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Contributing Editors: Dan C. Weil, Richard Pagliaro
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Kelsey · August 21, 2013 at 10:25 pm
It was nice talking to you about Xavier Malisse. Hope to hear from you soon.
John Otis · September 6, 2013 at 5:22 pm
I want to know why there is not a concerted effort to make Serena Williams submit to a steroids test. It is obvious that no female has this kind of body without steroid use.
Is there a cover up in women’s tennis? I am very serious about this because something is very fishy about her.
I want to know what guideline there are for steroid testing on an ongoing basis.
Tray Caladan aka Doug Yurchey · October 29, 2013 at 11:34 pm
It was well over a year ago, maybe 2, where I contacted Richard Pagliaro and told him of my invention of a lineless singles court; smaller court that curves and is NEEDED in the fast-paced game of today (published in Tennis Week). Also, an Instant Out-Buzzer that is possible and again NEEDED in tennis, which eliminates errors & LINES-PEOPLE!!!!
Richard never wrote back although there’s a web-page posted saying that he will get back to me…and never did. Nick Bollettieri liked my new court design.
I simply would like to get an email address from you to show you my New Tennis and Instant Out-Buzzer – this is a big revolution in Tennis – it’s FUTURISTIC and a lot of fun. Tennis will be perfect in the future and will not have lines-people! We should change tennis or create an XFL or XTL or Tennis-alternative that stands next to Singles like Doubles. This is not a betrayal of classic, monolithic tennis – Hmm, maybe it is…but why not create a better model? And this is what I’d like to show you.
I was Doug Yurchey – but now going by my new pen-name.
Call me Tray. thanks (818) 407-5588
Tray Caladan aka Doug Yurchey · October 29, 2013 at 11:37 pm
OH! It was THIS website that Richard said he’d look it over tomorrow. Hope I hear from you guys – you should see what I have!
Rob · December 22, 2013 at 2:29 pm
Great work here boys. I am a fan.
Author comment by Scoop Malinowski · December 23, 2013 at 7:31 pm
Rob, thank you very much for the kind sentiments, and thank you for supporting our unique site. Welcome to the tennis-prose.com home.
John Carpenter aka The Unknown Tennis Coach · February 10, 2014 at 4:29 pm
Hi Scoop, got ten years research behind The Real History of USA Tennis Instruction-Who was Teaching What, when, and where and is USA instruction still plagued by false premises? (long version of title, lol) scheduled for this summer publication. I like your site. Would you like to be interviewed for the book. I’ll let you preview excerpts as some of my research I published for free back in 2009 was pretty eye opening. I want to recommend certain tennis writers like your gang. You guys think outside the box. Mark Carruthers, if you haven’t read him, is simply hilarious. Feel free to call me at 805-200-6106. This in the contact us page so I hope you get this. Didn’t expect to see an article above. Your links to your email might not be working properly. My website is down while I move everything over to wordpress. Text me if you prefer that.
Coach mark J Dolan · February 10, 2014 at 8:56 pm
you should take a closer look at the Luke Jenson resignation. Smells of NCAA violations. Highest paid college coach in the country leaves out of nowhere?
Most college coaches think he was the biggest phoney to ever coach.
Have the guts to take a close look even if you do not like what you find. It will be covered up deeply but if you are truly in to reporting true tennis news you will take this on
Roxana Soltani · February 15, 2014 at 10:42 pm
There sure appears to be a correlation between your editor-in-chief Malinowski’s obvious admiration for Federer — i.e. authorship of book about Federer, and this site’s obvious dislike of Nadal, and the inflammatory remarks about doping written in a Feb. 2012 article.
You write about some unknown player who supposedly played Rafa at Madrid, when he took a 20-minute bathroom break, and you correlate that to Rafa doping!! Talk about biased reporting.
You speak about Novak and Rafa playing a long point in fourth set of 2012 AO, at 4 all, after which Novak collapsed but, Rafa was hardly breathing. Let’s dissect that: 1) it was Rafa’s serve, and he had to show he was ready to serve in 25 seconds; 2) he did breath hard following that long rally but, just wasn’t as overdramatic with his behavior as we have all known Novak to be; 3) You failed to point out the fact that Novak played a five-hour match against Murray the day before the final; then, played a six-hour final against Nadal, and won.
What about some impartial reporting on doping suspicions surrounding Novak. After all, this is the same guy that up until 2010, was known for his lack of fitness and asthma/wheezing condition, which caused him to retire from at least five grand slam tournaments between 2005-2008, and countless number of other tournament matches. We all saw Roddick press conference and countless comments by Roger, regarding Novak’s melodrama on court and various injury claims. Suddenly, at the end of 2010, he became Hercules and began winning everything. For the next 12-18 months, he became unstoppable, outplaying and outlasting everyone on court. Yet, we don’t read any remarks by your so called reporters about that.
Or, let’s discuss Andy Murray, who went from a puny, scrawny 16-year-old looking kid, to buffed biceps and six-packs abs, outplaying even Novak in 100-degree weather at 2013 Wimbledon.
Or, let’s talk about your precious Roger, who played what I recall, four five-set matches against Rafa — 2005 Miami, 2006-2008 Wimbledon. Yet, we never saw him with a drop of sweat, out of breath, or a hair out of place, while Rafa was soaked through. Rafa did not play any matches alone. He had Roger, Novak, Andy, or others, as his opponents in all these matches, who did manage to outplay, outrun, and beat him in some of these four, five, or six-hour matches. Yet, we don’t hear anything about how these other players manage to muster up enough energy and power to outplay, outrun and outlast Rafa.
One thing is for certain, Rafa has always had more enthusiasm, more passion, more hunger, more drive, and more mental focus, than all of the above named players. This most likely is the motivation behind your very biased article.
