Pickleball: Friend or Foe?

Prelude I first encountered pickleball when playing tennis nearly 10-years ago at a public park.  There were two courts on an upper terrace and one on a lower terrace at this particular park.  My opponent and I took the first available court and were on the upper terrace.  When the lower court cleared, a man…

My Tennis Racquet Odyssey

  Having played tennis since 1985, I have gone through a few phases of racquet use.  I loathe changing equipment when it comes to my racquets so my list of phases is not as long as one might expect.  I will go through them in chronological order.  Click on any of the links to see…

Tennis News: Mahut Doubles Up & Federer w/ 98 Square Inch Frame

Mahut on a Roll Carlos Berlocq and Fabio Fognini deserve a lot of credit for picking up titles last week.  Nicolas Mahut receives a big shout out for winning the final event of the 2013 grass court season in Newport, Rhode Island.  Mahut is a bit of a grass court specialist as he was runner-up…

Roger Federer and a Racquet Change

Honest Assessment Roger Federer has had a few stretches in his career in which decline looked to be steep and imminent.  2008 was the first of these patches.  Novak Djokovic rolled Roger in the Australian Open semifinal round.  Federer was beaten soundly by Mardy Fish in the semifinal round of Indian Wells.  Nadal thrashed Federer…