of you know that I was covering both ATP and WTA tours at This Week in Tennis
and then recently, I narrowed my focus to just the WTA tour via the WTA Today
newsletter. The WTA Today newsletter has been such a nice success in a very short period of time that quite a few people don't even know about … Continue
Added by WTA Today on September 28, 2011 at 11:52am —
Playing collegiate tennis is the dream of most junior tennis players in the United States and all over the world. The process of finding a school and a … Continue
Added by TennisWithD on July 28, 2011 at 12:30pm —
I have heard a Soccer Mom talk of attending a recital, ballet practice, and a PTA meeting all scheduled at 9am! Do not ask me how; I am not a soccer mom! Coaching in the burbs, gave me the opportunity to witness these Wonder women types in action.
Soccer moms are quite efficient when it comes to arranging, scheduling, multiple events and commitments… Continue
Added by TennisWithD on July 25, 2011 at 2:00pm —