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Tennis - The coaching business is booming, but it's never been more chaotic  ESPN

Want to be a tennis coach? There's plenty of opportunity on tour, but it comes with a caveat: It's not the most stable business.

ESPN
Grand Slam tournaments, Naomi Osaka top tennis Google searches in 2018  Tennis Magazine

Court Report: Naomi Osaka, WTA fan favorite. This video file cannot be played.(Error Code: 102630). The share of online searches for tennis dropped in 2018, ...

Tennis Magazine
Serena Williams sparks tennis rule changes, WTA  NEWS.com.au

The Women's Tennis Association (WTA) will offer greater rankings protection to mothers returning to the tour and introduce modernised dress rules in changes to ...

NEWS.com.au
50 Years, 50 Heroes: Harold Solomon, 1999  Tennis Magazine

For our sixth annual Heroes Issue, we've selected passages from the last 50 years of Tennis Magazine and TENNIS.com—starting in 1969 and ending in ...

Tennis Magazine
The 10 Biggest On-Court Stories of 2018  Tennis Magazine

by: Kamakshi Tandon | December 17, 2018. Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Email. Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Email. HIGHLIGHTS: Novak Djokovic ...

Tennis Magazine
Couples.com presents: The best power couples in tennis  Tennis Magazine

Love means zero when you're keeping score in tennis, but that doesn't mean it's not a major, and valuable, part of life on tour. Is there anything more romantic ...

Tennis Magazine
Tennis - Will Serena Williams' US Open controversy, Roger Federer's woes carry over to 2019 tennis season?  ESPN

There were many surprises during the 2018 tennis season, some of which could have a lasting impact this upcoming season.

ESPN
Tennis Court Faces Uncertain Future  Preston Hollow People

Playing days appear numbered for Highland Park's Tennis Court No. 1. Even Mayor Pro Tem John McKnight has voiced doubts about the future of the court ...

Preston Hollow People
Tennis juniors to serve it up at Foundation Cup  The Cairns Post

FAR North juniors Logan Lizzio and Taichi Sato will be among the crop of future tennis stars competing on the national stage at an interstate tournament next ...

The Cairns Post
Tennis: Grosjean named France Davis Cup captain  Channel NewsAsia

Former world number four Sebastien Grosjean was named as the new captain of France's Davis Cup team, the national federation announced on Monday.

Channel NewsAsia
Yonex VCORE 100+  Tennis Magazine

Beastly power and crushing plow through make the Yonex VCORE 100+ a dangerous weapon for those who can get this racquet moving. In this update to the ...

Tennis Magazine
Alexis Ohanian: I thought tennis was a joke of a sport  Tennis World USA

Speaking at Business Insider's IGNITION conference in New York, Serena Williams' husband Alexis Ohanian commented on how his perception towards tennis ...

Tennis World USA
So long to the little four of men's tennis  ESPN

It's time to say farewell to the little four. For more than a decade, the quartet -- David Ferrer, Tomas Berdych, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Richard Gasquet -- struggled ...

ESPN
Golf legend Jack Nicklaus is as passionate as ever about tennis  Tennis Magazine

Court Report: Rafael Nadal wins ATP's sportsmanship award. This video file cannot be played.(Error Code: 102630). Widely revered as the greatest golfer of all ...

Tennis Magazine
These matches changed the trajectory of the 2018 tennis season  ESPN

No, these were not the most memorable, or even the best, matches of 2018. But Naomi Osaka, Kevin Anderson and Dominic Thiem came up with wins that were ...

ESPN
Justin Gimelstob’s Career in Tennis in Doubt After Halloween Night Altercation  The New York Times

Justin Gimelstob, a tennis coach, TV commentator and board member of the Association of Tennis Professionals, pleaded not guilty to a charge of felony battery ...

The New York Times
One Constant of the Tennis Season: Mixed Emotions  The New York Times

The sport had much to celebrate (new stars like Naomi Osaka, enduring stars like Roger Federer and Serena Williams), but also much to lament.

The New York Times
Manchester joins London in bid to host ATP Finals tennis from 2021  The Guardian

Manchester has joined London as a leading candidate to host the ATP Finals from 2021 to 2025.

