Defending Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka will join forces with fellow countryman Roger Federer, as the duo enters the Men’s Doubles draw of the 2014 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, Calif.
The 2014 BNP Paribas Open kicked off at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, as the women took center stage. In opening round action, it was Peng Shuai who was a 4-6, 6-0, 7-5 winner over 2009 Indian Wells winner, Vera Zvonareva.
Serena Williams will spend her 178th and 179th weeks as the number one player in the world atop the WTA Women’s Singles Rankings, passing Monica Seles for fifth place all-time for weeks spent in the top spot atop the rankings.
New York tennis fans were treated to some of the tennis world’s top stars on the evening of March 3rd as two exhibition matches were held as part of the 7th Annual BNP Paribas Showdown at Madison Square Garden. The BNP Paribas Showdown is part of the Second Annual World Tennis Day, a global celebration of tennis that included Showdown exhibition events in Hong Kong and London.
The USTA set a new Guinness World Record Sunday, with 406 enthusiastic kids ages 6-18 set the record for "Largest Tennis Lesson." Held at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, N.Y., the 30-minute lesson began at 9:00 a.m. with participation from several of the area’s largest tennis and education themed after school programs, including the New York Junior Tennis League (NYJTL) and Harlem Junior Tennis and Education Program (HJTEP).
The BNP Paribas Showdown is set for tonight in New York City at Madison Square Garden. In addition to the singles event featuring Novak Djokovic take on Andy Murray, a doubles exhibition will kick things off as the number one-ranked men’s doubles team of Bob & Mike Bryan face John & Patrick McEnroe. We recently had a chance to catch up with the Bryans during a press call promoting the event.
Roger Federer defeated world number two Novak Djokovic for the first time in 18 months 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 to reach the finals of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships final. Federer advances to face Tomas Berdych, a 7-5, 7-5 semifinals winner over Philipp Kohlschreiber.
Ladder drills, shuttle runs and cone drills will help your footwork on the tennis court, and according to a recent study in The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, they could make you smarter.
Is hitting tennis balls on a racquetball court (or squash court) helpful to your tennis game? The answer is unequivocally ... YES! I am living proof ... 63-years-old and still improving. It is amazing!
Newsday.com just published an article entitled "Get to Know 11 Home Remedies for Tennis Elbow," and it is likely advice that you already know like "ice the area," take aspirin," "use compression," and "rest."
In the first three months of 2013 the ATP challenger tour will be testing out a new rule, the elimination of the service let. Though there are no immediate plans to implement this rule in a broader scope there is no question that this is the first attempt at doing just that. Would this potential change be a positive thing for the sport? I think so.
In doubles, points end fairly quickly due to the fast nature of the game itself-singles can be a very different story. Let’s go over a few ways to end some points more quickly and get you off the court sooner.
The Suffolk County Tennis Coaches Association (SCTCA) invites you to a Suffolk County Varsity Tennis Coaches Workshop, set for Saturday, March 8 from 2:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. at Sportime Kings Park, located at 275 Indian Head Road in Kings Park, N.Y.