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  • The rise and fall of Rafael Nadal

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    17 Dec 2014 | 2:47 pm
    Dec. 8: Men's player of year | Dec. 9: Women's player of year | Dec. 10: Top men's matches | Dec. 11: Top women's matches | Dec. 12: Top shot-makers |...
  • 2015 may defy prediction

    Women Who Serve
    Diane
    3 Dec 2014 | 7:01 pm
    If 2014 was the year of the unexpected, then 2015 is--at least for now--a year in which we aren't really sure what to expect. The times occasionally appear to be changing, and then--just like that--it feels as though the beloved veterans run the show. Who will rise in the coming season, who will struggle, and who will inevitably fade, albeit with an unchanged fighting spirit?All eyes are always on world number 1 Serena Williams, whose performance tends to defy prediction--of any kind. Williams is 33 years old in biological years, but in tennis years, she's practically ageless. We've seen her…
  • Video: Rafa Nadal's new move... Babolat

    ATP Men's Tennis
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:35 am
    Video: Rafa Nadal's new move... BabolatRafa is ready. Are you? #TheNewMove
  • Tommy Hilfiger Signs Rafael Nadal as global brand ambassador for the Tommy Hilfiger underwear and Tommy Hilfiger Tailored collections

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    The Insider
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:46 am
    It has been confirmed that Rafael Nadal has signed to Tommy Hilfiger Group. Rafael Nadal will become the global brand ambassador for the Tommy Hilfiger underwear and Tommy Hilfiger Tailored collections beginning in Fall 2015. “Rafael Nadal has been a longtime personal friend and supporter of our brand, and I’m continuously inspired by his dedication and passion for his sport,” said Tommy Hilfiger. “This exclusive partnership brings one of the greatest athletes of this generation into our Tommy family. Rafael embodies an effortless sense of style that exemplifies and reflects our brand…
  • WATCH: Football meets table tennis

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    15 Dec 2014 | 5:37 pm
    Watch the Top 10 plays of Headis, a sport that combines football and table tennis in epic fashion.
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  • Captain Courageous

    22 Nov 2014 | 12:10 pm
    Credit Swiss Davis Cup Severin Luthi with making a great decision sometime Friday night or this morning. After consulting with his players, Luthi decided to yank the scheduled doubles team Marco Chiudinelli and Michael Lammer in favor of Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka. The net result: A decisive, 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 win for Switzerland—and a 2-1 points lead in the best-of-five-point Davis Cup final. Chiudinelli and Lammer are low-ranked journeymen in both singles and doubles. With the tie knotted at 1-all, Luthi could not afford to stand by and watch a ritual slaughter, inflicted by 2014 French…
  • Gael Force Win

    21 Nov 2014 | 1:51 pm
    Anyone who ever wondered what it might take for Gael Monfils to set aside his love of showmanship and exhibitions of athleticism in favor of punishing, intelligent, result-oriented tennis received the answer today: A record number of fans—27,432—watching him in Lille as his French side trailed Switzerland 1-0 in the Davis Cup final. Monfils found himself looking down the barrel of the cannon, tended by Roger Federer, after Stan the Occasional Man Wawrinka pummeled French No. 1 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2. Monfils responded with perhaps the most impressive match of his career…
  • A Cup Overflowing

    18 Nov 2014 | 8:01 am
  • Half a Loaf

    15 Nov 2014 | 9:17 pm
    The main theme of the lackluster round-robin portion of this year’s ATP World Tour Finals was “blowout.” There were a number of truly impressive performances but, alas, no great matches. That changed dramatically on knockout semifinal Saturday. By the time it was over—after Roger Federer had stared down four match points to guarantee that the ATP season would end with a much-anticipated Federer vs. Novak Djokovic final—the theme had dramatically shifted to “atonement.” To start things off, Kei Nishikori went where no other man in the field had been able to venture during this…
  • The Surreal World

    13 Nov 2014 | 4:55 pm
    After Novak Djokovic’s comprehensive 6-3, 6-0 defeat of Stan Wawrinka yesterday, Roger Federer fans had plenty of reason to fear for their man’s fate. Today, though, they might be strolling around, chests puffed out, demanding, “Bring us Djokovic!” You can hardly fault them, not after the way Federer handled Andy Murray on this, the last day of Group B round-robin play. Federer played near flawless tennis and humiliated Murray, 6-0, 6-1. It was such a terrible pasting that Federer, making no effort to disguise his sympathy for Murray, allowed afterward that he was somewhat pleased…
 
 
 
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  • Serena Williams Hit the Road for the Ultimate RUN South Beach for Charity

    Tennis Panorama News
    15 Dec 2014 | 5:21 pm
      Serena Williams Live Ultimate Run   (December 14, 2014) Most likely inspired by her close friend and fellow tennis pro Caroline Wozniacki, who completed the New York City Marathon in November, tennis’ world No. 1 Serena Williams hit the road with more than two thousand runners from South Florida and around the country for the inaugural Serena Williams Ultimate RUN South Beach on Sunday Williams ran her first quarter marathon among others who also participated in the 5K Run/Walk and Team Challenge – bringing together runners of all ages and abilities. The run raised money for…
  • ATP Announces Prize Money Increases Topping $100 Million in 2015

    Tennis Panorama News
    12 Dec 2014 | 9:30 am
    (December 12, 2014) ATP tour prize money will top $100 million for the first time in 2015. The ATP prize money will increase over the next four years and reach $135 million by 2018. The Masters 1000 tournaments will see the biggest increases with an overall 14-percent hike over the next four years, while the 250 events will go up by an average of 3.5 percent. The official ATP news release on the increases:  LONDON — The ATP has announced significant increases over the next four years that will see overall player compensation on the ATP World Tour reach US$135 million by 2018. Player…
  • 2015 PowerShares Series Schedule Announced: Tour to Feature Roddick, Agassi and Sampras

    Tennis Panorama News
    9 Dec 2014 | 3:38 pm
    (December 9, 2014) NEW YORK, NY  – The 2015 PowerShares Series tennis circuit announced the dates, venues and fields that will feature 2014 tour champion John McEnroe defending his crown versus a group of legends led by Andy Roddick, Andre Agassi, Pete Sampras and Jim Courier. InsideOut Sports & Entertainment, a division of Horizon Media, made the announcement on Tuesday. The North American tennis circuit for champion tennis players will visit 12 cities in 2015, kicking off on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 in Salt Lake City and concluding Saturday, May 2 in Vancouver. Players competing on…
  • WTA Sets Up 10 Year Media Rights Deal

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    9 Dec 2014 | 3:02 am
    (December 10, 2014) — The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) Board of Directors approved a  10 year media agreement of more than US$525 million with incumbent partner, PERFORM.  This extended partnership is the largest live media rights and production venture in the history of the WTA and in women’s sports. For the first time as part of a major strategic move for the WTA, the aggregation and centralization of all WTA tournament media rights will deliver every WTA event across linear, digital and over-the-top (OTT) offerings.  Ultimately, this will improve the fan experience by…
  • Radwanska Hires Navratilova to Coaching Team

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    8 Dec 2014 | 3:48 pm
    Martina Navratilova (December 8, 2014) Joining the trend of some of the top male players in hiring former Grand Slam champions as coaches, Poland’s Agnieszka Radwanska, No. 6 in the world has hired 18-time major winner Martina Navratilova to her coaching team.   So happy to announce @Martina as the newest member of my coaching team! — Aga Radwanska (@ARadwanska) December 8, 2014 Am very excited to be working with @ARadwanska and her team:), should be a fun ride!!! — Martina Navratilova (@Martina) December 8, 2014
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  • Martina Navratilova marries long-time girlfriend Julia Lemigova

    Marija
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:36 am
    On Monday, December 16th, Martina Navratilova married her long-time girlfriend Julia Lemigova, something the 58-year-old tennis legend had hardly thought she would have achieved as a gay woman. This is her first marriage and Navratilova jokingly commented that it was about time she got married. Growing up as a gay woman, you just don't ever think about that. And then about 10 years ago, I thought, 'I think within 10 years gay marriage will be legal.' And here we are, 10 years later. Navratilova, who has recently become a coach of world No.6 Agnieszka Radwanska, proposed to…
  • Photo overview of Caroline Wozniacki and Adidas by Stella McCartney throughout 2014: asymmetry, innovative colors and prints, flirty skirts and shorts

