Can Tennis Save My Life? Part 2

An award to whoever picks me out in this picture first? Today, I start a second season at St. Xavier High School as the JV tennis coach.  Last year, I lost 17 lbs. and radically improved various aspects of my blood work during the high school tennis season.  I’d like to build on that foundation…

Stan Lee – In Memoriam: Tennis Heroes

Tennis and comic books commanded much of my attention from 7th through 9th grade.  Comics faded in my life but tennis persisted.*  I was a Marvel fan collecting Silver Surfer and Thor comics for the most part with a few Dark Horse Godzilla comics thrown in for good measure.  Comic books stoked the imagination of…

Tennis Stories: The Sub

There are moments that stand out for the wrong reasons.  The strangest and most cringe-worthy moment of my 33-year tennis career happened when I was subbing.   Tennis can be an expensive sport.  Lessons cost money, court time can cost money, tennis equipment is not cheap, tournaments cost money, leagues are not free … Subbing is…

Tennis Twitter Highlights 10/27/2018

Down 6-0, 2-0, @SloaneStephens battles back to defeat Pliskova, 0-6, 6-4, 6-1! Will face Svitolina in @WTAFinalsSG championship! pic.twitter.com/ULwFJqGIV7 — WTA (@WTA) October 27, 2018 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Milestones All Over the Place Federer extends his own record for most finals at a single tournament on the @ATPWorldTour Federer: 14(Basel)Nadal: 12( Monte Carlo)Federer: 12 ( Halle)Federer: 11(…

Tennis Abides – 7th Anniversary: State of the Site Address

Changes as Tennis Abides Turns 7 Dear Readers, I started writing about tennis for various websites in part due to being taken with the high level of play I saw at Masters Cincinnati 2002.  I recall watching Carlos Moya up close on day 1 and thinking he would have a nice run.  Little did I…

DDP Yoga for Tennis Week 2 Review

Healthy: No Hamstring Issues April 8 – I did the Diamond Dozen April 9 – I did the Diamond Dozen April 10 – After my hamstring injury, I was able to enter into a full week of tennis and DDP Yoga.  I did an hour of tennis drills for the first time since my injury.  I…

DDP Yoga for Tennis Week 1 Review

Hamstrung Unfortunately on April 1st, I pulled my hamstring playing tennis.  That cut into my tennis and yoga time.  I do not have a ton to report, but will add a week to this series as my hamstring is more or less better now.  Here is what I have done to this point: March 31:…

Evaluating DDP Yoga for Tennis – Phase 1

I dabbled with DDPYoga during cold weather months, will committing to it improve my tennis? I have gained more weight than I would like over the past several years.  Despite eating a pretty healthy diet by US standards, I have through inaction, stress, and lack of sleep managed to not be particularly well conditioned.  This…

Returning from Illness: 10 Quick Hits

I have been sick with assorted ailments throughout February.  My kids and spouse have also had a mixture of maladies (I love alliteration).  I am back to writing more regularly now. Stan Wawrinka winning Rotterdam and skipping Davis Cup makes me think he is tired of being on the outside of the Big 4.  I…