The Guardian
Pro Tennis League set to begin on December 18  The Hindu

Some of the leading players of the country — Saketh Myneni, Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan, Vijay Sundar Prashanth, Vishnu Vardhan, Arjun Kadhe, Siddharth ...

The Hindu
Cody to convert tennis courts for Pickle Ball play  KULR-TV

CODY, Wyo. – A sport that looks like a cross between tennis and badminton is so popular in Cody, the city is planning to convert some tennis courts to ...

KULR-TV
The future is here! ITF releases the first World Tennis Rankings  Tennis World USA

Tennis - The lower-ranked players will use it to enter the Challenger draws more easily.

Tennis World USA
California Championships pits Golden State pros against all comers  Tennis Magazine

Court Report: Rafael Nadal wins Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award. This video file cannot be played.(Error Code: 102630). When it comes to producing ...

Tennis Magazine
The Ten: What are the greatest upsets in tennis history? (VOTE)  Tennis Magazine

Watch the fifth episode of The Ten—Upsets on Sunday, December 16 at 8 p.m. ET on Tennis Channel: This video file cannot be played.(Error Code: 102630).

Tennis Magazine
Tennis: Teenage phenom Amanda Animisova signs on for ASB Classic  Newshub

ASB Classic director Karl Budge has uncovered another relatively obscure future star for the women's tennis tournament in Auckland next month. American ...

Newshub
TENNIS.com Podcast: The art of coaching with Sven Groeneveld  Tennis Magazine

"What kind of computer system am I running here—is it Apple or is it Microsoft? We need to speak the same language and the language of the player is more ...

Tennis Magazine
Tennis: Dec. 18 roundup - Sports  Lexington Dispatch

Fuchs gets top CCC honorOak Groves's Jessica Fuchs was named player of the year in the Central Carolina Conference.Also representing Oak Grove on the ...

Lexington Dispatch
Great Southern Tennis Association juniors win against Onkaparinga by one game  Victor Harbor Times

Great Southern Tennis Association juniors win against Onkaparinga by one game.

Victor Harbor Times
Israel's Star Tennis Player: The Jewish Moments that Defined her Career  Aish

An exclusive Aish.com interview with Shahar Peer who retired last year as Israel's most successful tennis player.

Aish
Flurry of Coaching Changes Adds to Upheaval in Women’s Tennis  The New York Times

With eight different women winning the last eight Grand Slam events, women's tennis has rarely been so unpredictable. The off-season did little to calm the ...

The New York Times
The Tennis Podcast: 2018 awards episode  The Telegraph

Presenters David Law (BBC 5 Live, BT Sport) and Catherine Whitaker (Amazon Prime, Eurosport) have interrupted the off-season to look back on 2018 and ...

The Telegraph
Wimbledon tennis buys golf club, members to pocket $107K each  CNN

Celebrities such as Piers Morgan and nearly 800 other members of a London golf club will earn £85000 ($107100) each after agreeing the sale of their ...

CNN
Roger Federer reveals what inspired him to do this ONCE during tennis career  Express

ROGER FEDERER has revealed what spurred him onto to win his solitary French Open title in 2009.

Express
Tennis - Why 2019 could finally be the year of the Big Four's demise  ESPN

Sure, debating which outsider is most likely to knock off the Big Four is nothing new. But something tells us it might actually happen in 2019.

ESPN
Shapovalov, Ymer prep 2019 at IMG - Tennis.life  Tennis.Life

BRADENTON, Fla. – Canadians Denis Shapovalov and Félix Auger-Aliassime have not yet practiced together at the IMG Academy. That will happen this week.

Tennis.Life
The 100 Club: Vera Lapko riding Belarusian boom into 2019  WTA Tennis

The 100 Club honors the players who have made their Top 100 debut in 2018: in this edition, 20-year-old Vera Lapko of Belarus details a season of firsts which ...

WTA Tennis
Sports Personality of the Year: Billie Jean King given lifetime achievement award  BBC Sport

Billie Jean King, who won 39 Grand Slams, receives the lifetime achievement award at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year show.

BBC Sport
Top teams deserve the break in Great Southern tennis  Victor Harbor Times

Top teams deserve the break in Great Southern tennis.

