Wow, the Brian Baker comeback story justs keeps getting better. Baker has now reached the semifinals in the Open de Nice – a warmup tournament for the French Open. Today he will play Russia’s Nikolay Davydenko for a spot in the Finals. To get to this point Baker has, among other things, won three qualifying matches […]
If you haven’t heard of Brian Baker yet, don’t worry, you almost certainly will during the French Open. I only today learned his name and history, mostly from this article, and I’m already a huge fan. Evidently, Baker was a top-level junior player who was destined for fame and fortune until he was beset by […]
Lately, I’ve really come to enjoy and appreciate the value of YouTube for me as a tennis player. There are a ton of great instructional videos that have been posted up by tennis pros throughout the world, and I particularly find it useful to record video of myself playing and compare it to the videos […]
In an admittedly non-scientific poll about 80 percent of respondents approved the idea of a single rating system that would be applied equally to men and women.
JoyVanBuhler / Foter / CC BY-NC-ND You might not have planned on being a USTA league player, you might not even necessarily want to play in a league, but if you are a club player chances are you have played on a USTA team, if not multiple teams. League tennis is one of those things […]
USTA leagues are a strange beast. The reasons to play on a USTA team are numerous. They offer social enjoyment, good competition, and a heightened level of intensity. Sure, the intensity might be artificially created to some extent, but it’s still there. And how often when playing a sport as an adult, or in any […]
Holabird Sports is having a one-day only sale on a couple of tennis tops that look pretty nice. Both the ladies and men’s top are only $14.95 today. This appears to be a closeout sale, so I’m guessing sizes and supplies are limited.