This situation came up at one of the January Florida Super Senior Grand Prix tournaments. A player on “Court #1” called over a USTA official to complain that the grunting when hitting the ball on “Court #2” was interfering with his ability to focus on his game. Continue reading
Thanks to Will Hamilton from FuzzyYellowBalls.com for this interesting perspective on “cheating” in tennis. Here is why he says it is ok… Continue reading
It is one of those neat, boot-strap projects that will only get made with funding (e.g. contributions) from Old Guys around the country. Continue reading
Thanks to Bill Plummer for a reminder of some of “The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly” patterns of behavior on the tennis court. Here are just SOME of the Does and Don’ts… Continue reading
I was not on our 70s team, which was ably represented by Fred Drilling, Joe Bachmann, and Joe Mcaleer (who swept the four singles and one doubles matches 5-0).
Here are the results as reported by Florida Cup Commissioner, Mark Taylor,
USTA Florida (and check out who beat Roscoe Tanner!) Continue reading
Move over Justin Henin (“I didn’t raise my hand to stop play.”)…
Move over Serena (“I’ll shove this f#$%!* ball down your throat!”).
The new King of Krap is Novak Djokovic for his actions and words at yesterday’s Sony Open. Continue reading
You play tennis long enough and hard enough and you get it… the discolored toe nail (and maybe the nail dies and eventually falls off). Continue reading
At one of the January tournaments, I saw a player walking with his racquet in his hand and a circular weight fastened in the center (pictured below). Continue reading
If you watched this year’s Aussie Open Men’s Finals, you saw Stan Warinka play really “in the zone” in the first two sets; and then Rafa Nadal was obviously suffering from back pain and could hardly serve. So what happened? Rafa won the third set! Continue reading
Why do players enter tennis tournaments? For the vast majority of us, it is to play quality matches vs. quality players, improve our games, and … have fun. That is why having a solid back draw (consolation round) is critical to many players. But how to make this activity more popular? Continue reading
In his book “Just Tell Me I Can’t” professional baseball pitcher Jamie Moyer points out that body language — both his and the batter’s – was critical to his success. Continue reading