Archive for July 2018

Jul/18

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A New Appreciation of Women’s Tennis

While at the Orlando Lake Nona USTA National campus two weeks ago, I wandered over to the Player Development section and caught a practice session between Grace Min and Caroline Dolehide. They were being drilled by Stephen Huss, the former ATP doubles player and now Dolehide’s coach who must’ve been assigned her by the USTA. […] Continue to read full article...

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Jul/18

29

Winning Mixed with an Olympic Gold Medalist

By Scoop Malinowski
I first saw Natalia Shaposhnikova playing tennis at my club two years ago, hitting in the morning with a ball machine on the red clay court at the Packanack Lake Tennis Club. She was quick, fit and though she looked like a beginner she also hit the ball well with two hands on both sides. She could hit a lot of balls into the court. I introduced myself and found her to be a fun, pleasant person, who just started playing tennis less than a year earlier. She had been an Olympic gold medalist gymnast for Russia in 1980. Continue to read full article...

Jul/18

29

Did you know…

Australian top 100 player Jordan Thompson is dating LPGA star Nelly Korda, the daughter of Petr. Richard Gasquet just dyed his hair blond not unlike the color of his pal Benoit Paire. Continue to read full article...

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Jul/18

25

Tennis Hall of Fame Thoughts

By Scoop Malinowski I adore the International Tennis Hall of Fame and have attended the renowned venue for ten consecutive years with no plans to stop in the near future. It's a very special, inspiring, awe-inspiring place, in a beautiful setting. It actually gets better every year to visit the hallowed grounds of the Newport Hall of Fame on Bellevue and Memorial Avenues in the heart of one of America's most spectacular towns. Continue to read full article...

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Jul/18

25

Serena Lashes Out At Disproportionate Drug Testing

The 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams is not happy about the amount of times she has been targeted for drug testing. The 36 year old American revealed on Twitter that she has drug-tested yet again in 2018 — and she accused anti-doping authorities of racial discrimination for subjecting her to considerably more tests than her WTA competitors. Continue to read full article...

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Jul/18

25

Junior Player Bindas Inspired By Coach Mayotte

  My name is Brooklyn Bindas and I turned 12 last March. I have been playing tennis since I was eight but have only taken tennis seriously for a little over a year. For the past year I have trained 4-5 days a week to be a top player. My training has paid off, I am already ranked 6 in New England G12s and 115 Nationally. My plan is to continue to train hard and work on getting stronger. In 2017, I couldn’t even make winter or summer sectionals. This year I placed 3rd at winter sectionals and 2nd at summer sectionals. Continue to read full article...

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Jul/18

23

Breaking News: Zverev Working With Lendl in Tampa

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By Scoop Malinowski A source has revealed that Alexander Zverev is currently working this week with tennis legend Ivan Lendl. The two were photographed at the famous tennis resort Saddlebrook and are working together. It's not known if a long term deal has been agreed to between Lendl and Zverev or if this partnership is just a short term union. Continue to read full article...

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Jul/18

23

Biofle: Tim Mayotte Interview

   
By Scoop Malinowski
Status: Former ATP pro from 1981-1992. Silver Medalist at the 1988 Olympics. Currently teaches tennis at Cunningham Park. Date of birth: Aug. 3, 1960 in Springfield, Mass. First tennis memory: Hitting a ball against the garage in my backyard at about the age of five with an old Jack Kramer racquet. Why do you love playing tennis: I love it more now because there's not so much pressure anymore. Just the feeling of moving and hitting a ball well just gives me a feeling of challenge and freedom. I think that second when you hit a ball perfectly, you get a sense of control, and to me, that's probably the thing that keeps me coming back. Earlier on, it was more about the competition … the idea of making your mark and moving up. Continue to read full article...

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Jul/18

23

Tim Mayotte Analyzes the Young Americans

Image result for tim mayotte wiki By Scoop Malinowski Up in Newport at the Dell Technologies Hall of Fame Championships, watching Lleyton Hewitt and Jordan Thompson play Artem Sitak and Jonathan Ehrlich, standing beside me was a tennis legend...Tim Mayotte. By Scoop Malinowski The former top ten ATP player from New England had a storied career: Wimbledon and Australian Open semis, 12 ATP singles titles, NCAA champions at Stanford, 1988 Olympic silver medal, former agent of Amanda Coetzer and Greg Rusedski, former USTA national coach, Lipton International Players Championships (Miami Open) champion 1985, Queens Club champion 1987. Continue to read full article...

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Jon Glover is a national USTA developmental and ID coach with striking dirty-blond dreadlocks and a friendly, low-key manner who I saw watching a lot of the matches including my son's against Tanner Povey at the USTA Clay Court 12U Nationals in Orlando. Jon grew up in the Philadelphia area and gravitated to tennis when an older gentleman at the park Jon frequented as a kid to play basketball in, introduced him to the sport. Jon went on to earn a tennis scholarship at the University of Florida and after four years of playing there, finished at the time as UF's fifth-highest wins leader. Here's a Q and Q I conducted with Jon at the USTA National Campus this week. Q. What is your tennis background? Glover: "I was a Middle States section player and I played Inter-Nationals in the 12's and 14's and I played four years at the University of Florida." Continue to read full article...

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