    Marija
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:42 pm
    We are already quite sure that Caroline Wozniacki will open 2015 in this blue/mint romantically printed Adidas by Stella McCartney dress and matching Barricade shoes, as even a promo photo was released a few days ago, but we can't step into the new year without having a closer look at the Dane's 2014 outfits, the tradition we have long nurtured here on Women's Tennis Blog as part of our Fashion Retrospections. As most players, prior to the Australian Open the world No.8 wore the dress in which she finalized the previous, 2013 season – the infamous, overly busy and super…
  • Are you a good tennis predictor? Join John Bolan in his 2015 WTA year-end rankings forecast and win a WTA player autograph

    Marija
    16 Dec 2014 | 5:55 am
    Over years some topics have spontaneously turned into special fan favorite series here on Women's Tennis Blog and John Bolan's pre-season year-end Top 10 ranking predictions have definitely acquired that status. This year we're actually celebrating fifth straight year (half a decade!) of our friend's WTA forecasts. As always, John is inviting all of you to join him in the comments and if at the end of 2015 your Top 10 standings turn out to be the most accurate, John will award you with an autograph of one of your favorite WTA players. Comments received by January 1st,…
  • Serena Williams gives her curves a marathon workout for charity in Miami

    Marija
    15 Dec 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Serena Williams has joined her bestie Caroline Wozniacki in marathon endeavors, running a track in Miami to support the Serena Williams Fund which benefits education and victims of violent crimes. The inaugural Ultimate Run, which took place on Sunday, December 14th, included a quarter marathon and a 5K run-walk and everyone was invited, from celebrities, elite runners and fitness fanatics, to stroller moms, the young and the young at heart. Serena tying her Nike Pegasus 31 shoes Serena reached the finish line of her quarter marathon in one hour and 14 minutes, wearing an all-black outfit…
  • A closer look at new Adidas designs for 2015 + Wozniacki promo photo

    Marija
    14 Dec 2014 | 1:53 pm
    About twenty days ago I showed you a sneak peek of new Adidas dresses that Caroline Wozniacki and Ana Ivanovic will most probably wear at the 2015 Australian Open and now we can have a much closer look at the collections, as I've found closeup photos at Tennis Warehouse Europe, plus, today Adidas tweeted a promo pic of Wozniacki. The new Adidas by Stella McCartney clothes very much resemble the designer's last year's numerous yellow and green printed outfits, especially this top and skirt combo that the Dane wore in Dubai, Monterrey and Madrid. Moreover, besides continuing…
 
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  • Federer, Wawrinka Facing Biggest Test of Careers

    Tennis Talk, Anyone?
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:58 am
    It wasn’t so long ago that Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka—two of the top four players in the world—lost a Davis Cup tie that they were overwhelming favorites to win. At home.Indoors on clay.Against the United States.The Swiss team has managed to bounce back against that most ignominious defeat quite nicely and finds itself in the Davis Cup finals for only the second time in the nation’s history. And even though Federer and Wawrinka have had fantastic years, they’re faced with some serious obstacles:Playing indoors on clay.On the road against a veteran French team.Balky health.And…
  • So, what have I missed?

    Tennis Talk, Anyone?
    14 Nov 2014 | 4:02 pm
    Only a couple Slams, some Masters 1000 events, a year-end championship, a Fed Cup title, a Davis Cup round or two...You get the idea!But let's let all that go and talk about the here and now, now being the ATP World Tour Finals. Not much drama on the singles side with a lot of whuppings going on. Should be some good semifinal matches, though. Kei Nishikori is a gamer, Novak Djokovic is on fire, Roger Federer is playing like it's the late aughts and Stan Wawrinka has been solid. It's a solid efinal four, and one I'll ruminate on post-matchups.And I promise it'll be sooner than my last post!
  • Still going (kinda) strong after all these years!

    Tennis Talk, Anyone?
    23 Jun 2014 | 2:52 pm
    Happy birthday!Not to you (unless it is your birthday!), not to me (still a month away).Rather to this old blog of mine, Tennis Talk, Anyone? Seven years old today!My, they grow up so fast!I can't even begin to list all the things that have happened tennis-wise over the years, but they've been great and a lot of them due to TTA?.I know I don't get to post as much as I'd like, but I try and vow to try even harder. And if you're still reading this blog, thank you so much! I hope it doesn't let you down.
  • Wimbledon picks for '14 (and as always, from the fourth round on)

    Tennis Talk, Anyone?
    22 Jun 2014 | 7:12 pm
    I missed it for the French, but in true TTA? fashion—aside from that aforementioned blemish—here's my Slam predictions, from the fourth round on. Enjoy the start of Wimbledon! MENFourth RoundNovak Djokovic (1) vs. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (14)Fernando Verdasco (18) vs. Tomas Berdych (6)Andy Murray (3) vs. Kevin Anderson (20)Grigor Dimitrov (11) vs. Marcos BaghdatisDenis Istomin vs. Feliciano Lopez (19)Lleyton Hewitt vs. Roger Federer (4)Milos Raonic (8) vs. Philipp Kohlschreiber (22)Richard Gasquet (13) vs. Rafael Nadal (2)QuarterfinalsDjokovic vs. BerdychMurray vs. DimitrovLopez vs.
  • The TTA? answer to improve American men's tennis

    Tennis Talk, Anyone?
    1 May 2014 | 9:42 pm
    Earlier this year, I wrote an article stating that U.S. men's tennis is actually in alright shape—or at least that there's cause for optimism.But now, but now (I had to type it twice for extra emphasis!) I just don't know.All doesn't have to be lost, though. Why just tonight, in fact, I've come up with two ways that the fates and fortunes of the U.S.-born can improve. And since the whole point of a blog is to share your thoughts, here they are:1. Make the CommitmentSomeone's going to have to do this: the second that their U.S. Clay Court Championship run is over, they have to hop on a plane…
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  • Changes in 2015 for USTA National Summer Championships; Few Surprises on Day One of Junior Orange Bowl

    Colette Lewis
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:01 pm
    The USTA board has approved changes to the 2015 USTA Clay Court and National 16s and 18s championships.  After a qualifying tournament was held in 2014 to determine eight spots in a 128-player draw, the tournaments will revert to the 192-player draws they had prior to 2014.  Alternate methods of gaining entry have also been reintroduced. The changes:1. Eliminates Qualifier:  Replaces the 64-player qualifier and 128-player main draw at the Boys' and Girls' 18 and 16 USTA National Clay Court Championships and The USTA National Championships (Hard Courts) and with a main draw of…
  • Eddie Herr Slideshow, Videos

    Colette Lewis
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:25 am
    All Eddie Herr semifinalists and doubles finalists appear in the slideshow, and despite the finals all being played simultaneously, there is at least a short video of all the champions. My recap of the tournament for the Tennis Recruiting Network was published last Friday. Videos of the 16s and 18s champions are below, with links to the 12s and 14s champions' videos here: Boys 12s: Jungwon ParkGirls 12s: Himari SatoBoys 14s: Nicolas MejiaGirls 14s: Anastasia PotapovaI will be posting the videos of the Eddie Herr and Metropolia Orange Bowl finalists next month, when I return home and have more…
  • ITA Division I Operating Committee Votes to Continue Support of No-ad Format

    Colette Lewis
    15 Dec 2014 | 3:10 pm
    At the ITA convention this past weekend, the decision to retain the format previously approved for college tennis this summer--no-ad for singles and doubles, with three doubles matches decided by one six-game set, and six singles matches with best two out of three sets--was approved by the ITA Operating Committee.It appears the originally approved clinch/clinch rule, which would leave singles matches unfinished when a team reaches four points, has been amended to require completion of all singles matches, although conference rules still take precedence. Although the NCAA is barely mentioned…
  • Kenin Takes Metropolia Orange Bowl Girls Title, Kozlov Wins Boys Championship in Singles and Doubles

    Colette Lewis
    14 Dec 2014 | 7:31 pm
    ©Colette Lewis 2014--Plantation, FL--Pembroke Pines may not be well known to those living outside of South Florida, but the city's profile was raised considerably in the tennis world Sunday, when two of its 16-year-old residents--Stefan Kozlov and Sonya Kenin--hoisted the winners' trophies at the Metropolia Orange Bowl.For Kozlov, who was a finalist last year in the 18s, and runnerup in the Junior Orange Bowl 12s in 2009 and the 14s in 2011, the feeling after defeating unseeded Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 was more relief than elation."Losing in the final three times, losing in…
  • Kenin and Neel Meet for Girls Metropolia Orange Bowl Title; Kozlov Reaches Second Straight Final; Riffice, Andreescu Collect 16s Championships

