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How to Beat a Pusher: 5 Surefire Tactics

I would like to establish that I have all the respect in the world for pushers.  While they tend to lack firepower, or may have ugly strokes, they often persevere through sheer willpower and an I will not miss a ball attitude. That’s a tough player to beat. So let me put it to you […]

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Hard Courts vs Clay Courts Picture

Hard Courts vs Clay Courts: An Infograph

I have gotten a lot of questions lately from people about the difference between hard courts and clay courts.  Both surfaces differ, from the materials and appearance, to the effect on your game. I decided it would be neat to create an infograph detailing the differences between hard courts vs clay courts, and how you can […]

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Sweat While Playing Tennis: How to Stay Dry

It’s 5 all in the third set of your local club tournament.  You step up to hit a second serve and….the racquet flies out of your hand. Not only do you lose the point and the game, but your racquet is cracked.  Want to avoid this scenario?  Here are some tips to combat sweat while playing tennis: […]

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Rafael Nadal is My Role Model: 7 Reasons Why

Rafael Nadal is my role model.  Sure, he has won 9 French Opens, 14 Grand Slams overall, and over 71 million dollars in prize money.  But Rafael Nadal also exhibits some of the top characteristics that I would like my child and those around me to emulate.  Below are 7 reasons why Rafael Nadal is […]

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Top 5 Tennis Pet Peeves

As a tennis player, I take an immense amount of pride in the sport.  Unfortunately, there are people who disrespect the game out of plain ignorance or sheer stupidity.  The following is a list of tennis pet peeves that everyone should be aware of and take steps to correct: Tennis Pet Peeve #1: Playing another […]

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How to Become a Tennis Ball Boy in 3 Easy Steps

Several people have asked me how they or their child can become a tennis ball boy. And with good reason.  Tennis ball boys (or girls) enjoy their share of perks: free clothes, free shoes, access to the tennis venue, and the best seat (stand?) in the house. But before you can become a tennis ball […]

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