As a stay-at-home mom in my early 40s, I've spent the last decade searching for ways to keep my mind from going numb while the kiddos are in school. But playing in a suburban women's tennis league is the one thing I credit with helping me maintain my competitive edge, a trait that will definitely come in handy as I prepare to rejoin the workforce and get back in that game.
Serena, like many successful women, is burdened with the responsibility of being both preternatural and marketable, miraculous in talent but accessible to the masses. She is asked to defy the laws of physics, put on displays of athletic ingenuity, but also comport herself like she is at the local country club.
Their achievements in the sport, as black athletes who defied the odds, already merits their classification as living legends in their own right. Yet as the eyes of a nation watched with intense interest, and as their fingers tweeted every development in real time, one of the sisters stood poised to reach a rare historic feat with a U.S. Open championship this year.
Tennis could be witnessing one the most important technological evolutions in its history: connected tennis. The new digital connection and associated apps allows players with a connected tennis device such as Babolat Play.
"Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can" said Arthur Ashe. On Saturday, August 29th everybody at the 20th Annual Arthur Ashe Kids Day brought their A game.
Forty-eight years ago, Bill MacPhail, then in charge of sports at CBS, signed a deal with the US Tennis Open to carry its tennis matches, men's and women's, on the CBS network. That deal died last year and in 2015 you'll have to watch them on ESPN.
The Forbes list of the world's highest-paid female athletes was recently released, and to nobody's surprise, tennis players claimed most of the spots. Let's take a look at the top seven female tennis players in terms of earnings.
There are more than 3,000 professionally ranked players in the world and many more competing for their first point. Less than 10 percent of players competing in professional tournaments make it to the U.S. Open.
When most people think of the highest-paid male athletes, tennis players are often overlooked. However, the combined endorsements and prize money are well into the millions of dollars per year for the highest-profile male tennis players.
Life is sports and sports is life. While most of us will never be competing under the bright lights of the biggest arenas, we have imaged ourselves...
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You know it's too late for civilization when tennis and pornography get mixed up in bar talk. Way too late. But it's not over yet.
We must never allow elite sportspeople to shame women publicly like Kyrgios has done. The question is, what are Tennis Australia going to do about it?
Here are seven ways I set myself up for failure as a pro tennis player:
Parents proudly watching their aspiring major leaguers hit a home run, serve an ace in tennis, or lunge to stop a goal might find it hard to imagine that their child's success in sports could harm his or her health. But today, games like sandlot baseball often are not kid stuff anymore.
My world ended at 22. I lost everything I had worked so hard since the age of 9 to become. A simple "and what do you do?" would send me for a toss dee...