    Colette Lewis
    13 Dec 2014 | 7:11 pm
    ©Colette Lewis 2014--Plantation, FL--It's not every tournament that witnesses the losses of three ITF junior No. 1s before the finals, but this year's Metropolia Orange Bowl can claim that distinction, with two of them losing in Saturday's semifinals.CiCi Bellis, who will take over the No. 1 position on Monday and finish the year there, was beaten by No. 13 seed Sonya Kenin 6-3, 6-2, while current boys No. 1 Andrey Rublev of Russia lost to unseeded Stefanos Tsitispas of Greece 6-4, 7-5.  Bellis had earned the No. 1 spot by winning Friday after current girls No. 1 Shilin Xu lost in the…
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  • On-court antics: How I learned to stop worrying and love 8.0 playoffs

    Naf
    3 Dec 2014 | 6:08 am
    The 8.0 mixed doubles season out here has been ... interesting. There has been a lack of urgency because all eight teams make the playoffs. At the same time, it's also a good idea to jockey for position in some way -- because if you can grab home court advantage, well, that's ideal.That's what my team had in mind for the last regular season match. Win, and you move into the second slot and have at least two playoff matches at your house. (The final is at a neutral location.) Lose, and you drop to fourth, and what would be a very tough first-round match against a team we barely beat during the…
  • On-court antics: The 9.0 experiment

    Naf
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:01 am
    So what had happened was, we were sitting at home, just minding our own business, and my husband gets a text."Would you play 9.0 if you got asked?"I shrugged. "Sure," I said, but seriously. Who would ask me? My USTA records are out there for the world to see. Let's be for real.An hour later, as I was getting the kids ready for bed, he peeks his head. "You need to sign up tonight. They sent you a team number."And that's how I ended up on a 9.0 team this season, people. Basically, they had a 5.0 player and needed a 4.0 woman to play with him, so they were in a pinch. The match was in two days.
  • State of the Fed Cup

    Naf
    14 Nov 2014 | 6:26 am
    The Fed Cup, once again, came and went with nary a murmur on ESPN or most anywhere else. Well, except for this one small detail that the court it was played on was illegal.New York Times tennis writer Ben Rothenberg tweeted over the weekend that the ITF ruled the courts was just over the measured limit for speed, but that it was too late to do anything about it, so they would just play the FED CUP FINAL ON AN ILLEGAL COURT.I know, I know. You've sold the tickets. The people are there, the players are there, the show must go on. But I guess the main question is: Why is checking the court the…
  • On-court antics: 7.0 mixed

    Naf
    8 Nov 2014 | 6:05 am
    I'm not much of a tennis snob. It's more like being a tennis whore.I will do anything to play more tennis, especially in the winter. Still, joining a 7.0 team as a 4.0 player might be considered going too far by some.But here is why I did it:1. The 7.0 season out here is twice the length of the 8.0 season. There are roughly a million teams, compared to eight for the 8.0 division.2. I thought it'd be easy. "I'm pretty good," I told myself. "I can carry a 3.0 player. So this will be just like practice for me -- you know, for 8.0 tennis. For the big dogs."What has happened since is not exactly…
  • Top of the heap

    Naf
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:21 am
    Before I get into how great Serena Williams is, let's give the WTA a huge big-ups for FINALLY reworking the WTA Championships doubles draw. It's not perfect. "Perfect" is the way the men do it with a round-robin for doubles as well as singles. But it was a giant step for womankind to expand the draw from four to eight teams. See, that right there is a tournament, OK? And how about Sania Mirza and Cara Black bringing home the trophy? What an interesting team -- built basically around Mirza dictating play with her forehand and Black just cleaning up on Aisle Loser. Very impressive stuff. Now,…
 
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  • Nadal Will be New Face of Tommy Hilfiger

    17 Dec 2014 | 6:08 am
    The 14-time Grand Slam champion will become the face of Tommy Hilfiger for two years. Tommy Hilfiger announced that Rafael Nadal will serve as global brand ambassador for Tommy Hilfiger Underwear and Tommy Hilfiger tailored collections. Vamos Rafa! We’re excited to welcome @RafaelNadal as our new ambassador for #TommyHilfiger Underwear and Tailored pic.twitter.com/3B5YaWEaGH — Tommy Hilfiger (@TommyHilfiger) December 17, 2014 According to Lisa Lockwood of Women’s Wear Daily, Nadal will be photographed next spring in Spain so that he can appear in the company’s fall…
  • Williams Sisters Singing – Nadal’s Tweet of the Year

    15 Dec 2014 | 8:13 am
    This weekend in tennis news brought us Serena Williams’ charity race and some post-event karaoke. Plus, see what Roger Federer had to say about his gas tank, watch Caroline Wozniacki and Gael Monfils play piano, and find out more about Rafael Nadal’s Tweet of the Year.
  • Federer’s Sky Hook – Sharapova & Dimitrov’s Stroll

    11 Dec 2014 | 9:13 am
    This week in tennis news brought us Caroline Wozniacki’s fancy footwork, a high-fashion stroll from Maria Sharapova and Grigor Dimitrov, and replays of one of Roger Federer’s best shots ever. Plus, watch Elton John take a tennis tumble and get a 90s flashback from Jennifer Capriati.
  • Eugenie Bouchard Inks Deal with WME-IMG

    11 Dec 2014 | 5:19 am
    The 20-year-old also joins IMG Models as part of the deal. The bidding wars are over. 20-year-old Canadian sensation Eugenie Bouchard has signed a global marketing and management deal with talent agency WME-IMG. Also See: Radwanska and Navratilova to Join Forces in 2015 Bouchard’s team will be headed by Serena Williams' agent, Jill Smoller. Bouchard, who let her contract with Lagerdere expire this year, has also been signed by IMG Models, and hopes to use the duel-pronged approach to facilitate her global branding. IMG Models represents supermodels such as Gisele Bundchen and…
  • Federer’s Dorky Dancing – Eugenie Bouchard's New Coach

    8 Dec 2014 | 8:20 am
    This weekend in tennis news brought us some hilarious dancing from Roger Federer and some choreographed moves from Gael Monfils, Ana Ivanovic and more. Plus, watch Kei Nishikori with his adoring fans, and find out who Genie Bouchard has “Twitter tabbed” as her new coach.
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  • 2015 may defy prediction

    Diane
    3 Dec 2014 | 7:01 pm
    If 2014 was the year of the unexpected, then 2015 is--at least for now--a year in which we aren't really sure what to expect. The times occasionally appear to be changing, and then--just like that--it feels as though the beloved veterans run the show. Who will rise in the coming season, who will struggle, and who will inevitably fade, albeit with an unchanged fighting spirit?All eyes are always on world number 1 Serena Williams, whose performance tends to defy prediction--of any kind. Williams is 33 years old in biological years, but in tennis years, she's practically ageless. We've seen her…
  • 2014--year of the unexpected

    Diane
    17 Nov 2014 | 7:56 am
    Great speech from @Petra_Kvitova during Li Na's retirement ceremony at @ChinaOpen--> http://t.co/xgYMMz2Hqd #WTA pic.twitter.com/KUbV0BKcX9— WTA (@WTA) September 30, 2014In some great ways, and in some not so good ways, expectations were often not met in the 2014 season. The player expected to have a superior season had (her version of) a mediocre season right to the last quarter. A beloved player we hoped to see at least one more year was forced to leave the tour because of chronic injury, and two players who had faded from the spotlight decided it was time to get back in it and…
  • Czech Republic wins third Fed Cup title in four years

    Diane
    9 Nov 2014 | 1:40 pm
    Led by @Petra_Kvitova, Czechs sweep #FedCup final vs. Germany 3-0. Third title in four years: http://t.co/hABQBw5Hdc pic.twitter.com/pv96ndOlyR— TENNIS.com (@Tennis) November 9, 2014No team has ever lost the first two rubbers of a Fed Cup final and come back to win the title. That was the job facing Germany today in Prague, and Angelique Kerber gave her all, but in the end, a tired, hurting Petra Kvitova found a way to defeat Kerber 7-6, 4-6, 6-4.  "It's for your country," said Kvitova after the match, "but always when you are not feeling great and you don't have enough energy, you…
  • Petko wins Tournament of Champions, Woz speeds through NYC

    Diane
    2 Nov 2014 | 11:56 am
    .@AndreaPetkovic wins @WTATOCSofia w/ 16 64 63 victory over Pennetta, 3rd title of 2014-> http://t.co/xYL2Osri1f #WTA pic.twitter.com/wvXq4c80oA— WTA (@WTA) November 2, 2014Andrea Petkovic won her third title of 2014 today--the Tournament of Champions in Sofia, Bulgaria. Petkovic defeated Flavia Pennetta 1-6, 6-4, 6-3, as the Italian faded in the final set from what appeared to be fatigue. Petkovic, whose season has turned into a successful comeback journey, is now number 14 in the world, and Pennetta (who knows more about "comeback" than anyone) is number 13. Meanwhile, Magda Linette…
  • Some thoughts about Singapore

