Tennis has had an interesting 2016 thus far, with the biggest surprise being Sharapova’s failed drug test at the Aussie Open. My personal opinion is that her case shouldn’t be treated lightly and a lengthy ban is the only response necessary for an athlete who admits to using a performance enhancing drug throughout her entire … More The core issue in tennis as of 2016
At the end of December, when others are looking forward to a holiday, time off work, spending Christmas and New Year’s with family and friends, tennis players are traveling and competing as per tournament schedule requirements. I observed that the way players finished a season would impact the start of the new season. It almost sets … More Do Lead Up Tournaments Matter?
The pursuit of becoming a tennis champion is a journey that consists of numerous highs and lows. In my opinion and after my own experiences, the lows certainly outweigh the highs, particularly if you have your sights on big time tennis. This is the nature of the sport of tennis. It’s not about how many … More The Pursuit of Becoming a Tennis Champion
Over the past decade the ATP tour has produced one of all-time greatest eras with the likes of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray. I can’t remember a time where there has been so much dominance on the tour by four players. From 2005 to present the only players to have won … More Just What The Doctor Ordered
The most prestigous tennis event is about to get underway in London. The Championships, or more commonly known as Wimbledon is the event that every tennis player dreams about. It’s all about the tradition, which is evident the second you approach the All England Tennis & Croquet Club. There is the beautiful rustic gates at … More Wimbledon
I began my journey in this sport as a social player and progressed all the way to the professional level. Many people would find it difficult to believe that I didn’t feel qualified to play the role of ‘coach’ for a very long time. Upon request, I would take a look at a friends swing … More The Club Coach Is Slowly Becoming Obsolete
The Australian Open, Wimbledon, Fed Cup and Davis Cup are broadcasted on TV each year, and we are amazed at the level of play. For some of us who are lucky enough to watch the action live, it’s even more exciting to see. Then, we go out for a game and realise that it really … More Off/Mid Season Conditioning – It Does Exist