Were you surprised as I was when Roger Federer didn’t convert two match points at the Madrid Open … and then went on to lose his against Dominic Thiem? Continue reading Fed Losing Stats
As a tennis fan, you watch extremely talented players like Australia’s Nick Kyrgios and wonder … WHY? Why does he do what he does and why is he not up at the top of the rankings? Continue reading Curious Kyrgios
Have you missed seeing women’s tennis on TV? If you have, you will be happy to know that the Tennis Channel has reached a deal to show them again next year. Continue reading Here Come The Women
So, what did you think of the women’s final at the US Open? Was Serena right or wrong in her vociferous complaints of how she was treated? Continue reading Serena’s Surprise
The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has announced major changes to take place in the Davis Cup event … and it has met mixed reviews.
You won’t read it in the sports section and won’t see it in the TV news, but the United States is playing Australia in Davis Cup STARTING TONIGHT! Continue reading U.S. Davis Cup
Ray Moore, CEO of the Indian Wells tournament, got into trouble with his comments about the women’s game “riding the coattails of the men’s popularity.” He was blunt and he was a little crude; but was he wrong? Continue reading Equal Pay?
Is a 4.5 a 4.5 everywhere and at all ages? I believe the answer is NO on both counts and should be dealt with by “the powers that be” (i.e. the USTA). Continue reading Age and USTA Ratings
Why do players enter tennis tournaments? For the vast majority of us, it is to play quality matches vs. quality players, improve our games, and … have fun. That is why having a solid back draw (consolation round) is critical to many players. But how to make this activity more popular? Continue reading How To Make Back Draws More Popular?
It is interesting to see the differences in tennis ratings by region of the country. One would think a 4.5 is a 4.5; but that is not always the case. Continue reading Regional Rating Differences
“What’s in a name? A rose by any other name would smell just as sweet.” But how about us “older” tennis players? Larry Turville asks our opinion of name changes in USTA tennis tournaments… Continue reading Name Change Survey
There have been two big tournaments going on these last two weeks: the pros at Key Biscayne and the USTA National 70/75 Indoor Championships in Houston. And one of my friends won a silver ball! Continue reading National Silver Ball
In case you didn’t notice, the June issue of Tennis Magazine now will incorporate (two times a year) a separate section of Florida tennis news. And this issue had details of the changes taking place in the doubles leagues. Continue reading USTA Florida League Changes
If you remember, the USTA (in their infinite wisdom) is/was planning to do away nationally with the 60 and over 4.5 league division… in favor of having a 55+ and a 70 and over (4.0 level only). Well, some things are changing – in Florida at least. Continue reading USTA League Changes
What’s happening with the proposed (ill-planned) changes to the USTA Super Senior doubles leagues? + a note about ITF rankings. Continue reading USTA and ITF Issues