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 →


Lessons from the French Open

Be cool - Playing the big points well can get you across the line, i.e. Garbine Muguruza during the second week of tennis, particularly against Samantha Stosur and Serena Williams. Work the crowd - The French crowd loves showmanship and they support the player who is entertaining. Remember that tennis is a form of entertainment... Continue Reading →

The core issue in tennis as of 2016

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... Continue Reading →

A final for the ages

The Australian Open women's final produced one of the most spectacular matches in the open era. For me personally, it was the best match I have seen in the history of the sport! Serena Williams was chasing history, looking to equal the great Steffi Graf who holds an open era record of 22 major singles... Continue Reading →

Do Lead Up Tournaments Matter?

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... Continue Reading →

Statistics Never Lie

There are some tennis players who disregard the value of statistics when it comes to improving and developing their game. I was never one of those players. I see statistics as very valuable information which can be used to assess current performance and predict future performances. After each match, I recorded the final scoreline in... Continue Reading →

The 5-Year Engagement For Vaidisova

I know from experience that the women's professional game is the most physical it has ever been. The Williams' sisters introduced supreme athleticism and power into the game in the late 90's and the game has not taken a step back from that point. Since then, many female professionals have retired quite abruptly and years... Continue Reading →

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