Tennis Power Ranking 2019:

With apologies to #NoleFam, I am a few days later getting this out there than I would have liked.  Also, multi-media content will be added later today. Novak Djokovic –  Novak Djokovic beat Dominic Thiem and Stefanos Tsitsipas to grab a lot of momentum and ranking points in Madrid.  He is also now tied for the…

Why do I like Tennis and Basketball? Musing on Sports in General

The match that got me to want to really learn how to play tennis For as long as I can remember, my favorite sports have been tennis and basketball.  I suppose that could be explained away by being from Kentucky with roots in the Appalachian mountains and by my dad being the ultimate weekend hacker…

Court/Real/Royal Tennis National Open Footage

I saw Court/Real/Royal Tennis for the first time when I visited the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, RI in 1999.  It gave me some context for things like the Tennis Court Oath from the French Revolution.  Still, even watching it played for 10 minutes or so the notion of chases and galleries were…

What I Advise a Junior Player to Aim Toward

Getting my team ready for our first junior tennis camp at The Campus in Quinta do Lago 28 Oct-Nov 2. “Developing skills while having fun”. #MurrayMethod 👇🏼 pic.twitter.com/D2K6WkLOO8 — judy murray (@JudyMurray) October 6, 2018 Judy Murray has juniors working on balance and touch! Tennis is a complex sport.  There are at least 6 basic…

I am not Putting Much Stock in Djokovic’s Recent Tournaments

Until next time, @DjokerNole 👏#RolexMCMasters pic.twitter.com/tsmGNHACwT — ATP Tour (@ATP_Tour) April 19, 2019 Did Novak Djokovic win the 2018 World Tour Finals or his tune-up for the Australian Open? Djokovic’s drive toward Nole Slam 2.0 may or may not reach its destination, but I do not think he is worried about anything but his form…

Tennis Twitter – Great Photos from Monte Carlo 2019

Novak #Djokovic leads 5-3 in the 3rd. Some days are a real battle. Today is one of those days… 🗡🛡 #RolexMCMasters pic.twitter.com/zFYllGUZSO — Craig O'Shannessy (@BrainGameTennis) April 16, 2019 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Rafael #Nadal 5-0 v Bautista Agut at #RolexMCMasters The King of the run-around forehand has caught fire 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/56UiprlVCl — Craig O'Shannessy (@BrainGameTennis) April 17,…

Tennis Road Trips – The Sport Remains the Same

I was been fortunate enough to be part of two regional high school tennis events over the past two weekends.  It was interesting driving over three hours from Louisville, KY to Edwardsville, IL.  I remember thinking that road trips in baseball lead to playing in ballparks with different dimensions and that every golf course is…