Why Is Clay Court Tennis Different?

Tennis is perhaps one of the only sports that requires an athlete to compete on more than four different surfaces throughout one season. Just off the top of my head, you have Plexicushion (Australian Open), Har-Tru (Green Clay, Charleston Open), Red Clay (French Open and Europe), Natural Grass (Wimbledon, England and Netherlands), Deco-Turf (US Open,... Continue Reading →

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Fed Cup Preview – Australia vs Netherlands

I’m so excited to be heading south to Wollongong this weekend to get behind the Australian team, as they face off against Netherlands for a place in the World Group. The teams are being led by Alicia Molik (Australia) and Paul Haarhuis (Netherlands). Ashleigh Barty, Daria Gavrilova, Sam Stosur and Destanee Aiava have been nominated to... Continue Reading →

Back To The Beginning Again

Tennis is one of the toughest sports in my opinion, not just because it is an individual sport, but also due to the fact that there is no set criteria to follow in order to achieve success. If anyone has tried to play tennis at a high level or even a recreational level, it soon... Continue Reading →

The DNA of a Professional Athlete

I have been underestimated on many occasions due to my background of being a professional athlete. This apparently meant that I have lived a privileged life and knew nothing of hardship, loss, disappointment and pain. It was almost as though people thought I lived a luxurious lifestyle. All they heard was that I was travelling... Continue Reading →

How To Beat The Heat

It is fair to say that tennis is an outdoor sport for many people all over the world. I am an Australian and have grown up playing tennis outdoors. I feel as though the toughest challenge apart from the game itself, is dealing with extreme heat and a high degree of humidity. There really is nothing... Continue Reading →

Tennis Tips You Don’t Want To Miss

When you think of past and current tennis champions such as Mary Pierce, Martina Hingis, Anna Kournikova, Monica Seles, Jennifer Capriati, Jelena Jankovic, Maria Sharapova, Sabine Lisicki, Andre Agassi, Jim Courier, Tommy Haas, Max Mirnyi, they all share one thing in common. Not only are they all grand slam champions, but they have achieved most of... Continue Reading →

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