• Tournaments

    Should Tennis be in the Olympics?

    Should Tennis be in the Olympics? 2016 Olympic tennis is past. Murray won again, a path made easier thanks to Djokovic’s continuing weird mini-slump, and Monica Puig, a 22 year-old Puerto Rican ranked 34th…

    August 21, 2016
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    Tips and Instruction

    Best Books About Tennis

    The most surprising thing about researching this article was discovering just how much ink has been spilled on the pages of books about tennis, but maybe it shouldn’t have come as a surprise. Sometimes…

    July 29, 2016
  • Nick Kyrgios
    Players and Tournaments Tour Players

    McEnroe Discusses Kyrgios

    John McEnroe Discusses Kyrgios At this point, the superficial comparisons between Nick Kyrgios, tennis’ sulking bad boy of the moment, and John McEnroe, tennis’ sulking bad boy of the ’80s, have grown so frequent…

    July 18, 2016
  • Tips and Instruction

    Getting Your Own Personal Tennis Coach

    Improving Your Game: Getting Your Own Personal Tennis Coach If international tennis, at least at the top levels, is one of the most glamorous sporting cultures, tennis coaching is certainly among the least glamorous…

    July 1, 2016
  • Tips and Instruction

    ATP Top 20 Players’ Racquet Brands

      ATP Top 20 Players’ Racquet Brands Just a short post today. A recent search of ATP top 20 players’ racquet brands turned up the following breakdown: Wilson – Federer, Nishikori, Raonic, Goffin, Monfils,…

    June 23, 2016
  • Grand Slams

    Four Wimbledon 2016 Predictions

    Four Wimbledon 2016 Predictions On the surface, forecasting Wimbledon 2016 seems easy. Djokovic has been eating everyone’s lunch. Serena’s been choking. People most of us have never heard of are winning doubles championships. But…

    June 7, 2016
  • Tips and Instruction

    Top 5 Websites for Tennis Playing Tips

    Most tennis players, newbies and seasoned veterans alike, work constantly to improve their game. Most of that improvement takes place on court, through hard work, trial and error, and the occasional lesson. But you…

    May 3, 2016
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    Tour Players

    John Isner’s Place in American Tennis

    The announcement two weeks ago that John Isner and coach Justin Gimelstob have parted company led to some introspection on Isner’s place in the pantheon of American tennis stars. Far-removed from the 90s heyday…

    April 18, 2016
  • Players and Tournaments

    Nick Kyrgios is Good for Tennis

    Controversial. Lightning rod. Highly combustible. On the ATP tour today, no player has proven more polarizing than Australia’s Nick Kyrgios. He’s rude. He’s brash. Like a batch of fireworks you drove across state lines…

    March 9, 2016