Never wish or wait for an injury to get better, be smart and proactive so you can exercise happily ever after!
Ninety million people worldwide watched me step onto the tennis court to defeat Bobby Riggs in the "Battle of Sexes" 41 years ago. Looking back, my victory was more than a point of athletic pride -- it was about social change, part of a growing movement that showed women were equal to men.
I attended the 16th annual Out & Equal Workplace Summit at Moscone West Convention Center in San Francisco, California. There were more than 3,000 attendees from 30 different countries. Billie Jean King spoke at the brunch plenary on election day, Nov. 4. Here are 10 things I learned about Billie Jean King.
The Kanters' recipe for a long, healthy life is moderation in all things, a good diet and regular exercise. And standardized electronic health records could go a long way toward longer lives for everyone.
Today, every sport is troubled by violence on and off the field, sexual predators, illegal drug usage, and corrupt practices. In the United States alone, one need only mention names - Bonds, Sandusky, Armstrong, Rice - but the list is endless.
Tennis is often overlooked as a good sport for children who may be busy with the more popular children's pastimes of soccer and softball. But, tennis has great benefits for children and can be a nice complement to sports children already play and love.
Tennis is a game that preserves many of the values traditionally ascribed to sport⎯honor, pride, respect, decency⎯but lost now in the narcissistic, self-celebratory posturing of most professional athletes playing football, basketball, and baseball, America's big three.
My petition in my wife Briggs's memory on Change.org, the Petition for Briggs for Cancer Immunotherapy for All, has been generously signed by 25 stars of film, media, and tennis.
For two weeks every year, the glamour quotient spikes in Flushing Meadows, Queens as the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center becomes the Magic Kin...
To get the number of signatures on it to build to the point that we can begin truly changing the face of cancer, I want to start a volleying-video challenge here in this post while the U.S. Open is still in full swing.
We went to the U.S. Open to find out how best to throw a party and we made sure to ask the right person.
When tennis elbow pain fails to improve, most tennis players seek medical care and, in many cases, a long journey begins. Even the best care won't prevent a lengthy recovery for those whose tennis elbow involves inflammation of the extensor tendon or partial tears in varying degrees of the same tendon.
That so much has happened around the US Open is only fitting. My late wife often observed that the "Open" was the only one of tennis' four majors that described a state of being. Stay open, she advised, and good things will happen. She was correct.
Conventional wisdom says book a room in South Beach. But if you want a different look at Miami, head downtown.
We used to have a hit together at these handball courts in New York every Saturday or Sunday morning, even through winter. Neither of us ever thought we were going to lose the battle to save her.