In between the two Sarasota tournaments last week and next week playing with Hank Irvine, this weekend was the Pelican Bay Doubles Club Championships, where I was teamed with good friend Bob Wilkie. Continue reading Between Tournaments
How many times have you and your opponent(s) come to the net trying to iron out a disagreement over the score of a game? There is a real easy – rule following – solution to this problem. Continue reading What’s the score?
Why do tennis players enter tournaments or join competitive leagues? There appear to be many reasons and they vary dramatically from one player to another. Continue reading Why We Play?
The weather did and will play a big factor in this week’s tournament play … on Thursday, morning rain allowed only singles matches to be played … of the forecasted deluge for Sunday, has Saturday featuring all semifinal AND final matches. Continue reading Tournament Update
Some players don’t care to know anything about their upcoming opponents (usually the top players); but others – like me (and Brad Gilbert) – want to know as much as possible in order to plot a strategy of “X’s and O’s.” Continue reading Working the X’s and O’s
Under blue skies and comfortable temperatures today, there were singles matches and doubles semi’s and quarters. And my partner Noble Hendrix played all day long! Continue reading A Noble Effort
Given the choice, would you rather play well and lose … or play poorly and win? Continue reading Winning Ugly or Not?
To those who have written HUNDREDS of words defending the right of “Free Speech” and the ability to call “OUT” while talking to your doubles partner, we have (in my opinion) the final word. Continue reading “OUT!” Call – One more time …
Friday’s semifinal matches at the first 2019 tournament were formatted for a full three sets – if needed, and in several cases, they were needed! Continue reading NSMTA Semifinals
As we move into the semi-finals of the NSMTA doubles tournament, there are a great number of SW Florida senior tennis players in the mix … me included! Continue reading Super SW Seniors
Today was the first day of the NSMTA CAT III doubles tournament, being played at Sanchez-Casal (aka Naples Bath and Tennis). Teamed for the first time with (James) Noble Hendrix, we unfortunately got placed in the four-team group with the #1 seeded team of Jimmy Parker (#1 in the USA and, I believe, #3 in the world) and Chip Travis … and drew them for our first match this morning! Continue reading Playing vs. #1
At this year’s Hopman Cup, they played women’s and men’s singles in a best two of three traditional set format; which was followed by the participants combining for mixed doubles in the Fast Four Format. What is that? Continue reading Fast Four Format
In addition to the results of a doubles exhibition match we played this weekend, there are updates to several senior and pro tournaments to take note of… Continue reading Like Fine Wine
January is just around the Christmas corner; so here is the listing, dates, and links (where available) for the upcoming January/February east and west coast of Florida tournaments… (bookmark this page!) Continue reading 2019 Tournament Schedule
The Longboat Key CAT II had a record number of 333 senior tennis playing entrants, several of whom played singles + doubles or two doubles age groups, which all created scheduling nightmares for the tournament runners. Continue reading Making Tournaments Better