Category Archives: General Tennis

The Last Day

With Brian Gottfried on the last day

This last day of competition, with two teams playing for the Championship (not my Wankers), started cloudy and 64, with rain still forecasted to come later in the day.  There was no morning clinic; so the play started right after Larry Starr’s warmup routine.

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How To Play in the Wind

Marty and me

After overnight rains, Monday morning started off at a comfortable 64 degrees but extremely windy for our morning of training, team positioning, and drills. 

A stated goal for the morning is “don’t work too hard” (save yourself for the afternoon start of the real team matches and two-a-day matches that start on Tuesday). 

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John Newcombe Fantasy Camp Sunday, Day 1

Willy, Tom, John, Rich & me on AirBerry

It is that time: the start of “the best week of my tennis year!” The travel to my 16th year at the Fantasy Tennis Camp was once again in the luxury of “AirBerry” (Pelican Bay friend John Berry); so John, Willy Hoffmann, Rich Tarantino, Tom Mackessy and I took off from Naples Airport at 1 p.m. for the 2.5 hour flight to a small airfield in New Braunfels, Texas.

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Second Serve Practice

John Newcombe (Munson photo)

We all know players who CRUSH their first serve (and usually don’t get it in) and then they poke their second serve in at half that speed.  Those players need to practice improving their second serve; and here is a drill from John Newcombe to do just that. Continue reading