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The Essential Components of Tennis Diet and Nutrition

The Essential Components of Tennis Diet and Nutrition

03/04/2013

A tennis players diet is different from a regular diet, in that the nutrition requirements are more specific and regulated. For players engaging in tennis training, a highly specialized tennis diet should be carefully planned and monitored. In today’s modern tennis, players recognize the need of on court training as well as off court preparation. All of the...

34 Reasons to Play Tennis

34 Reasons to Play Tennis

03/04/2013

Health, fitness, fun make sport excellent choice _by Jack Groppel, Ph.D., USPTA Master Professional_   We’ve all heard tennis referred to as the "sport for a lifetime." But, is this really true? According to world-renowned scientists from a variety of disciplines, there is no doubt that tennis can improve your overall health, including your mental and...

Tennis as a Total Body Workout

Tennis as a Total Body Workout

03/04/2013

There aren't many sports activities that test every part of your body. Basketball and soccer are good for your legs and your aerobic health. Weightlifting makes you stronger. Tennis takes care of everything. It requires QUICKNESS and AGILITY to get to the ball, CORE STRENGTH to get power into your shots, STAMINA to be able to play for a couple of sets and MENTAL...

The Rich get Richer: Indian Wells Boosts Prize Money

The Rich get Richer: Indian Wells Boosts Prize Money

02/28/2013

The old song lyric by the Oak Ridge Boys would have you believe that all the gold in California is "In a bank in the middle of Beverly Hills in somebody else's name.  The promoters of the BNP Paribas Open beg to differ, and have put their money where their mouth is, announcing an increase in 2013 prize money for the event, topping out at $5,030,402.  This is a cool...

Light the Candles - February 24 - March 2

Light the Candles - February 24 - March 2

02/28/2013

A look at tennis players celebrating birthdays between February 24 and March 2  FEBRUARY 24 - Australia's Lleyton Hewitt, the youngest man to ever reach No. 1 in the world, turns 32. Hewitt has won two Grand Slam singles titles and one in doubles. In 2000, he and Max Mirnyi won the men's doubles title at the US Open, making Hewitt he youngest man to win a Grand...

Juan Martin Del Potro Says Messi Can Be Greater Than Maradona

Juan Martin Del Potro Says Messi Can Be Greater Than Maradona

02/28/2013

Dubai quarterfinalist Juan Martin Del Potro talked some football yesterday following a tough third-set tiebreak win over Marcos Baghdatis. Del Potro hails from a football-rich nation of Argentina which boasts argubaly the best player, Lionel Messi, and one of the all-tile greats, Diego Maradona. Maradona, an Ambassador for the Dubai Sports Council, was on hand...

Rebecca Marino quits tennis because of bullying on social media

Rebecca Marino quits tennis because of bullying on social media

02/28/2013

Think back to those days as kids when you were standing on a basketball court or a putting green or a tennis court day-dreaming about what it would be like to one day be a professional. A kid's mind wonders to Fenway or Augusta or Wimbledon, creating a fantasy world where you are the person everyone is watching and rooting for and that shot you take or that putt...

Unlikely tennis happenings in 2013

Unlikely tennis happenings in 2013

02/28/2013

Of all the tournaments RAFAEL NADAL could have made his return at, the VTR Open in the Chilean resort town of Vina del Mar is one of the least likely, based on the Spaniard's scheduling history. Nadal hasn't played any South American event since 2005, when he won Costa do Sauipe to begin his worldwide chase of clay-court titles. But Rafa is finally ready get on...

At SAP Open, a Showcase for the Next Generation

At SAP Open, a Showcase for the Next Generation

02/28/2013

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Over the weekend, Andy Roddick donned a knitted hat and a white golf glove at a celebrity pro-am in Pebble Beach, Calif., America’s one-time tennis poster boy trading in his workman’s racket for leisure and a nine iron. Just 75 miles up the road this week, pro tennis continues without Roddick at the SAP Open in San Jose, in its final...

2013 Australian Open Preview

2013 Australian Open Preview

02/28/2013

This is the first Grand Slam of the year. It's also the first Grand Slam in more than a decade that Andy Roddick will not contest. I found myself looking at the men's singles draw and, by habit, I scanned it quickly to see if the American was anywhere near Roger Federer. For that brief scanning, I had actually forgotten that my favorite male tennis player retired...