Memories of the 1988 Men’s US Open

A new emphasis on videos for Tennis Abides.  We all miss tennis, but maybe some memories will make tennis seem not as far away. This court and color scheme were not in existence in 1988,  but it is a US Open photo.

Does Tennis Need Inspirational Speeches?

Originally posted on Tennis Abides: Dan Martin on Tennis and Life:
 Does Tennis Need Inspirational Speeches? Autobiographical Note Growing up in Kentucky, I have had the chance to see two quite demonstrative and intense coaches in John Calipari and Rick Pitino.  Each man can sell snake oil quite well.  Pitino was even called “the…

Wimbledon Shutting Down: Not Unexpected

I know tennis fans love Wimbledon.  Still, I think the event made the wisest decision it could make today.  This pandemic has changed many things.  It will continue to do so.  Some day, and hopefully that day is in 2021, Wimbledon will be back, but for now, Wimbledon and other non-essential public events need to…