How Playing Tennis is a Great Way to Make New Friends

How Playing Tennis is a Great Way to Make New Friends

Many, this writer included, believes that our relationships with friends are the single biggest source of happiness in our lives. The impact of friendships on your happiness and mental health is significant. Stress is reduced, comfort and delight are given, and...
Battling Diversity in Tennis Matches

Battling Diversity in Tennis Matches

In any tennis match players undoubtedly face adversity, in a tournament that adversity is compounded. I recently played the 40 and over clay court national championships along with several other players from the Seattle area. It was a great showing for PNW players...
Singles Patterns of Play in Tennis

Singles Patterns of Play in Tennis

When playing a point the goal is for your opponent to make 1 of 5 mistakes; the 3 mistakes that end the point are your opponent missing in the net, long, or wide. The 2 mistakes that keep the point going are hitting into the middle of the court or leaving the ball...
Hitting With Purpose to Improve Your Tennis Game

Hitting With Purpose to Improve Your Tennis Game

The most basic tactic in tennis is to get the ball over the net and in the court 1 more time than your opponent every point. By definition you will win every point you can execute this tactic properly. The highest percentage groundstroke in tennis is cross court and...
Becoming .1% Better at Your Tennis Game

Becoming .1% Better at Your Tennis Game

It’s so exciting to have a fairly complete national tournament schedule and a growing local tournament again! With the resurgence of these events it’s possible to resume individual tournament goals. Goals are typically win or lose; either you win the tournament, reach...