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Pat Rafter Teaches You to Fix Your Toss

Do you struggle with your toss?  If the answer is yes, then you’re not alone.  I'd say roughly 3/4 of Tennisopolis members do.

In Pat Rafter's second free video lesson, he shares a story about his struggle to develop a consistent & reliable toss.  He also tells us how he solved the problem, confused his own dad, and the rest is history - winning the US Open twice.…


Added by Mark / The Mayor on April 24, 2013 at 9:00am — 6 Comments

Learning a Forehand by

The Forehand can seem like a very complicated stroke to master as there are several steps that need to happen in a particular order with great fluidity and smoothness. To start without feeling overwhelmed here are the steps that need to be understood and perfected:

• The side on position

• The take back

• The drop of the racquet

To learn more about how mastering these three steps can help you hit a world class forehand check out my blog:…


Added by Aleksey Bubis on April 16, 2013 at 9:30pm — No Comments

12 Months Post Herniation Back To Hitting Clean Winners

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.…


Added by Will on March 28, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Serious Tennis Behavior, Tennis Lessons Tampa, Patience, Professional Tennis Payers and Fitness!

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…


Added by Aleksey Bubis on March 8, 2013 at 5:41pm — No Comments

Tennisopolis Member Joins Fine Art America

As a proud member of the Tennisopolis family, I'm pleased to announce that I've finally made my illustrations and drawings available to the general public as prints on pulled canvas or as framed art on the international art stage at Fine Art America ( …


Added by Steven White on March 3, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

2013 Chicago Marathon Registration Now Open: Lessons Tennis Players Can Learn from Runners

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…


Added by TennisWithD on February 20, 2013 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

What are the tell tale signs you're a TENNIS BUM?

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…


Added by Tim Prapong on February 8, 2013 at 4:00pm — 16 Comments

Acalanes * College Park * Larkey park * Or * Corte Madera

Hello everyone. Starting to hit again. Was a 4.0, now a 3.5 , will be 4.5 by summer. lets hit. at this point I only last and hour.. [edit: please share private info via PM or Friend Request]

Added by Michael Salido on January 13, 2013 at 11:00pm — 1 Comment

Members Only: Finding the Right Tennis Club

The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, also known as the All-England Club, London, England, is a private members club. It’s best known as the venue for the Wimbledon Championships, the only Grand Slam tennis event still held on grass. Initially an amateur event that occupied club…


Added by Steven White on January 4, 2013 at 11:18pm — No Comments

Playing with arm,wrist or shoulder pain? Play Donnay

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…


Added by Steven White on December 22, 2012 at 8:41am — 2 Comments

Platelet Rich Plasma for Tennis Elbow -- Does It Work?

Check out this post I put on my personal blog shortly after getting a PRP injection for tennis elbow. A recurring tennis elbow that hadn't responded to other treatments - rest, accupuncture, graston, active release therapy, PT, you name it. PRP is much less invasive than elbow surgery and has a faster recovery time. 

I'm about six weeks out now and my arm is feeling a lot better. Still not cleared to return to the courts, but things are looking good.

Click here…


Added by Anne Rosales on November 3, 2012 at 10:28am — 1 Comment

Can you actually hit "through the ball" ?

The notion that we should hit “through” the ball has been around for decades, but what does it really mean? Can we really hit through the ball? How long is contact? With lighter racquets and faster racquet head speeds, is this instruction still relevant? If you’re curious to see if this instruction should be sent to your recycle bin, read on.



Added by Steven White on October 18, 2012 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Tennis forced to face moment of truth

DURING a flamboyant career, French star Yannick Noah raised eyebrows with his athleticism, dare and flair on court.

But it is his accusations in a French newspaper last year alleging widespread doping among Spanish tennis players that, while inflaming tempers across the border, have some…


Added by Steven White on September 14, 2012 at 12:37pm — No Comments

The Physics of Tennis with Professor Tennis.

Greetings from Professor Tennis:



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:…


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


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.…


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…


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…


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

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