Entries by TennisDr

Baseball to Tennis Mentality

Dear TennisDr: Though I came from baseball, and hoped to be big league player, I’m glad to be into competitive tennis now that I’m in my 40’s. After 5 straight wins in 3.5 level USTA tournaments, I got my first loss in the semis of my first 4.0 event. I’m proud to have a win/loss […]

Saw It All In Ojai Today!

Probably the oldest tennis tournament in the country, if you haven’t been to “The Ojai”, you haven’t seen tennis! No. 13 Stanford Fights Back To Beat No. 19 USC Women In Pac-12 Title Match -Trojans take a 4-2 loss to the Cardinal in Ojai.  April 20, 2016 OJAI, CALIF. — The No. 19 USC women’s […]

Choosing A Tennis Coach: For Competitive Students

The TennisDr encourages everyone to play this lifetime sport for fun and exercise.  I work with many who want an introduction so they can hit more and pick up balls less.  Great! On the other hand, for those bitten by the “Tennis Bug”, who want to be the best they can be–this note is for you!  […]

Tennis Shangi-La LA Style

Red clay in LA?  Yes, it does exist!  This is one of the most beautiful courts in Los Angeles. This red clay was imported from the makers of the clay at the Italian Open.  As easy on the knees as it is on the eyes, right?

Standing Backflip for TennisDr

May your new year be filled with put aways!  One of my students, a former gymnast, approaches tennis with unique skills.  All I ask is no more diving and shoulder rolls to cut off a passing shot!  Needless to say, a standing back flip takes great training and coordination, so don’t try this at home!