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Nike Ad Agency Removes Serena's Curves

Here's a link to the tweet.

So, we used TinEye reverse image search to locate the original pre-photoshopped image, no results. Would love to find the original. Any other ideas?  Here's the full size image:…

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Added by Mark / The Mayor on July 21, 2013 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

Venus and Roddick Join World TeamTennis Management Group

As the next milestone in its ongoing resurgence, World TeamTennis announced today that tennis champions and global sports icons Venus Williams and Andy Roddick have become part owners of the business and of the professional team tennis league co-founded by Billie Jean King.

Both longtime Mylan WTT players, Williams and Roddick will help lead the organization forward and have an active voice in…

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Added by Mark / The Mayor on May 11, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

Rafter Course is OPEN!, $50 Gift Card Bonus

Patrick Rafter's brand new course "Get Your Serve Down Pat" is being released to the public for the very first time.

This is a comprehensive 30 day course that starts by transforming your serve and continues through all facets of your game. This kind of…

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Added by Mark / The Mayor on May 2, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

How (and when) to Serve & Volley for Easy Points

Pat Rafter just put his 4th free video lesson online.  He teaches us how to serve and volley... like a BOSS!
 
Earlier Pat taught you how to turn your serve into a consistent and reliable weapon by hitting a kick serve.  Today you will learn how to back that serve up by coming to net for easy points.
 
You don't want to hit a great serve but then take your foot off the gas.  Why get into a rally when you can end the point in the next few…
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Added by Mark / The Mayor on April 29, 2013 at 4:00pm — 4 Comments

2-step Process for Returning Serve Effectively

Your weak return of serve is costing you matches.…

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Added by Mark / The Mayor on April 26, 2013 at 3:30pm — 5 Comments

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.…

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

Pat Rafter Teaches You the Kick Serve

How to Hit a Kicker...

and why it is the Best Serve at the Recreational Level…

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Added by Mark / The Mayor on April 18, 2013 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Federer Repeats with Twin Sets of Twins

 

Basel, Switzerland

Roger Federer and wife Mirka Vavrinec are expecting twins once again.  Medical staff at Universitaets Kinderspital beider Basel have reported that Mirka is pregnant with another set of "identicals", but this time they are boys. …

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Added by Mark / The Mayor on April 1, 2013 at 11:00am — 8 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

Bryan Brothers' Secrets - Free Videos

Hey guys,

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…

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Added by Mark / The Mayor on March 21, 2012 at 7:00pm — 9 Comments

Wayne Bryan's Letter to the USTA

Below is a controversial letter from Wayne Bryan, the father of the number one ranked doubles team, Mike and Bob Bryan.  Johan Kriek posted the letter and this short introduction on his facebook page. We are unsure how he had access to it:

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Johan Kriek:

Wayne Brian’s letter..A MUST READ!!! Love this guy!!

Here is a letter Wayne Bryan wrote to one of his friends who just took a position with the USTA. But I hope you have as much fun reading it as I did. His sons…

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Added by Mark / The Mayor on February 23, 2012 at 8:30am — 7 Comments

And while the King was looking down...

Added by Mark / The Mayor on July 1, 2011 at 10:05pm — 2 Comments

The Invite Challenge sponsored by The-Tennis-Store.com

This is something we've wanted to do for a long time. Help us grow Tennisopolis and share the site with your friends, new and old. It is the Tennisopolis Invite Challenge sponsored by The-Tennis-Store.com.

The Top 3 Members will win prizes! First place gets $65.00 in tennis gear, second place wins $35.00 in tennis gear and third place wins a Midnight Machete tennis visor.



How to win.…

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Added by Mark / The Mayor on May 28, 2011 at 8:00am — 4 Comments

$300 Leaderboard Contest Sponsored By The-Tennis-Store.com



Work your way up the Tennisopolis Leaderboard to win free tennis gear! The Top 5 Members will win $120.00, $80.00, $50.00, $30.00 and $20.00 respectively to be redeemed at The-Tennis-Store.com. The-Tennis-Store.com carries a full line of tennis gear…

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Added by Mark / The Mayor on April 30, 2011 at 8:30am — 5 Comments

Work Your Way Up The Leaderboard & Win Free Tennis Gear



Work your way up the Tennisopolis Leaderboard to win free tennis gear! The Top 5 Members will win $120.00, $80.00, $50.00, $30.00 and $20.00 respectively to be redeemed at The-Tennis-Store.com. The-Tennis-Store.com carries a full line of tennis gear…

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Added by Mark / The Mayor on April 30, 2011 at 8:00am — 8 Comments

Staying Healthy for the Transition from Indoor Winter Tennis to Outdoor Play



As spring welcomes the outdoor season, tennis enthusiasts potentially face unwelcome injuries if they do too much too soon and fail to take proper precautions to transition from indoor to outdoor play. For many players, an hour a week indoors is not enough to prepare for the many hours they will spend…

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Added by Mark / The Mayor on April 15, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

The Free Tennis Partner Site

Why pay when you can get it for FREE?  We are the biggest and most active tennis network in the world.  Just sign up, fill out your profile and explore the world of Tennisopolis.

Added by Mark / The Mayor on February 26, 2011 at 1:28pm — 2 Comments

The Daily Wrap, Day 9

Added by Mark / The Mayor on January 25, 2011 at 9:38am — No Comments

Meet Future Top 10 Milos Raonic

Added by Mark / The Mayor on January 23, 2011 at 7:51pm — 3 Comments

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