Imperfectly Perfect – Part 1: Head Coach?

With the Kentucky high school tennis season having just begun, I am looking back on my coaching start.  I became a teacher in August 2002.  I mentioned to my co-worker and athletic director that I would like to help both the boys and girls’ tennis teams.  He said that would be fine because each team…

Petra Kvitova Grabs a 2nd 2018 Title and Returns to the Top 10

Thirteen consecutive wins? ✅ Back-to-back titles? ✅ First Premier 5 🏆 since 2016? ✅ Four Top 10 (including three Top 4) victories? ✅ Return to the Top 10? ✅@Petra_Kvitova has had a pretty impressive week at @QatarTennis! HIGHLIGHTS–> https://t.co/hpA67GClnn pic.twitter.com/6IlkITwJCN — WTA (@WTA) February 18, 2018 The above numbers are beyond impressive.  Kvitova returning to…

Roger Federer is Back to #1 with his 97th Career Title

Roger Federer is #1 again.  He is the oldest #1 in history supplanted Andre Agassi in that category.  Given that he defends 2000 combined points at Indian Wells and Miami, I am not sure that it will be a long reign.  Still, it is fairly unbelievable.  If Rafa wins Acapulco, where the Spaniard is defending…

Happy Valentine’s Day – Remember Love Means Nothing in Tennis

Love means nothing to a tennis player https://t.co/ZhkMuOhmOg #love #breakup #tennis #tennisplayer #puns pic.twitter.com/xzlu3dSh2X — Nancy Tracy (@Diet_Skeptic) October 9, 2017 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Who says love means nothing to tennis fans?….for Valentine gift inspiration check our website. #tennislover pic.twitter.com/sy1BqzSfFS — Price of Bath (@PriceBalls) January 30, 2018 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

The Strange World of Stadium Sponsor Deals in College Sports

Fast Food Wars at One University While driving home from work recently, I heard about sponsorship money Papa John’s and Pepsi were putting into the University of Louisville’s Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium expansion project.  This initially caught me off guard because I thought Papa John’s restaurant and delivery business featured Coke products.  It turns out…

My History of Favorable Treatment from Tournaments toward Stars

Roger Federer’s frequent night play on Rod Laver Arena sparked some controversy at this year’s Australian Open. I will start with 1991 because I recall the write-up of Jimmy Connors 1991 US Open run mentioning him asking for and receiving extra night matches. Could Connors have run like this during the day and recovered as…