A Tour of Court/Real/Royal Tennis

My strange obsession with our beloved Lawn Tennis’ forerunner continues. Maybe I can ask my athletic director to build one of these courts on our campus. Here is a longer look at the sport.

On The Origin of Contemporary Tennis – Part 1

First, my post-US Open sabbatical is over, and I am glad to be writing about tennis once more.   Second, I am not departing on the HMS Beagle, but tennis has its own historical record nicely preserved on sites such as youtube.  In my Tim Mayotte interview, I posted a video in which Mayotte described…

Debating Kel Round 2 – Is Wimbledon the Greatest Slam?

I have to admit Wimbledon is the tournament that captured my imagination most as a fan Mirror Mirror on the Wall, Which is the Greatest Grand Slam in Tennis? Kel – Hi Dan. I think this is a very good debate to have right now as the Wimbledon fever slowly arrests the tennis world.  For…

Tennis Abides Vlog/Podcast #1

Last month, I dipped my toe into the world of podcasting.  Podbean has a great product, but it does not offer a lot of space in terms of its free services.  I liked the idea of a voice only podcast as I have a good speaking voice.  However, youtube allows me to upload to my…

Dimitrov and Nishikori Take Titles

Dimitrov Rises to #14 w/ 3rd Career Title Grigor Dimitrov won a 250 level event in Bucharest.  His 2014 season has been hot and cold, but perhaps he is hot again after taking his second title of the year.  His ranking has risen to a career high of #14.  Dimitrov has the variety and young…