• Doubles & Singles – two different games!

    In my experience, one mistake is to approach Doubles with a Singles mentality. Take the quiz below & we’ll discuss the patterns that emerge below. 1. Which requires a more semi-open, rotational approach to your swing & which requires a…

  • It’s Hip to be Square – Stances are situational

    In tennis today, we are often told about ” angular rotational force” & how it differs from the “old school” back to front foot “linear force”. We’re also told about semi-open or open stances, as opposed to the square and…

  • Do we need to develop an All-Court Game…? Yes!!

    The above rhetorical question is really a rallying cry to never sit still in your tennis game or rest on your laurels. For example, suppose you have a successful track-record as a 3.5 to 4.5 base-liner, either a counter-puncher or…

  • Andy Murray Focused

    These two are old adversaries at major tournaments and this was their third Grand Slam face-off. When they met here in 2008 Gasquet had served for his place in the quarter-finals but Murray turned the match on its head with…

  • Snaps for Bob and Mike

    On their home turf, Los Angeles what could be sweeter than a record-breaking win for Bob and Mike Bryan. Their 62nd team title win in the Farmers Classic 6-7 (6),6-2, 10-7 defeating Butorac and Rojer. The 32-year-old twins remain firm…

  • Andy Murray – How to Learn from Him.

    Andy Murray currently number 4 player in the world, has been criticized for being too passive & for relying on the other player to lose rather than win the match himself. Let’s break this theory down a little & find out…

  • Guga – the value of looseness.

    There are so many admirable qualities to former no. 1 Brazilian Tennis player, Gustavo Kuerten, that it’s hard to know where to begin. Re. the specifics of his game, I remember an L.A. Open match under the Flood-lights against Agassi…

  • “Hard Cheese” & Tennis Match in Big Shorts

    I was just thinking last week how I would like to compile a list of Tennis Matches from Film and TV over the years. I have absolutely no idea how many I will include but here goes!. Without doubt, the…

  • Kanepi Makes History

    PALERMO, Italy – Estonia’s first Grand Slam quarterfinalist, Estonia’s first Top 20 player and now Estonia’s first Sony Ericsson WTA Tour champion. Kaia Kanepi continued to make history for her country in Palermo this week, capturing her first career title…

  • Almagro wins 6th ATP Title

    Nicolas Almagro (World 20) won his 6th ATP World Title as he defeated defending champion and top seed Robin Soderling, 7-5,3-6,6-2 on sunday in the final of the SkiStar Swedish Open in Bastad