By Steve Annacone
Photo Credit: Active.com The goal of your footwork on your groundstrokes should be to get to the ball so you are able to make contact between waist level and shoulder height. Some players seem to like the point of contact a little below waist level but this means the ball must go up significantly...Read more
By Steve Annacone
Photo Credit: simonkr Most people prefer their forehand to their backhand. Try this idea to get more balls hit to your stronger shot. When you are at the baseline, adjust your recovery position so it encourages your opponent to hit it towards your forehand side. If you are right handed, stand...Read more
By Steven Kaplan
A new study in The British Journal of Sports Medicine using data from 11 health surveys for England and Scotland between 1994 and 2008 suggests that tennis reduces mortality rates 47 percent, the highest rate of any sport studied. In comparison, swimmers had only a 28 percent reduction in mortality...Read more
By Brian Coleman
Many top players in the world have already made coaching changes ahead of the 2017 season. (Credit photo to Getty Images/aronaze) The 2016 tennis season is all but over for the ATP and WTA Tour, and that means players are beginning their preparation for the 2017 campaign, and for many of them, that...Read more
By Steven Kaplan
Andy Murray is the world's number one for 2016, and no one is arguing … not even Novak Djokovic who said after losing the Tour Finals in London, "Andy is definitely number one in the world." Well no one except for the venerable magazine Newsweek with the article " HOW TENNIS'S FLAWED RANKING SYSTEM...Read more
By Steven Kaplan
Should I play high school tennis? It's a question that every highly-ranked player confronts (along with should I attend school or should I be home-schooled?). It wasn't always this way … Once upon a time in a tennis universe far away, almost every top player attended and competed for their high...Read more
By Steven Kaplan
WTA CEO Steve Simon has proposed that professional tennis singles match scoring be modified to include no-ad scoring and third set "super tie-breakers similar to the changes made in doubles so that match length will be shorter and more predictable. The world's number one player Novak Djokovic has...Read more
By Steven Kaplan
Facility and grounds Really like the ultra-modern, spacious look. It's almost hard to recognize the new steel, glass and tension fabric facility from its former "concrete jungle" motif. It's what I always envisioned the U.S. Open of the future would look like. Grade: A Covered stadium No rainouts,...Read more
By Brian Coleman
Novak Djokovic advanced to the U.S. Open semifinals on Tuesday night, marking the 10 th straight year that the Serb finds himself in the final four in Flushing Meadows. But once again, the world number one did it without having to play a full match, building a 6-3, 6-2 lead over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga...Read more
By Steven Kaplan
The U.S. Open is a great event, and we are blessed to be so close to the action, but a trip to the Open can be hot, crowded and expensive. To best enjoy the Open, it's useful to know how to negotiate the experience and here are a few suggestions. 1. Dress for the weather While the new Arthur Ashe...Read more
By Steven Kaplan
The Wimbledon Championships have been over for a week, so it's time for some reflection. It's a bit interesting that the new Men's Champion is defined mostly by defense and the new Women's Champion by incredible offense. It would seem that the power gap between the men's and women's game is getting...Read more
By Brian Coleman
World number 20 Gilles Simon lost to 37th-ranked Grigor Dimitrov in the second round of Wimbledon on Thursday, but it was his comments afterwards that were the real story. The rain has been a factor through the first few days of Wimbledon, as many matches were either suspended or postponed due to...Read more