Cigarette Advertising Ban Hurts Tennis?

Robert Thomson / Foter / CC BY-NC Alvin Sallay of the South China Morning Post makes an interesting case in a recent article, claiming that a ban on tobacco advertising in Hong Kong has greatly impacted tennis fans in a negative way. Apparently, Hong Kong used to feature two tournaments that attracted several of the […]

Fast Courts Back in Vogue

floodllama / Foter / CC BY After Federer lost to Djokovic in the ATP World Tour Finals he made a stir when he said perhaps some of the courts need to be sped up a bit, as the game has generally slowed down and that favors a defensive style of play. Some are calling his […]

Wheelchair Doubles Championship to Make Debut in U.S.

Wheelchair tennis is, according to this article, huge in Europe. But the sport’s inventor is an American and in 2013 the Wheelchair Doubles Championships will be played in the U.S. for the first time. Brad Parks is credited with founding the sport of wheelchair tennis 40 years ago, and will serve as the tournament committee […]

Will Hopman Cup Air in U.S.?

The Hopman Cup is a unique event on the pro tour in that it is a team event with each team consisting of one male player and one female player representing a country. Each team plays in a round robin group and each match includes a Men’s Singles, Women’s Singles and Mixed Doubles match. As […]

Tennis Court Lightshow

While recovering from a bought of turkey and mashed potato overdose, I’ve been taking it easy and watching tennis-related YouTube videos. Below is one of the coolest ones I ran across. Note: this was filmed on an actual honest-to-goodness tennis court.

Gifts for the Tennis Player

kate e. did / Foter / CC BY-NC-SA Gift shopping for a tennis player is tough for a non-tennis player. I’ve received numerous well-intentioned gifts over the years that, to put it plainly, could best be described as bizarre. Tennis-themed pens, clocks, coffee mugs – you name it. It’s as if my friends think that […]

Hitting with Legends

Many of us will get out on the courts and hit today to try to work off some of that turkey and stuffing. How cool though would it be to get out on the court and warmup with Courier, Sampras, Agassi and Rafter? That’s what Steve Tignor, Executive Editor of Tennis Magazine and Concrete Elbow […]