    Diane
    26 Oct 2014 | 1:16 pm
    Serena Williams ends her season on a high. Beats Simona Halep 6-3, 6-0 to win the #WTA Finals. http://t.co/wZK4EZi5Sj pic.twitter.com/fDyRpXDb06— SI Tennis  (@SI_Tennis) October 26, 2014The WTA Finals are over, and was that ever an interesting event. Consider some of the things that happened:Both Caroline Wozniacki and Ana Ivanovic played superb tennis, which kind of "sealed" their comeback status in 2014.Simona Halep allowed Serena Williams to win only two games in one of their matches, and also delivered a rare bagel to the world number 1.Halep then pretty much fell apart during the…
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  • 2014 ATP Year in Review

    Todd.Spiker
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:46 pm
    There's no such thing as a "Mr.Backspin" award, but there are ATP lists. Lots and lots of lists.Much like the WTA, where four woman won slam titles and eight reached major finals in 2014, the men spread around the silver hardware this past season. Four different men won slams, including two first-timers from OUTSIDE the Big 4 circle. Six men filled the eight slam final slots, including at the U.S. Open, which saw the tour's first major men's final in more than nine and a half years that didn't include a Federer, Nadal, Djokovic or Murray. The situation even jumped disciplines to the doubles,…
  • WTA Special: 2014 Players of the Year

    Todd.Spiker
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Galileo is currently on the "injured reserve" list and has a difficult time typing out his thoughts, so he'll have to forgo his weekly recaps for the remainder of the season. But he was quite the dedicated lot and managed to fight through the pain to deliver his WTA Players-of-the-Year list.So...*2014 WTA PLAYERS OF THE YEAR*1. Serena Williams...Williams had not had the top ranking since 2009 but in February of last year she took it off Vika Azarenka. Vika ,incidentally, is now ranked #32. She has already had a whole career with ups and downs and she's only 25. Mind you by the time Williams…
  • Wk.42- Six Degrees of Davydenko

    Todd.Spiker
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:55 pm
    Hey Y'all. Galileo here. "He's very fast. He plays like PlayStation," Del Potro said. "He runs to everywhere. It's very difficult to make winners."Yes I am talking about the mighty Davydenko. A four time semi-finalist [twice at the French and US] and a winner of the WTF, Davydenko cracked the Top 10 in 2005 and stayed there all the way until he was derailed by injury in 2010. He reached world number three in November of 2006 and won 21 titles overall, with several Masters thrown in there, too. Nikolay played for prize money but he also played because he enjoyed it, because he was the best. He…
  • Wk.41- The Little Frenchman That Could

    Todd.Spiker
    14 Oct 2014 | 8:52 pm
    Hey Y'all. Galileo here.There are some books we all read as kids. One of these books was called "The Little Engine That Could" and it was written in the 1930's. The French tennis train has broken down. And all the various Frenchmen -- or trains -- are too busy or otherwise distracted to deal with it. But not Gilles Simon. Simon is the little train that could. He is that train that will push the other broken train over that mountain. He is the little train, the overlooked train, the forgotten train. He is the train that is left to its own devices, the train that may sometimes not work…
  • Wk.40- If at First You Don’t Succeed...

    Todd.Spiker
    7 Oct 2014 | 4:13 am
    Hey Y'all. Galileo here.Yes, Djokovic has won 26 matches -- or something equally ridiculous number -- in a row in Beijing, but spare a thought for poor Milos Raonic. He has made three consecutive finals in Tokyo and lost them all in three sets. He has lost two of them to the same man. That has got to sting.Raonic has gone 14-5 in the tournament. In 2010 and 2011 he lost to Nadal in the second round but since then he has been one of the strongest performers. He lost to Nishikori in 2012, at love in the third set, Berdych the next year and now Nishikori again. He will try again next year,…
 
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  • Tommy Hilfiger Signs Rafael Nadal as global brand ambassador for the Tommy Hilfiger underwear and Tommy Hilfiger Tailored collections

    The Insider
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:46 am
    It has been confirmed that Rafael Nadal has signed to Tommy Hilfiger Group. Rafael Nadal will become the global brand ambassador for the Tommy Hilfiger underwear and Tommy Hilfiger Tailored collections beginning in Fall 2015. “Rafael Nadal has been a longtime personal friend and supporter of our brand, and I’m continuously inspired by his dedication and passion for his sport,” said Tommy Hilfiger. “This exclusive partnership brings one of the greatest athletes of this generation into our Tommy family. Rafael embodies an effortless sense of style that exemplifies and reflects our brand…
  • Victoria Azarenka Driving Gangster Style

    The Insider
    3 Dec 2014 | 7:18 am
    Victoria Azarenka thought she would throw up her hood in the car??? Im hoping it was raining outside. Your reading: Victoria Azarenka Driving Gangster Style originally appeared on: The Tennis Times Join our Community: Twitter, Facebook
  • Sabine Lisicki – Sexy Boxing with some Nike Product Placement Thrown in

    The Insider
    3 Dec 2014 | 1:16 am
    Sabine Lisicki in the gym and thought she would post a quick photo to Facebook, but seems like her manager needed a bit of product placement done and the Nike logo just appears in the middle Your reading: Sabine Lisicki – Sexy Boxing with some Nike Product Placement Thrown in originally appeared on: The Tennis Times Join our Community: Twitter, Facebook
  • Bernard Tomic New Sports Car – Limited Edition Audi R8 V10

    The Insider
    30 Nov 2014 | 5:12 am
    Bernard Tomic is back with another sports car. Even after having trouble on the Gold Coast he though it would be fun to buy a Limited Edition R8 V10. Your reading: Bernard Tomic New Sports Car – Limited Edition Audi R8 V10 originally appeared on: The Tennis Times Join our Community: Twitter, Facebook
  • Busy day in the life of Andy Murray

    Glenys Furness
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:14 pm
    Well, what a day to announce things, Andy Murray has had a very busy day for news today.  First the news broke (and confirmed on his website) that he has split with Jez Green (fitness trainer – this to be honest had probably been on the cards for a while, as Jez has not been travelling as much with the team, and is working with another young tennis player) and more of a surprise to the outside world Dani Vallvedu his assistant coach.  He is keeping on Ameile as his head coach.  The official announcement says it was mutual and that they all felt a change was for the best for them all,…
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  • Live Stream; Manila Mavericks vs Singapore Slammers

    Tennis Guru
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:58 pm
    The Live Stream; Manila Mavericks vs Singapore Slammers is available here. This inaugural tournament takes place in four major Asian cities from November 28 to December 13. Former and current ATP and WTA stars will participate in an exciting new tennis format starting in the Philippines from November 28 to 30; Singapore from December 2 to 4; India from December 6 to 8 and United Arab Emirates from December 11 to 13. Watch Live Stream; Manila Mavericks vs Singapore Slammers Access the LINKS here [FREE Registration required]: Stream 1 | Stream 2 | Stream 3 | Stream 4 Here are the team…
  • Live Stream: UAE Royals vs Micromax Indian Aces

    Tennis Guru
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:57 pm
    The Live Stream: UAE Royals vs Micromax Indian Aces is available here. This inaugural tournament takes place in four major Asian cities from November 28 to December 13. Former and current ATP and WTA stars will participate in an exciting new tennis format starting in the Philippines from November 28 to 30; Singapore from December 2 to 4; India from December 6 to 8 and United Arab Emirates from December 11 to 13. Watch Live Stream: UAE Royals vs Micromax Indian Aces Access the LINKS here [FREE Registration required]: Stream 1 | Stream 2 | Stream 3 | Stream 4 Here are the team compositions:…
  • Live Stream: Manila Mavericks vs Micromax Indian Aces

    Tennis Guru
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:56 pm
    The Live Stream: Manila Mavericks vs Micromax Indian Aces is available here. This inaugural tournament takes place in four major Asian cities from November 28 to December 13. Former and current ATP and WTA stars will participate in an exciting new tennis format starting in the Philippines from November 28 to 30; Singapore from December 2 to 4; India from December 6 to 8 and United Arab Emirates from December 11 to 13. Watch Live Stream: Manila Mavericks vs Micromax Indian Aces Access the LINKS here [FREE Registration required]: Stream 1 | Stream 2 | Stream 3 | Stream 4 Here are the team…
  • Live Stream: UAE Royals vs Singapore Slammers

