“The Greatest Jewish Tennis Players of All Time” Book Released By New Chapter Press

"The Greatest Jewish Tennis Players of All Time"

“The Greatest Jewish Tennis Players of All Time,” the new book by sportswriter Sandra Harwitt that documents the stories of the best-ever Jewish tennis players, is now available for sale by New Chapter Press. “The Greatest Jewish Tennis Players Of All Time” is a guide to the best and most influential Jewish tennis players in the history of the sport and includes features and … [Read more...]

The Greatest Grand Slam Tournament Wins – Men’s Edition

Jimmy Connors

By Thaddeus McCarthy  Funny enough, this is a ranking list which I have never read about, and so because of that reason, it is exactly what I will be analyzing in this article. It is after all a very important issue, and one that should be analyzed. There are so many particular wins to choose from; like Jimmy Connors at the US Open in 1976, Ivan Lendl's French Open win in 1984, Andre Agassi's … [Read more...]

Novak Djokovic To Join John McEnroe, Henrik Lundqvist, Edward Norton For Pre-US Open Fundraiser For Johnny Mac Tennis Project

Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic will join Hall of Famer John McEnroe, NY Ranger superstar goaltender Henrik Lundqvist, actor Edward Norton and other tennis stars, legends and celebrities, on Thursday, August 21, for a gala evening of tennis to benefit the Johnny Mac Tennis Project. The benefit night will take place at SPORTIME Stadium on Randall's Island. In the main event of the evening, Djokovic will compete … [Read more...]

Serena Williams Nominated For “Queen of Swag” and “Biggest Cannon” In Nick Kids Choice Sports Awards

Serena Williams

Say what you want about tennis having trouble attracting a new generation of fans, but the folks at Nickelodeon must think that the sport still has some good mojo with young people. They announced the nominees for the first-ever Nick Kids Choice Sports Awards on Wednesday, and tennis was pretty well represented. Serena Williams joined WNBA star Skylar Diggins with the most nominations, with … [Read more...]

Novak Djokovic, Billie Jean King Among Investors In PlaySight Technology Set To Revolutionize Tennis

Novak Djokovic

PlaySight Interactive, an innovative sports technology Company and creators of an affordable, tennis analytic system (the ‘SmartCourt’), today announced the completion of a $3.5 million investment round from high-profile private investors including Novak Djokovic, Billie Jean King, Bill Ackman, Mark Ein, Dr. Jim Loehr and others.  The new capital will fund a global roll-out of PlaySight’s … [Read more...]

The oddity of the ATP Ranking system

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By Thaddeus McCarthy I’m sure that all of us astute fans out there know about the oddity that the ATP ranking system sometimes creates. This is admittedly more common in the women’s game, as it is often that we find someone at the top, who have never won a Slam title. Does anyone recall Dinara Safina, Caroline Wozniaki, or Jelena Jankovic from the past decade? All of them failed to win a … [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 Murray: Wimbledon Champion” Book Released By New Chapter Press In The USA

"Andy Murray: Wimbledon Champion" book

"Andy Murray: Wimbledon Champion: The Full Extraordinary Story,” the new book documenting the life of Andy Murray and his history-making championship at Wimbledon in 2013, is now available in paperback in the United States. "Andy Murray: Wimbledon Champion,” written by veteran tennis journalist Mark Hodgkinson and available here on Amazon.com: … [Read more...]

Tennis Bracketology

Tennis

Everyone from the President of the United States, to television hosts and personalities, to your local bartender and mailman are talking about brackets. Of course, it is "March Madness" in the United States, the three weeks the make up the NCAA Basketball Championships where 68 teams compete for the championship in a single elimination tournament that measures up similarly to a Masters 100 … [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...]

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