Maybe it is just as a friend says: “Just a matter of aging”. But seems like there are a lot of top senior tennis players on the mend. Here are some of their stories…Continue reading Medical Updates
There is (negative) news about the upcoming Florida tournament season; but also some surprising new national ranking information, with some familiar names near the top.
Tournament UpdateContinue reading Tournaments and Rankings
The old saying is, “You are what you eat.” So, do you want to be a cow or a cornstalk? For many senior tennis players, the key ingredients in their daily diets have changed over the years … mostly for the better.
Diets Come and GoContinue reading What We Eat
Everyone has heard the old tennis adage, “Down the middle solves the riddle.” Meaning that is the smart place to hit most shots in doubles. But the converse is also true.
Guard the MiddleContinue reading The Middle Riddle
It has happened to all of us … playing a big point, you hear that sound of your strings breaking. What do you do? Most players almost concede the point; but you don’t need to.
“Pop Goes the Weasel”Continue reading Broken Strings!
The ball is sitting there asking to be hit; but you just don’t quite get there, so your stroke is not as solid as it should be. The reason: poor footwork. A reader asks what you can do about it.
What To Do?Continue reading Footwork for Seniors
There is a lot going on (or not going on) in the senior tennis world; so here are several items that may be of interest…
Evert UpdateContinue reading Tournaments, Medical, and More
Many players start a match by standing on the service line and like to use the “small ball” warm-up on court as the match is just starting. What do you feel about that? Thoughts on that and a “medical update” follow.
The BenefitContinue reading Small Ball Warm-up?
If you have been following on this site, you know two of the top senior players (in the world), Evert Jonsson and Fred Drilling have had “heart surprises.” Here is an update on their – and my – medical status…
Evert Jonsson’s Heart SurgeryContinue reading Medical Updates
As the seasons are changing, northern senior tennis players are now facing the choice of going inside or not playing. This issue is highlighted in a reader question on this subject…
Safe Inside?Continue reading Tennis Inside Now?
With the lingering effects of the Covid shutdown impacting all, many senior players are looking forward to the resumption of “normal life” next year; and at the top of that list is the status of the Florida Super Senior Grand Prix series.
The Planned ScheduleContinue reading 2021 Florida Tournament Schedule
The vast majority of my senior tennis playing friends would much rather play a match than spend time practicing. Why is it that some players practice, and even like it, and others avoid it like the pandemic?
Yes, I am strange …Continue reading To Practice or Not?
What do you do when you arrive at your court at the scheduled time and the players on that court are still playing? That question comes from a reader (and lifelong friend of mine).
Time is Up!Continue reading “Your Time is Up!”
So, how many disputed line calls were there during the red clay French Open? In today’s tech world, there are new (and old) ways to solve that problem.
Hawk Eye TechnologyContinue reading French Open Line Calls
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