Archive | April, 2014

Player to Watch: Fabio Fognini

Fabio Fognini has played tennis since the age of 4. Born in Sanremo, Italy in 1987, the right-handed Italian tennis player currently calls Arma di Taggia home when he’s not traveling for tournaments. Fognini is an avid football fan whose favorite player is Ivan Zamorano, and so when not on the courts, he loves catching […]

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How to Prevent Tennis Injuries

Injuries occur in every sport, and if you play long enough, chances are you will suffer some form of injury at some point. No one is immune from becoming injured—from beginners to pros like world ranked number 4 Victoria Azarenka who is currently benched because of a foot injury. But stretching and proper conditioning can […]

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Guide to Tennis in Philadelphia

The streets of Philadelphia are steeped in history dating back to America’s earliest days. Betsy Ross sewed the first American flag in this city. Chimes from the Liberty Bell echoed among buildings to summon citizens to the first reading of the Declaration of Independence. Visitors to the city can learn about the birth of our […]

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Tennis Gear: Prince 2014 Racquet Collection

Now that winter has released its icy grip on most of the country, tennis enthusiasts are returning to the courts in droves. But as you practice volleying or a new spin on your backhand, you might discover that your current racquet no longer meets your performance demands. With credit or debit card in hand, hit […]

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Tennis Tech Review: Babolat Play Pure Drive

The recently introduced Babolat Play Pure Drive ($399 USD) brings the tennis community access to performance data to which only athletes like runners and cyclists were privy to for years. The Babolat Play has the appearance of a traditional racquet (all the same specs as the Babolat Pure Drive), yet sensors embedded in its handle gather a […]

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Player to Watch: Simona Halep

2013 was a breakthrough, record-setting year for 22-year-old Romanian Simona Halep. At the close of 2012, Halep was ranked number 47 in WTA; yet by the time the 2013 season wrapped up, the ambitious player had snagged the number 11 slot in WTA rankings and been honored with WTA Most Improved Player and ESPN Court’s […]

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Guide to Tennis in Atlanta

As the epicenter of many industries like corporate giants Coca-Cola, Home Depot, and CNN, Atlanta has blossomed into one of the South’s largest and hippest cities. With its ever-expanding population, more and more delectable non-chain eateries and boutiques are appearing among its towering skyscrapers and web of congested highways encircling downtown. The city has become […]

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Tech for Tennis

In a society bombarded by data and always within arms reach of the Internet, why not sift through the heap of digital info to find tools to improve your tennis game? Although the sport of tennis seemed slow to jump on the trend of using apps and electronic devices to step up individual games, there […]

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Finding a Junior Tennis Camp

Junior Tennis Camps The abundance of junior tennis camps within the U.S. can cause parents to have trouble whittling down the choices. There are several questions to ask yourself to help begin narrowing your options. Do you want to send your kid to a boarding tennis camp or a local tennis camp? And why tennis […]

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Guide to Chicago Tennis

Ranked by Lonely Planet as one of the top 10 cities to visit in 2014, Chicago caters to most any interest and taste—from cheering on the cursed Cubs at Wrigley Field, to moving to the beats of your favorite band at Lollapalooza or Blues Fest and marveling at the latest installations featured at world-class museums. […]

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