Family friend Jerry Ratledge shared the news we all have been sadly waiting to hear: “Kelli Turville asked us to help spread the sad word that Larry passed this morning at 4:41am. He had been released from the hospital a few days ago into the care of Hospice. His final words yesterday were that he wished to die in the arms of his loving wife. That wish was granted this morning.”Continue reading The Passing of a Giant
During the peak of the Covid shutdown, it seemed to me that time really dragged by; but now that things (i.e. tennis) are getting back to normal, time seems to be flying by.
Where’d the Summer Go?Continue reading Time Flies When …
Do you charge the net after serving? Remember the “good old days” of tennis when players used to come to the net regularly and hit volleys? Well, “the times they are a changing.”
The Old DaysContinue reading Bye, Bye Volley?
World class senior tennis player, Evert Jonsson was taking a lesson from other top players, who recently had “heart surprises” and he went to get himself tested. Only to get his own major surprise. Here is his story with a lesson for the rest of us …
Learning From FriendsContinue reading Ticking Heart Bombs
Today starts the opening of the The French Open, the third and last, with Wimbledon being cancelled, major of the year. Here are some facts and opinions about this event.
How To Watch?Continue reading The French Open
Some players just walk onto the court and start hitting the tennis ball for a league or tournament match. Others have patterns they go through to warm-up for a match or practice on off days. Here are some thoughts…
When To Do It?Continue reading Warm-up Tips
Some of us sweat more than others, especially in the hot summer weather; but can your opponents stop you from keeping a ball in your wet pocket? While I know that headline is a great set-up line, that question comes from a reader…Continue reading Playing With Wet Balls
Division I college tennis and pro team tennis both have been playing let serves; so we have tried it in some of our friendly matches and find some interesting results.
No Big DealContinue reading Playing Let Serves?
By now, every tennis player knows that Novak Djokovic was defaulted out of the US Open for hitting a lines person with a ball; but there is after-the-fact Debate as to whether the punishment fit the crime.
The USTA Says…Continue reading DQ for DJOK?
Every senior tennis player accepts the fact that you should start and stay hydrated during a match; but what – if anything – should you EAT during a match?
Food is FuelContinue reading Food Management
Many players enjoy the challenge and camaraderie of participating in senior tournaments. So here is an update on some of those events…
New EnglandContinue reading Tournament Update
Well known and outstanding American senior tennis player/organizer, Larry Turville is again battling the cancer that has invaded his body. Kelli Turville suggests those who know and care about him may want to reach out at this time.
How To?Continue reading A Giant Among Us
Due to the virus, the Cincinnati Open (played in NY) and US Open don’t have any lines people; but are using mechanical (HawkEye) line calls. Could that mean when the virus is over, that the sport will totally convert to using machines only? And, the virus has already impacted planned Florida tournaments.
How It WorksContinue reading Are Line Callers Done?
One tennis thing I am not good at: catching a bad service toss! I rarely stop my service motion to catch a bad toss; and instead, chase it wherever it is … which usually ends up with a service fault.
Advantage Server?Continue reading Catching the Toss