    Tennis Guru
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:56 pm
    The Live Stream: UAE Royals vs Singapore Slammers is available here. This inaugural tournament takes place in four major Asian cities from November 28 to December 13. Former and current ATP and WTA stars will participate in an exciting new tennis format starting in the Philippines from November 28 to 30; Singapore from December 2 to 4; India from December 6 to 8 and United Arab Emirates from December 11 to 13. Watch Live Stream: UAE Royals vs Singapore Slammers Access the LINKS here [FREE Registration required]: Stream 1 | Stream 2 | Stream 3 | Stream 4 Here are the team compositions: Manila…
  • Live Stream: Manila Mavericks vs UAE Royals

    Tennis Guru
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:55 pm
    The Live Stream: Manila Mavericks vs UAE Royals is available here. This inaugural tournament takes place in four major Asian cities from November 28 to December 13. Former and current ATP and WTA stars will participate in an exciting new tennis format starting in the Philippines from November 28 to 30; Singapore from December 2 to 4; India from December 6 to 8 and United Arab Emirates from December 11 to 13. Watch Live Stream: Manila Mavericks vs UAE Royals Access the LINKS here [FREE Registration required]: Stream 1 | Stream 2 | Stream 3 | Stream 4 Here are the team compositions: Manila…
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  • Rafael Nadal Signs With Tommy Hilfiger

    18 Dec 2014 | 2:26 am
    Rafael Nadal Signs With Tommy Hilfiger Rafael Nadal and Tommy Hilfiger agreed on a partnership Wednesday that will promote the designer’s underwear and tailored collections. The campaign will be photographed early next year and will be introduced in Spain in the fall.Rafa said, “I’ve always admired Tommy Hilfiger’s cool, all-American designs which are sophisticated and easy to wear, and I’m excited to be partnering with the brand.”Hilfiger is thrilled to have Nadal serve as the company’s global brand ambassador. “This exclusive partnership brings one of the greatest athletes…
  • Moya bets on Rafa to comeback stronger

    17 Dec 2014 | 3:57 am
    Moya bets on Rafa to comeback stronger Rafael Nadal has managed to win a remarkable 14 Grand Slam titles despite an injury-stricken career and he is only going to come back stronger from his latest setback, feels fellow countryman and former world number one Carlos Moya.Nadal is back to practice following his injury to remove appendix and a stem cell treatment for his ailing back."He (Nadal) is starting to practice now. I have been in constant touch with him. He has been very unlucky with the injuries. Having said that, every time he has had an injury he has come back stronger than before.
  • Nole and Rafa headline Qatar ExxonMobil Open

    17 Dec 2014 | 3:52 am
    Nole and Rafa headline Qatar ExxonMobil Open The Qatar ExxonMobil Open tournament heralds the return of the defending champion Rafael Nadal and world No1 Novak Djokovic.The tournament has four players ranked in the top 10 with the addition of regular visitors Tomas Berdych and David Ferrer.Berdych won his second ATP World Tour doubles title by partnering Jan Hajek to success in the final at Doha in 2014.Other players of note in the entry list include Ernests Gulbis and Richard Gasquet.The cut off for the tournament direct entrants is Nicolas Almagro ranked 71.Qatar ExxonMobil Open tournament…
  • Video: Rafa Nadal's new move... Babolat

    16 Dec 2014 | 9:35 am
    Video: Rafa Nadal's new move... BabolatRafa is ready. Are you? #TheNewMove
  • Advantages of Using Artificial Clay Tennis Courts

    16 Dec 2014 | 6:39 am
    Advantages of Using Artificial Clay Tennis CourtsAs a sport, tennis is growing in popularity worldwide with many youngsters looking to follow in the footsteps of their favourite sporting stars. This means the demand for high quality training facilities is also on the increase as the athletes of tomorrow need the right place to develop their skills. However it’s sometimes difficult for schools and local tennis clubs to provide the best courts and facilities while trying to stick within a budget. This is where an artificial clay tennis court can be an extremely useful and cost effective…
 
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  • Arthur Ashe On Tennis Book Review – Tennis Quick Tips Podcast 64

    Kim Selzman
    16 Dec 2014 | 6:30 am
    I love books. All kinds of books. In fact, I just dressed up as Tiny Tim for my book club’s reading of “A Christmas Carol.” That’s how much I love books. And I especially love tennis books. I have lots and lots of them and there are a special few of them that I read again and again to help improve my game. In this episode, I’ll tell you about one of my favorites – Arthur Ashe On Tennis. You can listen to this episode by clicking on the media player above or by listening in with your favorite podcast app. You can also subscribe in iTunes by clicking on this…
  • How To Play Better Cold Weather Tennis – Tennis Quick Tips Podcast 63

    Kim Selzman
    10 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    Here in Houston, it’s cold. And by cold, I mean we’re often having to play tennis in temperatures that are below 50 degrees Fahrenheit. I know for many of you, temperatures like that sound pleasant if not downright balmy. But look, people like me live in Houston for a reason and that reason is that we hate cold weather. So, to us, what is balmy for Maine is absolutely freeezzzzing. However you feel about what truly qualifies as cold weather, there’s one thing we can all agree on – playing tennis when it’s cold is a lot different than playing tennis when…
  • Join The Fun! Take The Tennis Fixation Year-End Survey

    Kim Selzman
    7 Dec 2014 | 5:17 pm
    With the end of the year in sight, I want to hear from you. I always appreciate your questions, comments and suggestions as they help me know exactly what it is you want from Tennis Fixation. I put this survey together because I wanted to be sure you had a chance to really tell me how I can make Tennis Fixation an even better tennis resource for you. This survey is very simple and very short and can be found below, at the bottom of this post. It has only 11 questions and should take just a few minutes to complete. If you can take the time to do this, it would help me so much in bringing the…
  • Best Holiday Gifts For Tennis Players – 2014 Stocking Stuffers

    Kim Selzman
    5 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    Another holiday gift guide for tennis players is here! Happy Tennis! So you’ve already seen my Best Holiday Gifts for Tennis Players – Women’s Edition and my Best Holiday Gifts for Tennis Players – Fitness Edition. In this guide, I’ll give you tons of ideas for stocking stuffers – little gifts that make a huge impact. These are all less than $15 and would be perfect for your favorite partner, captain or pro. And what the heck – pick up a few of these for yourself! Arthur Ashe On Tennis: Strokes, Strategy, Traditions, Players, Psychology, and Wisdom:…
  • We Have Winners For The Game Set Fab Holiday Tennis T-Shirt Giveaway!

    Kim Selzman
    4 Dec 2014 | 5:22 am
    We don’t have a winner. We have three winners! Last week, I had a giveaway with my new sponsor, Game Set Fab, for three of their super cute tennis t-shirts. And last night, I randomly selected three winners to receive the shirt of their choice. The winners are: Jenny T. Amy R. Thomas F. Thanks so much to everyone who entered this fun giveaway. I love these t-shirts and know the winners will enjoy them too. Stay tuned to Tennis Fixation because I’m having all kinds of holiday tennis fun here and have another giveaway coming very soon! Happy Tennis! This giveaway was sponsored by…
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    The British Pathé Blog

  • Churchill: A Life on Film

    The British Pathé Archive
    11 Dec 2014 | 5:42 am
    24 January 2015 marks 50 years since the death of a man who dominated 20th century politics like no other – British Prime Minister and international statesman Sir Winston Churchill. Throughout his life, British Pathé’s cameras provided the world with a unique, visual insight into his character. The company documented his career from the Sidney Street Siege in 1911 to his state funeral and has archive of many of his speeches. In 2002, Churchill was named the greatest Briton of all time. In honour of this anniversary, British Pathé has curated a definitive, visual archive of…
  • New YouTube Welcome Video

    The British Pathé Archive
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:02 am
    Check out our new YouTube welcome video! We’ve gone for Dramatic with a capital D. What do you think? We’ve appreciated your feedback since uploading our entire archive onto YouTube just a few months ago, and you’ll notice we’ve started making a few changes to our channel. We hope to take it forward while keeping the best of what’s been done before. Do let us know in the comments section below of the sorts of things you want to see on our channel. Subscribe now to the largest archive of history on YouTube. Follow us through the 20th Century and dive into the…
  • New Web Series – NOW & THEN

