epa03339339 Mardy Fish of the USA returns a ball to Xavier Malisse of Belgium in their semifinal match during the Citi Open tennis tournament in Washington, DC, USA, 03 August 2012. Fish defeated Malisse 6-3, 6-4. EPA/SHAWN THEW |
It is unfortunate to hear about what the NCAA has done with deciding to revise college tennis. Coming into effect September of 2013, doubles will be a regular 6 game set and singles will have a 10 pt tiebreak in lieu of a third set. Here are just a couple of ways this is bad….1) There is now no reward for the hard work training off the court and in practice. 2) The platform of developing juniors into top level professionals will take a substantial hit. For coaches, it makes the job of trying to recruit an individual who is considering turning pro much harder with just the 10 pt tiebreak for a 3rd set. Those players will think it’s a joke….which it is.
Hopefully, there will be a way to make this stop before it happens. I encourage everyone who wants to voice out against what the NCAA is doing. What they are doing is hurting tennis all across the board.
Editor’s Note: Tennis fans and players please tells us what you think of the changes.
Hello from New York City. It took awhile but finally arrived. This column has laid dormant. Sorry, that's what happens when one hangs with "Global Chick " We hit the ESPY awards, the Emmy awards and we got lost in the Hamptons, but we are here NOW!
The office here is gloomy. The day is sunny and bright but no one feels sunny and bright. We all feel so disappointed that our hero Roger didn't walk away with his gold trophy. He saved a championship point. He pulled out five sets. He had his beautiful Mirka there.. He had the whole dream team.
London. Wow. What a great city. One of my favs on earth. Grass court tennis. There is nothing finer. Queens was great. So was the Boodles @Stoke park , so was Birmingham and Eastbourne. But nothing on the planet can match the lawns of the mighty All England Lawn Tennis Club.
Jordan @ Agent Atleta Ltd. has announced the signing of Serbian professional tennis player Jovana Jaksic to a management agreement. Jaskic reached the final of the Abierto Monterrey WTA event in March, which marked just the fifth WTA tournament of her young career.
Four legends holding a total of 17 Grand Slam singles titles between them have arrived in Italy for the Grande Sfida, a new ATP Champions Tour event. John McEnroe, Ivan Lendl, Goran Ivanisevic and Michael Chang were welcomed by 200 members of the media on Thursday afternoon ahead of the two-day event which kicks off in Genoa on Friday and concludes in Milan on Saturday.
Indoor tennis is all about speed of thought. Conditions are controlled, so there are no variables like sun or wind. Tennis balls often bounce lower and generally skid through the court. It all means that players are forced to be aggressive in their shot selection and match tactics.