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CRAIG CIGNARELLI MASTER TENNIS COACH AND SPEAKER SHARES HIS TENNIS DEFINITIONS thumbnail

CRAIG CIGNARELLI MASTER TENNIS COACH AND SPEAKER SHARES HIS TENNIS DEFINITIONS

Backhandsome (def) those beautiful one-handers. (See Justine Henin and Stan Wawrinka) Ballchemy (def) what top players perform Ball-buoy (def) the kid who just sits there spinning his head around instead of getting the damn ball
RICHARD EVANS SHARES HIS NIGHT AS ALTHEA GIBSON’S ESCORT AT THE WIMBLEDON BALL • BLACK HISTORY MONTH thumbnail

RICHARD EVANS SHARES HIS NIGHT AS ALTHEA GIBSON’S ESCORT AT THE WIMBLEDON BALL • BLACK HISTORY MONTH

It was Charles Wintour, the father of Vogue’s Anna Wintour, who assigned me to write Althea Gibson’s copy for the London Evening Standard in 1960 and, in doing so, kick started my tennis writing career.
ROGER FEDERER WINS 2018 AUSSIE OPEN • 20TH SLAM • HAS NO PLANS TO RETIRE • HE FORGOT TO TELL FANS “I’LL BE BACK” thumbnail

ROGER FEDERER WINS 2018 AUSSIE OPEN • 20TH SLAM • HAS NO PLANS TO RETIRE • HE FORGOT TO TELL FANS “I’LL BE BACK”

Please enjoy a silly story By Craig Cignarelli who basically wants to make us smile. But I'm pretty certain he thinks he has used every superlative to expound on Roger Federer already.
CRAIG CIGNARELLI MASTER TENNIS COACH ENLIGHTENS US ON THE RECENT COACHES CONFERENCE IN MELBOURNE thumbnail

CRAIG CIGNARELLI MASTER TENNIS COACH ENLIGHTENS US ON THE RECENT COACHES CONFERENCE IN MELBOURNE

Earlier this week, three-hundred coaches descended upon Melbourne Park’s Hisense arena for a six-day educational forum entitled: The Grand Slam Coaches Conference.
10SBALLS SHARES A POSTCARD FROM CRAIG CIGNARELLI AT THE AUSTRALIAN OPEN TENNIS 2018 thumbnail

10SBALLS SHARES A POSTCARD FROM CRAIG CIGNARELLI AT THE AUSTRALIAN OPEN TENNIS 2018

If you’re looking for Oz, The Tanderrum Bridge is far a better path than the yellow brick road. One of this year’s tournament’s technological innovations is the Umpire chair, which now requires a seatbelt and lifts the umpire ten feet into the air at the push of a button.
CRAIG CIGNARELLI SHARES A POSTCARD WITH 10SBALLS FROM THE 2018 AUSTRALIAN OPEN TENNIS thumbnail

CRAIG CIGNARELLI SHARES A POSTCARD WITH 10SBALLS FROM THE 2018 AUSTRALIAN OPEN TENNIS

Lauren Davis and Simona Halep have the kind of hearts Andrea Bocelli sings about. When the Rod Laver Arena crowd goes off, it sounds like a Bose Speaker.
TENNIS 10SBALLS CHECKS IN FROM 2018 AUSTRALIAN OPEN • TIDBITS FROM LOVEY • GDAY CRAIG TILEY • PLEASE WAKE-UP thumbnail

TENNIS 10SBALLS CHECKS IN FROM 2018 AUSTRALIAN OPEN • TIDBITS FROM LOVEY • GDAY CRAIG TILEY • PLEASE WAKE-UP

Ken Rosewall writes notes annually to Roger Federer. That's really great. Or is it? Look deeper. The "suits" that run these tourneys.. yes, Craig Tiley you too... Tourney Directors seem obtuse to all of your living legends.
THE ODDITIES FROM A YANK IN MELBOURNE thumbnail

