Wimbledon 2019 and Why I Started Writing about Tennis

I remember watching this and wondering, “How is this guy with the physique of a pencil beating a clay court monster like Muster?” even though I loved his shot-making. I have always liked tennis and on different occasions discussed the impact my father as well as Boris Becker’s 1985 Wimbledon triumph had on my interest…

Tennis and Father’s Day: My Reflection

My dad is one of the biggest reasons I started playing tennis.  First, I saw him come home on Saturdays or Sundays from weekend hacking and thought he looked like he had had a good time.  Second, my siblings and I often got my dad cans of tennis balls for his birthday or for Christmas. …

Interviewing Dartmouth’s Dan Martin

1) So Dan, I became aware of your junior play in Canada once when seeing where my site was on Google’s traffic.  I was thrilled to see someone named “Dan Martin” playing tennis at a high level.  What were your biggest results in junior tennis? My tennis “career” started very early and I’m proud of…

Interviewing Butler University’s Preston Cameron

[Note: I was a teacher and assistant tennis coach at Saint Xavier High School in Louisville during the 2018 season in which Preston was a 12th-grade student] 1. As a high school player, you won 3 consecutive state doubles titles with three different partners. What are your thoughts on that unique accomplishment? It was really…

Imperfectly Perfect – Part 4: Unexpected Champions

We entered our eighth match facing a school that had a lot of good athletes as well as 4 really strong players.  If we were playing them 1-14, I would have felt good, but we were playing our top 7 versus their top 7.  This was going to be a coin flip of a dual…

Madie Cook Interview: 4 Year NCAA Division 1 Player

I will hopefully be doing more interviews as part of this site.  Madie Cook was kind enough to answer some questions about tennis. 1.  You won a Kentucky High School state title in singles in 12th grade.  What was that like?  Did it help you entering college tennis? It was one of the best memories…