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Academy Award Winner Played US Open

By Scoop Malinowski You learn something new every day and today I learned an interesting fact. There was an Academy Award-winning actress who was such a good tennis player that she competed in a main draw of a Grand Slam. The star and title role of the 1940 film “Kitty Foyle” – Ginger Rogers – […] Continue to read full article...

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Tracy Austin once said “Tennis is a fistfight without the fists”, but sometimes a tennis match devolves into a fist fight with punches thrown and landed, even in the professional ranks. One such notable occasion where a pro player did a Mike Tyson imitation happened in the 1980s when Dick Stockton slugged Ilie Nastase during […] Continue to read full article...

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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...

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