THE ODDITIES FROM A YANK IN MELBOURNE

Melbourne’s Yarra River flows slow and brown. At its bottom, one sees rusting bicycles from which drunken Aussies have leapt or fallen, a smattering of beer cans which were the former phrase’s root cause, and a slew of slain tennis balls likely batted from the frame of a mid-practice Nick Kyrgios.
10SBALLS • TENNIS SHARES A POSTCARD FROM “ORANGE COACH” SVEN GROENEVELD FROM MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA 2018 thumbnail

10SBALLS • TENNIS SHARES A POSTCARD FROM “ORANGE COACH” SVEN GROENEVELD FROM MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA 2018

Click here to see our latest postcard from our great tennis friend Sven Groeneveld.
10SBALLS SHARES CRAIG CIGNARELLI’S LOOK AHEAD TO TENNIS 2018 ON THE ATP • WTA TOURS thumbnail

10SBALLS SHARES CRAIG CIGNARELLI’S LOOK AHEAD TO TENNIS 2018 ON THE ATP • WTA TOURS

In 2008, I was sitting at the BNP Paribas in Indian Wells and the gentleman beside me whispered something about statistics. For the past two decades, he’d worked for several national governments, performing economic modeling and then spitting out enough data to give their budgetary bean counters the shrieking fantods.
GENE SCOTT • TENNIS SUPER HERO • BEST FRIEND AND LIFETIME MENTOR @10SBALLS WOULD HAVE BEEN 80 TODAY thumbnail

GENE SCOTT • TENNIS SUPER HERO • BEST FRIEND AND LIFETIME MENTOR @10SBALLS WOULD HAVE BEEN 80 TODAY

As truth teller, tournament director, world champion and respected tennis voice, Eugene L. Scott served many roles and had a staggering impact on Open Era tennis.
OBITUARY OF PANCHO SEGURA • DAVIS CUP • TENNIS TIDBITS • 10SBALLS POSTCARD FROM PARIS thumbnail

OBITUARY OF PANCHO SEGURA • DAVIS CUP • TENNIS TIDBITS • 10SBALLS POSTCARD FROM PARIS

Writing an obituary is never easy. It's Hardest when you know the person. Harder if you knew them well. Harder if you knew them a long time...
BRETT CONNORS T2000 PHOTO GALLERY CHOSEN BY HIS FRIENDS AT 10SBALLS_COM thumbnail

BRETT CONNORS T2000 PHOTO GALLERY CHOSEN BY HIS FRIENDS AT 10SBALLS_COM

Today Alejandro, our star photo editor, story editor, and new tennis player, found a classic t2000. In honor of the fantastic Wilson racket, and in honor of the greatest Lefty of the 1970's and 1980's and part of the 1990's, we made this gallery of Brett's work.
RICHARD EVANS REPORTS FOR 10SBALLS • JACK SOCK DEFEATS KRAJINOVIC TO WIN ROLEX PARIS MASTERS TITLE thumbnail

RICHARD EVANS REPORTS FOR 10SBALLS • JACK SOCK DEFEATS KRAJINOVIC TO WIN ROLEX PARIS MASTERS TITLE

They both said it. “This has been a week I will never forget.” Nor should they because, at the Rolex Paris Masters, Jack Sock and Filip Krajinovic lifted themselves to higher levels of achievement than either had ever experienced before.
FILIP KRAJINOVIC OUSTS JOHN ISNER, SETS PARIS MASTERS FINAL AGAINST JACK SOCK BY RICHARD EVANS FOR 10SBALLS thumbnail

FILIP KRAJINOVIC OUSTS JOHN ISNER, SETS PARIS MASTERS FINAL AGAINST JACK SOCK BY RICHARD EVANS FOR 10SBALLS

It was all set up for two Americans to make Paris their own by reaching the final of the year’s last ATP Masters 100 event. It never happened.

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