Victor Harbor Times
Santa Clara to force out restaurant, tennis courts for mixed-use project  The Mercury News

An eminent domain action by the city of Santa Clara would displace a restaurant and tennis courts to make way for roads and infrastructure improvements for the ...

The Mercury News
Tennis: Singapore puts in bid to host men's season-ending ATP Finals from 2021  The Straits Times

Singapore lost the hosting rights for the women's tennis season-ending WTA Finals but, in 2021, the Republic could well welcome the top men's stars.. Read ...

The Straits Times
Palm Springs Tennis Club Chooses VRI Americas to Provide Management Services  Business Wire

VRI Americas (VRI), a provider of management and leisure services to vacation owners, has added the Palm Springs Tennis Club in the popular California.

Business Wire
A Poet Who Loves Tennis Follows the Grand Tour, in Prose  The New York Times

Rowan Ricardo Phillips's “The Circuit” is a poet's-eye view of tennis in 2017.

The New York Times
Roger Federer: Tennis star labelled untouchable amid retirement speculation  Express

ROGER FEDERER was untouchable earlier in his career, says Max Mirnyi.

Express
2018 in tennis decoded: The seemingly small incidents that led to the year's defining moments  The Telegraph

The year just gone included several defining images and moments. Serena Williams' meltdown at the US Open, Novak Djokovic down on his haunches after ...

The Telegraph
How much do Rafael Nadal, Maria Sharapova, Simona Halep earn from Nike?  Tennis World USA

The American brand Nike has a lot of sponsorship deals with many great athletes, from basketball to tennis, golf and baseball.

Tennis World USA
Osaka, Nishikori carried flag for Japanese tennis in '18  The Japan Times

With Naomi Osaka enjoying a breakthrough campaign in 2018 and Kei Nishikori making a strong comeback from a career-threatening injury, the past season ...

The Japan Times
DOMINICAN COLLEGE TO ADD MEN'S AND WOMEN'S TENNIS TO 2019-2020 ATHLETICS LINEUP  Dominican College Athletics

Orangeburg, N.Y. (12/17/18) Dominican College Director of Athletics, Joseph S. Clinton, has announced the addition of men's and women's tennis ...

Dominican College Athletics
Why I’ll Enjoy Reflecting on Tennis in the Off-Season  The New York Times

The 2018 season is over. Will the Big 3 still stand tall next year, or will we finally get a long-awaited youthful sea change?

The New York Times
Women's Tennis Releases Spring Slate  Arkansas Razorbacks

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.- Arkansas women's tennis head coach Courtney Steinbock announced the Razorbacks' 2019 spring schedule Friday morning.

Arkansas Razorbacks
McEnroe fears for Kyrgios' future in tennis  Sport24

John McEnroe says that while he's a big fan of Nick Kyrgios, he fears the fiery Australian is in danger of bringing his career to a premature end.

Sport24
Tennis: Junior winners decided  Parkes Champion-Post

Junior competition finished for 2018 last week with the singles and doubles division concluding. All eight pairs should be congratulated for their excellent s...

Parkes Champion-Post
The Ten: What are the 10 greatest seasons in tennis history? (VOTE)  Tennis Magazine

Watch the fourth episode of The Ten: Seasons on Sunday, December 2 at 8 p.m. on Tennis Channel: This video file cannot be played.(Error Code: 102630).

Tennis Magazine
Tennis broadcaster Justin Gimelstob accused of assault in LA  Washington Post

Tennis broadcaster and coach Justin Gimelstob faces a felony assault charge following his Halloween night arrest for allegedly attacking a former friend in Los ...

Washington Post
Less Is More: It's Time to End Best-of-Five at the Majors  Sports Illustrated

The players are saying it, the fans are feeling it, even the rule makers can't deny it. It's time to move on from best-of-five.

Sports Illustrated
Gavrilova plots route back up WTA Rankings  WTA Tennis

Daria Gavrilova has been working hard on her serve, and with a more aggressive attitude is confident about climbing the WTA Rankings. -A +A. WTA Staff.

WTA Tennis
Nick Kyrgios has 'big fish to fry' in Australian summer of tennis  The Sydney Morning Herald

Nick Kyrgios has spent more time playing against children than against training partners in the past month, but the Canberra tennis star has set his sights on big ...