    The British Pathé Archive
    14 Nov 2014 | 4:50 am
    We’ve launched a new series on the British Pathé YouTube channel in which we will compare life in the present to life in the past. It’s called Did You Know – Now & Then. The first episode covers the topic of smoking and the change in the perception of cigarettes over time. It takes you from the introduction of cigarettes in the Western world to smoking’s apotheosis as a social phenomenon, and to its fall in popularity in recent years. Our second episode, on obesity, will be released shortly. Don’t forget to subscribe and to let us know your thoughts on…
  • Centenary of the Rohilla Tragedy

    The British Pathé Archive
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    It is 100 years since the WW1 hospital ship HMHS Rohilla sank off the coast of Whitby. The passenger steamer was part of the British Indian Steam Navigation Company fleet and was called up for service at the outbreak of the war. It ran aground in stormy seas a short time later with the loss of 83 lives. The British Pathé archive has footage of the sinking and the rescue effort. Amazingly, Titanic survivor Mary Kezia Roberts was also aboard and survived the disaster. British Pathé also has coverage of Titanic survivors arriving in New York aboard the Carpathia. Titanic’s sister ship…
  • Crime of the Century

    The British Pathé Archive
    19 Sep 2014 | 3:46 am
    It is 80 years since the arrest of Bruno Richard Hauptmann for the “Crime of the Century” – the kidnapping and murder of Charles Lindberg’s baby son. Pathé News covered the story from beginning to end, and key films from the archive are presented below. The crime remains shocking even eight decades later. _________________________________________________________________ BABY ‘LINDY’ KIDNAPPED (1932) Views of Charles Lindbergh’s home – just after his baby son was kidnapped – from a British Pathé newsreel released in cinemas on 14 March 1932.
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    Tech Spotlight

  • Terry Ledwidge, director of new business development at Link Engineering visits SEMA Central

    Bruce Spring
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:32 pm
    Terry Ledwidge, director of new business development at Link Engineering, visits SEMA Central and talks with Dennis Pittsenbarger, host of Discovery Channel’s “Highway to Sell,” about customizing a vehicle with confidence, and reducing new product development costs. Terry Ledwidge, director of new business development at Link Engineering visits SEMA Central
  • New Business Challenge – Assessment Criteria 2

    Bruce Spring
    16 Dec 2014 | 11:18 am
    This series of slideshows is offered to help you with your New Business Challenge submission by considering the judging criteria in more detail. Free learning from The Open University http://open.edu/openlearn New Business Challenge – Assessment Criteria 2
  • New Business Challenge – Introduction

    Bruce Spring
    15 Dec 2014 | 12:58 pm
    This series of slideshows is offered to help you with your New Business Challenge submission by considering the judging criteria in more detail. Free learning from The Open University http://open.edu/openlearn New Business Challenge – Introduction
  • GEDANKENtanken Interview: Christoph Giesa – New Business Order // Teil 1

    Bruce Spring
    14 Dec 2014 | 4:14 pm
    Christoph spricht mit Steffi über sein Buch “New Business Order”. Angefangen von der Buchidee, über seine alten Konzernerfahrungen hin zu unterschiedlichen Inhalten des Buches: Schmerzpunkte von Großunternehmen, was diese von Start-ups lernen können und wie unterschiedliche Generationen aufeinander treffen und über-/miteinander reden. Christoph Giesa: www.christophgiesa.de/ Dr. Steffi Burkhart: www.generation-why.org Und weitere GEDANKENimpulse gibt´s bei www.gedankentanken.com GEDANKENtanken Interview: Christoph Giesa – New Business Order // Teil 1
  • Barret’s New Business Opens | Insane Rhythm Music Lessons

    Bruce Spring
    13 Dec 2014 | 12:36 pm
    Nothing is more satisfying for a conservative than to see their children become entrepreneurs. I am very proud of Barret. He will be graduating from UTC with a music education degree this next year and is getting a jump on life. God job son! You can follow him on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/InsaneRhythm?pnref=lhc Places you can find me! facebook: http://www.facebook.com/artisantony.youtube Website: http://www.ArtisanTony.com twitter: https://twitter.com/ArtisanTony Music: The music “The Artisan Way” was written and performed for my channel by my son, Barret. His channel…
 
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    Everyball Tennis

  • Committing to Everyball - our ethos described in words and pictures

    Everyball Tennis
    11 Dec 2014 | 4:54 am
    "We are committed to fight for every ball, to run down every ball and to play every ball with courageous purpose. We see every ball as an opportunity to explore our 'becoming selves', our curiosity and creativity. We know that EVERYBALL extends beyond our sport as we learn the fundamental life-skills that enable us to thrive in an ever-changing world" - Mike James, Founder of Everyball Tennis Lauren Armstrong living out our ethos above. Gave herself a chance to 'miss' on ball 2 and 6 but excellent otherwise!! Download IMG_1150.MOV
  • New reservation system for Everyball Tennis courses for Spring 2015 - Now live

    Everyball Tennis
    10 Dec 2014 | 4:15 am
    Did you know that Everyball Tennis runs over 100 tennis and fitness courses at Halton Tennis Centre and partner venues? Courses for Spring 2015 are now listed online - go to the Halton Tennis Centre website and follow the links to Halton & Outreach Spring '15 Courses.Everyball courses at Tring are listed on the Tring Tennis Club website (under Coaching)The new-look forms are designed to improve our communication with course participants and their families, as well as streamline the administration of Everyball courses. Please let us know how you get on - either send an email to…
  • Squad training tonight at Halton - STAY WARM

    Everyball Tennis
    9 Dec 2014 | 1:17 am
    Hi all, Due to high winds later we are increasing the pressure in the Domes. This limits our ability to use our heating so therefore please dress warm tonight and we’ll make sure to keep you all very active! Thanks a lot, Mike
  • Mini Xmas party

    Everyball Tennis
    7 Dec 2014 | 11:54 pm
    Great afternoon held at Halton for 60+ mini tennis players. Fun session of tennis followed by food and a visit from Father Chritmas! Well done to Sam, Camilla and all your fantastic team of helpers!
  • Everyball junior box leagues open doors to all players in surrounding chiltern area

    Everyball Tennis
    6 Dec 2014 | 3:46 am
    Our Everyball junior box leagues (beginning in January with on-line closing date 20th December, GREEN and YELLOW ball) are now open to all junior players (18&U) in the surrounding Chiltern area.  We would recommend you are within half hour of Halton itself for travel purposes.  To enter please follow this link:https://www2.lta.org.uk/Search/FindACompetition/Tournament/default.aspx?Id=1-1FYMVOXEnjoy some further matchplay, improve your rating, test your skills!For further information please contact organiser John Bruley - john.bruley2012@gmail.com 07824 880075.
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  • Richard Spurling succeeds with LA based ACEing Autism

    Rich Neher, LA Tennis Examiner
    23 Nov 2014 | 7:59 pm
    Richard Spurling is a tennis professional with an interesting career and an unusual calling. Born in Sweden he grew up in England and Belgium. He attended Florida Atlantic University where he played Division I tennis and graduated with a...
  • Steve Johnson Tennis Academy raising champions in San Clemente, CA

    Rich Neher, LA Tennis Examiner
    11 Oct 2014 | 8:18 pm
    Tennis Director, Tennis Dad, Tennis CoachSteve Johnson is not only the dad of the most decorated college player of all time, Steve Johnson (jr.), currently ranked #42 in the world, but his own accomplishments are amazing: He has been coaching...
  • Steve Riggs, City of Irvine tennis professional extraordinaire

    Rich Neher, LA Tennis Examiner
    1 Oct 2014 | 5:37 pm
    Steve Riggs, 54, born in Los Angeles and raised in Indio, has great hand-eye coordination. How else can you explain that a man who started playing tennis at age 14, and never took a lesson, ended up a teaching...
  • Angel Lopez Tennis Academy - one of San Diego's best places for learning tennis

    Rich Neher, LA Tennis Examiner
    1 Oct 2014 | 4:53 pm
    Did you know that Angel Lopez was declared a “Role model for Latino youth” on an American Latino National TV Show and the County of San Diego declared August 3, 2010 “Angel Lopez and San Diego Tennis...
  • Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center - success story in the city of Calabasas

    Rich Neher, LA Tennis Examiner
    1 Oct 2014 | 3:15 pm
    Built in 1969 as a private club, the Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center was purchased by the City of Calabasas in 1994. Managed by Top Seed Tennis Academy, this facility features 15 hard courts, 14 tennis professionals, a fitness center...
 
