Well, this is the last day of competition; and seven months of post-op conditioning seems to have really helped. While I have not won all my matches, fatigue is NOT a factor this year. The nice, mild weather has helped; and is the same as we moved into play. Continue reading
The weather is now perfect and the morning clinic was presented by American doubles specialist Rick Leach, with a very interesting concept on how to know where to move on the doubles court. Continue reading
The morning temperature was 44 with a wind chill of 39 to start the day; but did warm up nicely. Before the morning matches, Emmo and Brian gave a clinic on return of serve: Continue reading
Itâ€™s raining and cold! The temperature is in the 50â€™s; so I am glad to have brought my long sleeve shirts and warm-up suit. After breakfast, our Wanker team had a meeting to meet each other and talk with our three coaches (Emmo, Marty Reissen and Brian Gottfried). Continue reading
This is the start of the â€œbest week of my tennis yearâ€ and the travel to the John Newcombe tennis ranch in New Braunfels, Texas was smooth. At the airport I hooked up with a couple of returning veterans and several â€œrookies,â€ who had all the usual questions about what to expect. Continue reading
There are many good comments on the subject of strings in the posting below this one. And Tuesday, I played singles with my young, lefty friend and used racquets with BOTH the new Luxilon strings and the old Techno-fiber strings.
The Right Strings – At the US Open, announcer Jim Courier talked about the popularity and benefits of the new Luxilon strings. My regular Tuesday New Hampshire singles partner, Bruce Cassella, also uses and swears by the benefits of the string. But are they right for everyone? Continue reading