Player to Watch: Rafael Nadal

Currently ranked No. 1 in the world, Spaniard Rafael Nadal (full name Rafael Nadal Parera) won his first ATP tournament at the age of 15 in 2001—the same year he turned pro. Nadal resides in his hometown Manacor, Mallorca, Spain and has enjoyed at Top 10 ATP ranking since 2005. He began playing tennis at […]

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Become a Ball Person at a Grand Slam Tournament

Known by several names—ball person, ball kid, ball girl, ball boy—these select individuals are able to stand closer to the likes of the Williams sisters, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, and Maria Sharapova than those privileged few who drop great amounts of money to secure the most coveted audience seats. Individuals who get tapped to become […]

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Guide to Tennis in Boston

Residents of Boston have cause to be proud of their hometown, nicknamed Bean Town. The city and surrounding towns are a historian’s mecca of historical landmarks and architecture dating back to colonial days and world-class museums. Sports fans can enjoy year-round events. World-renown educational institutes call the greater Boston area home. Cultural and entertainment opportunities […]

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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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