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    peRFect Tennis

  • My Top 10 Federer Matches of 2014

    Jonathan
    14 Dec 2014 | 6:14 am
    Hey guys, I thought I’d put together a quick compilation of my favourite Federer matches this year (thanks to Brandon for the suggestions in the comments of my last post). Roger of course has one more match to play against Stan in Zurich on December 21st but I’m 99.99% certain that won’t be making this ...The post My Top 10 Federer Matches of 2014 appeared first on peRFect Tennis.
  • Roger Federer – The Sweet Escape

    Jonathan
    6 Dec 2014 | 6:03 am
    Hey all, the reports of my death are greatly exaggerated and although I haven’t posted I have been keeping track of comments just haven’t had chance to put together a post since the Davis Cup Final 2 week ago. There’s not much really to blog about in the off season but there’s still some tennis ...The post Roger Federer – The Sweet Escape appeared first on peRFect Tennis.
  • Switzerland Win Maiden Davis Cup Title in Lille

    Jonathan
    23 Nov 2014 | 7:37 am
    Another trophy for the Federer cabinet here as he helped Team Switzerland win their first ever Davis Cup trophy at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy in Lille. With Stan playing lights out in his win against Tsonga on Friday and Fedrinka cruising the doubles yesterday that gave Roger a chance to put the tie to bed in ...The post Switzerland Win Maiden Davis Cup Title in Lille appeared first on peRFect Tennis.
  • Federer Fit to Play Davis Cup Final

    Jonathan
    20 Nov 2014 | 1:26 pm
    Hey all, a bit late posting this but Roger’s announced that he’s playing in tomorrow’s Davis Cup singles match vs. Gael Monfils in Lille. It’s been quite a low key week in terms of genuine tennis news and other than a brief 20 minute practice session on Wednesday the Swiss Camp didn’t really reveal much ...The post Federer Fit to Play Davis Cup Final appeared first on peRFect Tennis.
  • Roger Federer Withdraws From ATP World Tour Finals

    Jonathan
    16 Nov 2014 | 9:59 am
    Hey guys, I’m sure most of you have already heard the news but Roger has been forced to withdraw from the finals in London due to a back injury. I briefly mentioned in my post that he may have tweaked his back during the tie breaker yesterday vs. Wawrinka and it turns out that was ...The post Roger Federer Withdraws From ATP World Tour Finals appeared first on peRFect Tennis.
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  • BILLIE JEANS WORLD TEAM TENNIS AKA MYLAN WTT SMASH HITS TO AIR IN U.S. STARTING DEC. 18

    Staff
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:13 am
    MYLAN WTT SMASH HITS TO AIR IN U.S. STARTING DEC. 18 Tennis Channel to feature charity event on Dec. 29   Tennis fans in the U.S. can watch the exciting action from one of tennis’ biggest charity nights, Mylan WTT Smash Hits presented by Walgreens and AmerisourceBergen. The event, which is co-hosted by Sir Elton John and Billie Jean King, begins airing on December 18 on regional Comcast SportsNet outlets and The Comcast Network. Tennis Channel will showcase Mylan WTT Smash Hits on December 29 at 5:00 p.m. ET. Mylan WTT Smash Hits made its international debut earlier this month at Royal…
  • Wayne Bryan Responds to ITA Announcement Regarding 2015 College Tennis Format

    Staff
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:39 am
    Original Link via Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=773585466046944   Dear Tom, Thanks for your press release below . . . I played college tennis, my wife played college tennis, my twin sons played college tennis, and I have attended hundreds of college tennis matches while taking lots of juniors and I have been a big supporter of college tennis through the years in all kinds of ways.  And I must tell you that the doubles point has always been the most exciting part of a college match.  To me it is the very essence of college tennis and teamwork and excitement . . .
  • SERENA WILLIAMS TRIUMPHS AT THE INAUGURAL SERENA WILLIAMS ULTIMATE RUN IN MIAMI BEACH

    Staff
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:18 am
    SERENA WILLIAMS COMPLETES HER FIRST QUARTER MARATHON AT THE SERENA WILLIAMS ULTIMATE RUN IN MIAMI BEACH   Successful 5K Run/Walk and KIDS Dash benefits the Serena Williams Fund in support of education and victims of violent crimes     Serena Williams joined more than two thousand avid running enthusiasts from South Florida and around the country for the first annual Serena Williams Ultimate RUN South Beach on Sunday, December 14th. Serena took part in her first Quarter Marathon (6.55 miles), among hundreds of other aspiring athletes who also participated in the 5K Run/Walk and…
  • PETER BURWASH TENNIS , PBI HONORS THANYAPURA PHUKET WITH ITS 2014 SITE OF THE YEAR AWARD

    Staff
    17 Dec 2014 | 9:03 am
    Thanyapura Phuket's Dream Team: (from left) Miguel Lopez, PBI Tennis Coach; Thongchart Sirikarin, Assistant Tennis Coach; Chris McCormack, Executive Chairman; Roger Cochrane, PBI Director of Tennis; and, Sutouch Rattanaphan, Assistant Tennis Coach     PBI HONORS THANYAPURA PHUKET WITH ITS SITE OF THE YEAR AWARD PHUKET, THAILAND – Peter Burwash International (PBI) recently recognized Thanyapura Phuket's reputation as one of Asia's leading sports training facilities with its 2014 Site of the Year award.   US-based PBI, founded by former Canadian tennis professional Peter…
  • A DECEMBER TO REMEMBER WITH THE COACHING CHANGES IN PRO TENNIS. FROM TRAINERS TO COACHES TO PHYSIOS , BERDYCH / VALLVERDU LATEST TEAM , TOMAS WANTED LENDL

    Staff
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:37 am
    Berdych Signs Vallverdu As Coach   After Tomas Berdych was informed first hand that he could not have Ivan Lendl as his new coach, the world no.7 opted for the next best thing. Following a strong recommendation from none other than Lendl himself, the Czech has appointed Dani Vallverdu to succeed Tomas Krupa.   Vallverdu was Andy Murray’s closest tennis confidante for five years and formed a strong allegiance with Lendl when they worked side by side in the Scot’s camp. The pair dovetailed superbly with the 28-year-old Venezuelan Vallverdu starting from scratch and earning…
 
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    The Changeover

  • A Year in Review: Maria Sharapova

    Andrew
    17 Dec 2014 | 1:04 pm
    There’s a certain quality to Maria Sharapova, the current World No. 2 and five-time Grand Slam champion. Icy cold on court, isolated from friendships with other players, adept at marketing … these are not attributes that one would associate with a personality who inspires fierce loyalty from a huge body of adoring fans. Yet, behind all her knife-sharp verbal jibes and sudden intense bursts of emotion, there is something about Sharapova that draws people in. Beyond her undeniable talent, she buzzes with charisma. Charisma can be divisive: you’re either with Sharapova, or against her.
  • Changeover Chat: Reviewing the 2014 ATP Season

    Changeover Writing Staff
    13 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    Lindsay: Hey guys! With Andrew now onboard, we would like to get back to one of our favorite regular Changeover features, The Changeover Chat! It’s certainly been too long. Why don’t we start by looking back at this ATP season, which was certainly not a typical one. What players were you guys most and least impressed with? Amy: At the risk of incurring Fedfan wrath, I’m tempted to say Federer for both. Lindsay: Haha, please explain! Andrew: I’m intrigued … Amy: His season was really impressive considering the way he struggled in 2013 — that’s important to…
  • Changes at The Changeover

    Changeover Writing Staff
    12 Dec 2014 | 11:40 am
    Hello Changeover Readers! We hope that you have all had a great 2014, and are gearing up for a wonderful new year. In tennis terms, it’s shaping up to be a fascinating one. Here at The Changeover, we recently celebrated our two-year anniversary, and we’ve been doing a lot of reflecting. It’s been a crazy ride since the three of us (Amy, JJ, and Lindsay) started throwing around the idea to start a tennis site of our own, and suffice to say, we’ve learned a lot. You have probably noticed that things around here have slowed down lately. When we first started the site, we treated it as a…
  • John Isner Hires Justin Gimelstob as Coach, For Some Reason

    Amy
    10 Dec 2014 | 10:01 am
    In a bizarre offseason move, John Isner has hired noted great guy and multiple mixed doubles Slam champion Justin Gimelstob as his new coach, per Ben Rothenberg. My immediate reaction to the news was to celebrate the possibility of no longer having to listen to Justin Gimelstob’s nonsensical verbal vomit commentary, but no. While coaching Isner, Gimelstob will continue to work as Tennis Channel commentator and ATP Board Member. That's a lot of hats for one head… — Ben Rothenberg (@BenRothenberg) December 10, 2014 The reaction to the news on Twitter was about as expected:…
  • The WTA Coaching Carousel Is the Best Part of the Off-Season

