The Role of Height In Tennis

Ivo-KarlovicCRO-John-Isner_08

by Thaddeus McCarthy It strikes me as slightly odd that the three greatest players of the modern era (Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Pete Sampras), all share exactly the same height, i.e. 1.85m. I know that having above average height helps a tennis player, as they can get greater trajectory on their serve (a point originally made by Bill Tilden, who at 6 foot 2, was a big man for his era). … [Read more...]

Nadal needs to watch his back

Rafael Nadal

by Thaddeus McCarthy With the Monte Carlo Masters coming up I can feel the excitement brewing in the tennis world. Monte Carlo is a fantastic event, and is certainly one I have on my bucket list to go to. Nadal is perhaps the most famous player of the event, having won it eight times between 2005 and 2012. He lost it last year though to Novak Djokovic. It just so happens that right now, happens … [Read more...]

Nadal needs to watch his back

Rafael Nadal

With the Monte Carlo Masters coming up I can feel the excitement brewing in the tennis world. Monte Carlo is a fantastic event, and is certainly one I have on my bucket list to go to. Nadal is perhaps the most famous player of the event, having won it eight times between 2005 and 2012. He lost it last year though to Novak Djokovic. It just so happens that right now, happens to be a time when the … [Read more...]

Titanic’s Tennis Ties Narrated In “Titanic: The Tennis Story” Book

"Titanic: The Tennis Story"

Each April, Titanic historians – and those fascinated with the tragedy – pay homage to the anniversary of the famous ship sinking on April 15, 1912. Those Titanic enthusiasts, as well as admirers of tennis and the famous “Titanic” movie, should also have a look at the historical novel “Titanic: The Tennis Story” that narrates the incredible story of two tennis players, Dick Williams … [Read more...]

Andy Roddick Holds Court With Media Before Powershares Series Tennis Circuit Debut

Andy Roddick

The following is the transcript of Wednesday’s PowerShares Series Media Conference Call with Andy Roddick.   ANDY RODDICK RANDY WALKER: Thank you all for joining today.  We're happy to welcome to the PowerShares Series tennis circuit in 2014 and to our call today Andy Roddick. Andy is going to be making his PowerShares Series debut on February 13th in Birmingham, Alabama, and will … [Read more...]

Opinion: Grand Slam Wealth Should Be Re-Distributed More To Better Promote Global Tennis Growth

Dan O’Connell and the Pacific Oceania All-Star team at the 2010 Australian Open

by Dan O'Connell The following are personal views of myself, Dan O'Connell, based on an international career that began as a United States Peace Corps Tennis Coach and led to nearly four decades based in Africa and Oceania.  This paper is meant for tennis players and leaders to consider / improve.  I believe we all wish for: fair play in sports – worldwide.  In 1986, the Wimbledon … [Read more...]

Sampras & Sports’ Life Lessons: “Nothing Is Given To You, You Have To Earn It”

Pete Sampras

Pete Sampras spoke of the life lessons of sports - saying "Nothing is given to you, you have to go out there and earn it" - this week in a radio interview with Grant Napear of KHTK Radio in Sacramento, Calif., where he will be competing in the PowerShares Series tennis circuit event February 26 at the Sleep Train Arena. “In life, in a lot of ways, you see a lot of people get breaks when they … [Read more...]

“Super Saturday Redux” – Cash, Lendl, Connors, McEnroe To Play PowerShares Events In Nashville, Charlotte

John McEnroe

Pat Cash, Ivan Lendl, John McEnroe and Jimmy Connors will reprise their epic "Super Saturday" semifinal matches from the 1984 US Open at PowerShares Series tournaments in Nashville and Charlotte in 2014, InsideOut Sports & Entertainment announced today. Thirty years after their fabled semifinal confrontations at Flushing Meadows, Cash will play against Ivan Lendl and McEnroe will compete … [Read more...]

Rick Macci, Coach of Five No. 1 Players, Debuts New Book “Macci Magic”

Macci Magic

“MACCI MAGIC: Extracting Greatness From Yourself and Others,” the new inspirational book by renowned tennis coach Rick Macci, is now available for sale and download, New Chapter Press announced today. “MACCI MAGIC,” available where books are sold, including here on Amazon.com: … [Read more...]

Andy Roddick and James Blake Join 2014 PowerShares Series Tennis Tour

James Blake and Andy Roddick

Andy Roddick and James Blake will make their debuts on the 2014 Power Shares Series tennis circuit and will join the 12-city tour and play alongside tennis legends such as Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, John McEnroe and Jimmy Connors. The PowerShares  Series will kick off on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 in Kansas City and will conclude March 21 in Surprise, Arizona. Players competing on the 2014 … [Read more...]

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