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The Physics of Tennis with Professor Tennis.

Greetings from Professor Tennis:

http://about.me/ProfessorTennis

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Added by Dr. Don R. Mueller on July 19, 2012 at 3:45pm — No Comments

Two-racket Tennis "The Full-Body Workout"

Hello, I’m Prof. Don R. Mueller (aka the "Two Racket Guy"). I play an exciting form of tennis called Two-Racket Tennis. The two-racket game, unlike its one-racket counterpart, is truly a full-body workout as both sides of the body are utilized in a balanced way to play the game. For more information about the Two-Racket game check us out:…



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Added by Dr. Don R. Mueller on July 19, 2012 at 3:41pm — 1 Comment

Hello

I haven't played in about 25 years and now want to play again. I live in waikiki and looking for someone to play with. You don't have to live in waikiki because I can come to you also.

Added by WILLIE C WILLIAMS on July 8, 2012 at 6:50am — No Comments

Martina Navratilova Presented Official Hall of Fame Ring on Tennis Channel

A true legend of the sport, Navratilova was inducted to the Hall of Fame in 2000. The one-of-a-kind rings are being presented to Hall of Famers at tennis events around the world, in honor of their great achievements in the sport and as an official commemoration of their Hall of Fame induction.…

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Added by Steven White on June 29, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Nalbandian’s Disqualification – and Five Others!

David Nalbandian’s disqualification from Sunday’s final of the AEGON Championships at Queen’s Club in London is, without question, one of the most unusual conclusions to a tennis match – and tennis tournament – in the history of the sport. Leading Marin Cilic 7-6, 3-4, the Argentine kicks a wooden advertising base surrounding the service linesman, breaking it and causing part of the sign to jam into the linesman’s shin, causing a bloody one-inch gash in his leg. Chair umpire Fergus Murphy…

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Added by Steven White on June 17, 2012 at 6:10pm — 1 Comment

How to go FROM GOOD TO GREAT in any sport, Part 3/3

How to go FROM GOOD TO GREAT, Part 3

As seen in the second article, the figure-8 body motion is undeniably what separates the great or natural athletes from the good ones. But, more importantly, anyone can learn this “magic move” and easily apply it to their sport or activity.

So how is it done - this figure-8?

Most of us need some help when it comes to…

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Added by Jack W. Broudy on June 14, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Is "Racquet Back!" Still Relevant?

TennisOne's Joe Dinoffer says that the one-time joke on tennis pros used to be, “Racquet back, bend your knees, that’ll be twenty dollars please.” And I'm inclined to agree. At least in the old days, this was more or less the standard of teaching tennis. After all, it worked quite well for millions of players in the 1960s and '70s, didn't it?…

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Added by Steven White on June 11, 2012 at 4:26pm — 1 Comment

Free Tennis Fitness Program for Your Shoulders

Hi all, 

This is my first blog post at tennispolis, and I really enjoy this community:)

I will share with you a basic shoulder prevention program that every tennis player should do. It doesn't matter if you are a beginner or a pro player. It's important for every tennis player to do these exercises. Many tennis players feel pain in their shoulders, and that is because of poor technique or overuse of the shoulder. In other words, your rotator cuff muscles are weak and…

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Added by Patrik Broddfelt on June 7, 2012 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

The Best Tournament In The World (Not A Grand Slam)

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…

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Added by Jeff Salzenstein on May 28, 2012 at 9:06am — 2 Comments

Tennis-Think of Your "Butt"

This article will not be too wordy but will have a lot of pictures.

When discussing the proper way to hit strokes many things are covered, however not too often where the correct alignment of the butt of the racquet should be. In many cases if the butt is correct the rest may follow suit. So, let’s begin with the backside- the butt.

When hitting the traditional, closed stance forehand in either the eastern or continental grip, the butt should be facing your back…

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Added by Bill Longua on May 26, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Tennis Parents Beware

Tennis-Parents Beware

When I was teaching in a club atmosphere I controlled the development of my students on a weekly basis, now teaching at a resort I don’t have that luxury, but the weather is great. Most of our patrons are here for long periods of time or back two to three times a year, so I do have input.

My concern is primarily with the juniors. I can’t tell you how many kids I work with have a solid baseline game but no clue how to hit a formidable serve, not to mention…

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Added by Bill Longua on May 18, 2012 at 5:00am — 1 Comment

How to become a great server

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…

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Added by Alex Daniels on May 13, 2012 at 3:04am — 4 Comments

Win a tennis Tee Shirt... Tennis Elbow Medical Guessing GAME!

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…

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Added by CoachV - William Vazquez on April 30, 2012 at 8:30am — 6 Comments

Tennis Radio, a New Frontier

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…

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Added by Mark / The Mayor on April 22, 2012 at 6:30pm — 6 Comments

Straight Talk from the Tennis Coach

 

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. …

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Added by Sandra on April 19, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

Tuning Your Racket – A Revelation

As a tennis player and coach to World-class athletes, I have always been a big believer that when it comes to tennis and most other skills, it’s the Indian and not the arrow. That is to say a “hacker” is a “hacker” no matter what racket they are sporting, while on the other hand, a real player can hit with a broomstick (OK, I’m exaggerating, but you get the picture.) In fact I would say that in general I am an extreme pessimist when it comes to new equipment that is supposed to…

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Added by Jack W. Broudy on April 16, 2012 at 3:20pm — 4 Comments

Toast to a Tennis Player on Titanic

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)
 

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Added by Steven White on April 15, 2012 at 5:04pm — No Comments

Off to the court... again.

Do you ever feel like going to the tennis court has become routine like as waking up in the morning, brushing your teeth or cooking dinner? Has tennis just become another part of your regular part of your weekly schedule? I hope not. I hope you still have the same passion for the game as you did when…

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Added by Sandra on April 13, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

How to go from GOOD to GREAT… in any sport. (part 2)

As we saw in our previous article there is a particular ‘non-linear’ dynamic motion that is existent, and which can be seen, in all top athletes, and in every sport.

It’s a motion that, when done properly, can create tremendous speed and power with minimal effort. It’s also a motion that creates amazing balance, grace, and fluidity that make tops athletes appear to be smooth and natural.

To put it as simply as possible, just think of this non-linear motion as a figure-8, or the…

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Added by Jack W. Broudy on March 31, 2012 at 10:07am — 11 Comments

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