Jonathon · February 19, 2014 at 10:59 pm
Hi scoop have some friends that suggested I speak to u regarding some tennis business my name is jonathan goldfarb and I live in delray. I played all levels of tennis and have some books and other ideas id like to talk to u about. Whats the best way to contact u?
Author comment by Scoop Malinowski · February 20, 2014 at 2:00 pm
Hi Jon, I’m here, text me on my cell at 20l 2l8 08ll, thanks, S
Mark Ozer · March 30, 2014 at 10:20 pm
Not quite sure what I have stumbled upon here. My wife happened to google me today and landed on one of Dan’s articles.
Having been there in Bagnerre De Bigoree in 1987 (and at least a few Septembers after that) I can confidently say that 80% of what Dan reported is accurate and the other 20% is only half wrong. A noble effort.
Will learn more about this noble effort and do have a few stories of my own from back in the day with a few of them having found the light of day long ago. Perhaps this site can be like Nick at Nite for a certain ilk of aging tennis warriors with prose ambitions.
Guillermo Morales-Rubert · May 20, 2014 at 11:03 am
I have an opinion piece for your review. Please let me know what is the proper format.
Author comment by Scoop Malinowski · May 20, 2014 at 1:45 pm
Hello Guillermo, Yes we do accept opinion, feature, article and essays. Please email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for thinking of us, Scoop Malinowski
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Vicky · May 27, 2014 at 8:46 am
Why is it necessary for commentators to talk during a tennis match. I have had to stop watching the french open as a french woman is dribbling on right the the gasquet/tomic match.
Gary McKinney · July 25, 2014 at 12:37 pm
Is there any way I could communicate / write to Richard Pagliaro?
Author comment by Scoop Malinowski · July 25, 2014 at 5:40 pm
I can fwd a message to him Gary.
miho goto · November 15, 2014 at 5:31 pm
Nice to meet you at Fort Lee court with Julia last month. It’s been too cold hitting outdoor… I am sticking to indoor at Concordia College of Bronxville, and Columbia Univ court of Riverdale.
Happy hitting !
Author comment by Scoop Malinowski · November 16, 2014 at 6:44 pm
Hi Miho, Hope to hit with you in future. Nice to meet you also. I like your singles game,
Illuminatus · January 14, 2015 at 11:55 am
Hi TP! Great site – would like to comment on some articles, thx!
Author comment by Scoop Malinowski · January 14, 2015 at 2:26 pm
Hi Illuminatus, thank you very much and welcome to the site.
Bill Chandler · February 2, 2015 at 11:40 pm
Greetings, I had a few comments to make on the Mary Pierce article from 2013, but comments are closed, so thought I might make them here. I played tennis on some public courts next to a baseball field in Treasure Island, FL in the mid-80′s. Played there 3-4 times a week, there were 2 courts, and almost every we played there was a father and daughter practicing next to us. She was maybe 10 years old, with pigtails and glasses. Her father was pretty rough on her and I would tell him how good she was, she could really hit the ball! I don’t remember all the details, but about that time our local paper had an article about a family who had sold their house and were living in hotels and looking for places for their daughter to play tennis. It was the Pierces.
Author comment by Scoop Malinowski · February 3, 2015 at 7:50 am
Interesting insights Bill, thanks for sharing. Your memory shows how much these great players must sacrifice to become champions. They truly do lay it all on the line.
Bill Chandler · February 8, 2015 at 9:12 pm
Thank you Scoop. He was tough on her in those very early hitting sessions, but apparently not as difficult as he was years later. Amazing for me to think that that little girl won the Australian Open within ten years, blows me away! I just read the other article you wrote on Mary 3 weeks ago, didn’t see that one last time here. I read in that article that she’s still in the Tampa Bay area helping out some young players for free, a class lady! I doubt if she remembers those early times, but if you ever talk to her I got a little more info. Besides the baseball field next to the courts in treasure Island there was a water tower. Also, back in ‘those days’ I could really run and her father remarked to her a few times ‘Look at him run!’
Author comment by Scoop Malinowski · February 9, 2015 at 8:09 am
Nice insights Bill. It’s good to see Mary and her dad are pretty close, Jim Pierce is a super nice friendly funny guy, spent some time with him at Eddie Herr, really a good guy, lots of stories, he was cracking one liners with Petr Korda too. Mary was also there coaching her player. They all live in Bradenton area, brother David does too.
Bill Chandler · February 9, 2015 at 10:12 pm
That’s great to hear Scoop. I know that a number of years ago there was an estrangement with Mr. Pierce and his whole family due to his behavior. It’s always good when a family mends it’s fences and becomes a family again. He was friendly with me the 2-3 dozen times I played tennis a few feet from where he was training Mary. Just out of curiosity, if you cross paths with either he or Mary again mention to them about the ‘guy’ who wrote you on your blog about the many times he played tennis next to them on the tennis courts next to the water tower on Treasure Island when Mary was around 10. Interested if they remember those times, I SURE DO!!
Author comment by Scoop Malinowski · February 10, 2015 at 8:43 am
Will do Bill, I do keep communication lines open with Jim. Mary is pretty busy working with her junior players every day, at no charge. So generous.
Bill Chandler · February 10, 2015 at 10:43 am
Yes she is, class act! I believe that many years ago I did send an email to Jim/Mary of congratulations for Mary winning a slam and my ‘connection.’ They were in AZ at a tournament and I saw online that there was a way to send a message. I didn’t get a response, might not have ever gotten it, or was lost in the shuffle of many messages, etc. I did a little research on the family last night, and there was something I read a few times. That Mary’s relationship with God came first, etc. That’s where I’m coming from, got a little ‘ministry’ on Facebook.