    Lindsay
    8 Dec 2014 | 12:51 pm
    Hey guys! Are you enjoying the off-season? You know, reading some books, catching up with friends and family, maybe getting outside every now and then? Haha, j/k, I know you’re all still glued to your computers watching the IPTL and any other exo you can get your greedy, tennis-starved hands on. You’re all monsters, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Personally, I’ve been salivating over the WTA coaching carousel. Can we discuss? First of all, after the best seasons of their respective careers, Eugenie Bouchard and Simona Halep both decided to split with their…
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    AFRICAN TENNIS

  • Klaasen Teams Up With Paes

    Ashley
    3 Dec 2014 | 7:12 pm
    South African doubles player, Raven Klaasen, is switching partners. The 2014 Australian Open doubles finalist will team up with Indian doubles former world number one, Leander ... The post Klaasen Teams Up With Paes appeared first on AFRICAN TENNIS.
  • Wheelchair Tennis Star Dies

    Ashley
    2 Dec 2014 | 12:22 pm
    Wheelchair Tennis South Africa (WTSA) has lost one of its players. Frank Ramokoatsi, one of the first wheelchair tennis players in South Africa, died last month ... The post Wheelchair Tennis Star Dies appeared first on AFRICAN TENNIS.
  • Australian Open Doubles Finalist Klaasen Weds

    Ashley
    1 Dec 2014 | 5:59 pm
    Australian Open doubles finalist Raven Klaasen is off the market. The South African tennis star wed his long time best friend, Celeste Jae. The couple tied ... The post Australian Open Doubles Finalist Klaasen Weds appeared first on AFRICAN TENNIS.
  • South Africans Anderson & Klaasen End Year In ATP World Top 20

    Ashley
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:23 pm
    2014 tennis season was a great one for South Africans Kevin Anderson and Raven Klaasen. Singles player Anderson finished the season ranked career high number ... The post South Africans Anderson & Klaasen End Year In ATP World Top 20 appeared first on AFRICAN TENNIS.
  • South Africa Draws Turkey in Davis Cup

    Ashley
    12 Nov 2014 | 10:25 am
    The Davis Cup 2015 draw is out. South Africa will travel to Turkey in the opening round of the 2015 Davis Cup Euro Africa Zone Group ... The post South Africa Draws Turkey in Davis Cup appeared first on AFRICAN TENNIS.
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    Rafael Nadal Fans

  • PHOTOS: Rafael Nadal opens KIA dealership in Barcelona

    Rafael Nadal Fans
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:55 am
    Photos: KIA EspañaFiled under: Commercials & Sponsors, Photo Gallery, Rafael Nadal Tagged: Kia, KIA España, Rafael Nadal, Tennis
  • Rafael Nadal to model for Tommy Hilfiger

    Rafael Nadal Fans
    17 Dec 2014 | 6:45 am
    According to WWD, Rafael Nadal has signed a two year agreement for the Tommy Hilfiger underwear and Tommy Hilfiger tailored collections. Our champ will be photographed in Spain early next year and will appear in the fall underwear and tailored clothing ad campaigns. “I’ve always admired Tommy Hilfiger’s cool, all-American designs which are sophisticated and […]
  • Rafa Roundup: Nadal will come back stronger, says Moya

    Rafael Nadal Fans
    6 Dec 2014 | 8:29 am
    ARTICLES: Nadal Receives ‘Favourite Son Of Mallorca’ Award (via ATP World Tour) “I appreciate being a Mallorcan,” said Nadal, who is the 11th person to receive the award. “The first thing that I do when I’m playing in other countries, whether I win or lose in the tournament, is to seek for the fastest way […]
  • Flashback Friday: Rafael Nadal Wins First Davis Cup Title

    Rafael Nadal Fans
    5 Dec 2014 | 9:21 am
    Today’s Flashback Friday is dedicated to Davis Cup. 10 years ago Spain faced the USA in final on the red clay of Seville. Carlos Moya defeated Mardy Fish in straight sets in the opening rubber. The lowest ranked Spaniard at that time (No. 51), Rafael Nadal had only been expected to play the doubles alongside Tommy Robredo […]
  • Rafael Nadal Appears On Amazing Cover of Haute Time Magazine

    Rafael Nadal Fans
    3 Dec 2014 | 2:04 pm
    Rafael Nadal graces the cover of Haute Time magazine‘s latest issue, a publication dedicated to luxury watches. “I didn’t want to wear a watch at first,” Rafa admits. When Richard Mille approached him to be his ambassador, he turned him down, saying it would be impossible to play with a watch. “I’m always swinging my […]
 
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    Palchoice

  • 15 life lessons from ancient text panchtantra

    admin
    15 Dec 2014 | 12:33 am
    The post 15 life lessons from ancient text panchtantra appeared first on Palchoice. Man quest is always to learn new things. But we can learn so many new things from our ancient history also. The ancient text is full of wisdom quotes and text. They can teach us how to live a wonderful life. Recently I completed reading the ancient Indian text panchtantra. I tell you this book [...] The post 15 life lessons from ancient text panchtantra appeared first on Palchoice.
  • 16 wake up early quotes to inspire you

    admin
    28 Nov 2014 | 10:21 am
    The post 16 wake up early quotes to inspire you appeared first on Palchoice.   Why is there  so much fuss about waking up early in the morning? Why your mother keep on pestering you from the day you started your school to get up early in the morning? What’s so magical about getting up early in the morning? Let’s get it clear that every person is different. Some [...] The post 16 wake up early quotes to inspire you appeared first on Palchoice.
  • top 9 famous quotes of chanakya

    admin
    23 Nov 2014 | 12:39 am
    The post top 9 famous quotes of chanakya appeared first on Palchoice. Chanakya was an acclaimed Indian teacher, philosopher, and royal advisor. A professor of economics and political science at the ancient Takshashila University, Chanakya is widely credited for having played the most important role in the establishment of the Maurya Empire. Maurya empire was the first empire in archaeologically recorded history to rule most of the Indian subcontinent. [...] The post top 9 famous quotes of chanakya appeared first on Palchoice.
  • 7 ways to motivate yourself for studies

    admin
    17 Nov 2014 | 6:55 am
    The post 7 ways to motivate yourself for studies appeared first on Palchoice. Do you find it difficult to motivate yourself for studies? Or do you want to find the ways to motivate your children for studies? If your answer is yes to above questions then I think you are landed on the right place. In this article, I am going to share some of the practical things [...] The post 7 ways to motivate yourself for studies appeared first on Palchoice.
  • Walking lesson: learn to walk really?

    admin
    12 Nov 2014 | 11:35 am
    The post Walking lesson: learn to walk really? appeared first on Palchoice. Since I was working continuously sitting in front of the computer my mother was forcing me to go for a walk in the park. I also needed a break so I decided to go for an evening walk and get refreshed. But this evening walk turn out to be very fruitful for me in more [...] The post Walking lesson: learn to walk really? appeared first on Palchoice.
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    Dotennis news

  • Tennis betting tips. Preview of the 2015 ATP world tour season

    9 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
    With the start of a new tennis season less than a month away, we decided to make a short review of the past season and to take a short glance at the coming one.  The 2014 season was full of amazing breakthroughs. But broadly speaking, Novak Djokovic strongly holds his No.1 position and will start the year on top of the heap. And there is no doubt that Djokovic deserves it. 
  • TENNIS TIPS. FAST RISERS OF THE 2014 SEASON

    5 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Today we want to look back on the season 2014 and to write about the guys who have spiked this year. All of them made a real breakthrough but unfortunately remained unnoticed by the majority of tennis lovers. 
  • 2014 ATP world tour review

    28 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Tennis season 2014 has come to its logical ending. We congratulate Roger Federer and the whole Swiss team (especially Stan Wawrinka) on their first ever Davis Cup title and, of course, Novak Djokovic who finished the year as the world's top-ranked male tennis player. Now let’s recollect the best memories and the most remarkable events of the tennis year 2014.  
  • Season achievements overview

    26 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Tennis season 2014 has come to its end! We placed our first wager in May and in November we completed our betting race with the profits reinvested on a monthly basis. We managed to turn our 10 000$ of the initial bankroll into 18 600$! The net profit is 8 610$! We did it! Join us in the next
  • 2014 DAVIS CUP FINAL: ROGER FEDERER V GAEL MONFILS MATCH OVERVIEW

    20 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    There is one puzzle in this match – physical state of Roger Federer. But even if the Swiss is fit and fine that wouldn’t be an easy walkover for the World No. 2. 
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