For those of us who journey to John Newcombe’s Ranch in Texas every October for the annual gathering of the Fantasy Tennis pros and players, we think we have a sense of the background of our favorite Aussie Legends. But fellow camper Bill Adam shared a link to a great, old Sports Illustrated article that tells much more. Continue reading Who Are the Old Aussies?
Yes, I am competitive and like to win much more than I tolerate losing; but I do hope I can follow my own preachings to friends and not play foolishly enough to get injured. Continue reading Learn to say: “Nice Shot!”
Our trip across the state to watch the Big Boys play at the Key Biscayne tournament proved positive for several decisions… Continue reading Key Biscayne
Earlier in the week on Tuesday, two friends and I drove over to Key Biscayne to watch The Big Boys play tennis. Here are some observations on what we saw and did. Continue reading Thoughts from Key Biscayne
Here are some thoughts on the Masters, whoâ€™s #1, and the final results from the YMCA Tournament. Continue reading The Masters and More
With the Olympics and US Open done with, we can now all go back to watching the other â€œgameâ€ of Obama vs. McCain dominate TV. But what did you think about the menâ€™s final? Continue reading The Men’s Finals
All people are different. And the three hot Serbian tennis players are just that. Continue reading The (different) Serbs
Strangely, I only watched the finals of the Olympic tennis; and stopped to ask myself, â€œWhy?â€ Continue reading Olympic Tennis
During major tennis events on TV, there is always discussion about the new player challenge system. And strangely, I agree with what Mary Carillo has to say. Continue reading The Challenge System
Many years ago, there was an event in Hartford, Connecticut, called The Aetna World Cup. The worldâ€™s two top tennis powerhouses, the U.S. and Australia fielded teams to play this annual challenge match. What happened to those days for those countries?
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 Fantasy Tennis – Thursday, Day 5
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 Tennis Fantasy – Wednesday, Day 4
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 John Newcombe Fantasy Tennis – Tuesday, Day 3
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 John Newcombe Fantasy Camp Monday, Day 2
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 John Newcombe Fantasy Camp Sunday, Day 1