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Watching Rick Leach In Action

By Scoop Malinowski The Longboat Key Public Tennis Center experienced a monumental moment this month, For the first time a former Grand Slam champion and world no. 1 in professional tennis competed on the courts. The rare spectacle happened at the ITF Longboat Key Super Senior tournament in the first week of this month. Rick […] Continue to read full article...

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Leach Varma Win ITF Longboat Key 55s

Rick Leach and Vivek Varma did it again. They won Level 2: Longboat Key Senior Clay Courts in today’s final 67 62 63 vs Billy Harris and Steve Pittman. It’s the fourth title of 2023 for the nine-time Grand Slam title winner and former ATP world no.1 Leach and Varma, a former All-American at Division II […] Continue to read full article...

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Major Tournament on Longboat Key Next Week

Next week I’m playing a national ITF USTA tennis tournament in Longboat Key Florida where there are some notable entrants. One player coached President Jimmy Carter in tennis at the White House and Camp David. Ken Fugate, he was also President Carter helicopter pilot. Another won nine grand slam doubles titles. Rick Leach. Paul Thomas […] Continue to read full article...




Two Crazy Tennis Tales In One Week

The tennis world has been fairly abnormal this year, to say the least, and my personal tennis life has also experienced a couple of hard to believe occurrences recently. First one was at a private court on Longboat Key in Florida, playing with a friend who warned me that the black crow steals items. I […] Continue to read full article...

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Playing In Yoxoi Performance Attire

By Scoop Malinowski A couple of years ago the clean, classy white attire of Daniel Evans caught my eye. The logo was hard to read on TV, so I gave up trying to figure out what exactly the talented British player was wearing. Evans kept achieving winning results and at the Delray Beach Open a […] Continue to read full article...

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Corona vs. Tennis in Bradenton Sarasota

Tennis is down right now in the Bradenton/Sarasota hotbed but it’s not down and out. yet. IMG is closed. Almost all the main clubs are closed. But there are a few court locations still open or partially open. Longboat Key Club Tennis Gardens allows just singles until 1 pm but they removed all the nets […] Continue to read full article...

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