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
Some players look for the shoe bargain; while others have a lifelong commitment to one tennis shoe brand/style. But a reader asks how many pairs should you have at one time and how do you “manage” them?
A Reader Asks …
After the post and comments about “Racquet Management,” this request came in:Continue reading Shoe Management
One of the major differences between practicing your tennis strokes and executing your tennis strokes is the pressure of the score in a “big match.” How can you work on overcoming that challenge? Here is a practice game that could help.
Providing Self PressureContinue reading Practicing Pressure
In sunny and hot summer weather, is it better to wear short sleeve or long sleeve shirts? There are differences of opinion.
Fabric For SureContinue reading Short or Long Sleeves?
You see an opponent drive Djokovic way off the deuce court; but somehow, he slides (on a hard court!), splits, and hits an offensive “squash shot” back cross court. Can senior hackers do something like that?
The Old is NewContinue reading The Squash Shot
Some players just like to “wing it” when they go into a match; but others (like me!) like to think about who they are playing, their style, their strengths and weaknesses … and what to do about it.
Changing StrategeryContinue reading Using Strategery
Have you ever tried playing a tennis match with 5 pound ankle weights attached to your body? Well, I think most of us virtually do that every time we walk onto the court.
How Much Weight?Continue reading Playing With Weight(s)
Have you ever played a “big match” where your game just went to pieces? A reader highlights an example he watched in a pro tennis match with disastrous results.
Yikes, the Yips ..Continue reading Getting the Yips
In the Old Days, many players used the Continental grip for every stroke (forehand, backhand, volley and serve); but today’s male pros have mostly switched to the full forehand Western grip for more topspin. But what grip – or grips – should us “normal players” use?
Finding the BevelContinue reading 3 Forehand Grips?