The Sydney Morning Herald
Adegoke, Yakubu win Ikoyi Club/Seven-Up Tennis meet  New Telegraph Newspaper

After intense five days of technical tutoring and competition, winners have emerged from the maiden edition of Ikoyi Club Lawn Tennis competition for.

New Telegraph Newspaper
George H.W. Bush’s passion for tennis  Houston Chronicle

George H.W. Bush was both a gentleman and a gentle man, and it translated into how he played tennis, which he did frequently until hip-replacement surgery in ...

Houston Chronicle
Venus' longtime coach says he was surprised by decision to split  Tennis Magazine

Court Report: The WTA's coaching changes during the offseason. This video file cannot be played.(Error Code: 102630). Venus Williams's decision to split with ...

Tennis Magazine
2018 Christmas gift ideas for women's tennis fans and players  WTA Tennis

With Christmas just around the corner, check out our WTA gift guide for all the best gifts for the women's tennis fan or player in your life. -A +A. Marija Zivlak.

WTA Tennis
The Ten: Who are are biggest hotheads in tennis history? (VOTE)  Tennis Magazine

Watch the fifth episode of The Ten: Hotheads on Sunday, December 9 at 8 p.m. ET on Tennis Channel: This video file cannot be played.(Error Code: 102630).

Tennis Magazine
Tennis tops list of sports for increasing life expectancy  ABC News

Most physical activity is beneficial, but it seems not all sports are equal when it comes to increased life expectancy.

ABC News
The glamorous partners of the world's best tennis players, including a tech millionaire, an MLS heavyweight, and a friend of Prince William  INSIDER

The world's best tennis stars like Serena Williams, Sloane Stephens, and Maria Sharapova have some pretty glamorous partners in life.

INSIDER
Mary Carillo inducted into Sports Broadcasting Hall Of Fame  Tennis Magazine

Mary Carillo on the 2018 Fed Cup final: This video file cannot be played.(Error Code: 102630). It was a big day for one of Tennis Channel's own on Tuesday, ...

Tennis Magazine
Better With Age: Seven of the ATP's year-end Top 10 are over 30  Tennis Magazine

WATCH—World No. 2 Rafael Nadal will resume training next week: This video file cannot be played.(Error Code: 102630). This week's ATP rankings are the ...

Tennis Magazine
Tennis: Finn Tearney on course for back-to-back New Zealand Championship titles  New Zealand Herald

Defending champion Tearney cruised into the men's singles final at the NZ tennis champs.

New Zealand Herald
Serena maybe regrets actions, but is good for tennis - Ferrero | Videos  Stadium Astro

Juan Carlos Ferrero says that Serena Williams is good for tennis but maybe regrets on the on-court controversy she has been a part of.

Stadium Astro
Baylor alum Mark Hurd is helping lead Oracle's U.S. tennis vision  Tennis Magazine

Court Report: This weekend's Davis Cup final between France and Croatia. This video file cannot be played.(Error Code: 102630). HOUSTON—While Novak ...

Tennis Magazine
Milos Raonic Works With New Balance For New On-Court Tennis Sneaker  Forbes

Milos Raonic helped define the engineering behind the new New Balance *Fresh* Foam LavCREDIT: New Balance. Canadian tennis star Milos Raonic — the ...

Forbes
Roger Federer: Tennis superstar told he DESERVES special treatment  Express

ROGER FEDERER deserves special treatment at high-profile tournaments, says Tommy Haas.

Express
Milliam resumes PPS tennis hunt in Naga, Cebu  manilastandard.net

Alexa Milliam seeks to cap a strong finish in the Palawan Pawnshop-Palawan Express Pera Padala age-group tennis season as she shoots for another ...

manilastandard.net
Boris Becker calls Alexander Zverev a ‘superstar’ – and tennis should listen  The Guardian

Not every comment made by Boris Becker hits the mark but he is perfectly qualified to judge the progress of his fellow German, who came of age by winning the ...

The Guardian
Go with the flow: Stosur confident a focus on free-flowing tennis will reap rewards  The Sydney Morning Herald

With three countrywomen slotted ahead of her on world rankings, expect the intense glare of the spotlight to be shifted away from Sam Stosur this summer.

The Sydney Morning Herald
Biggest Crush Award: Radwanska Breaks Tennis' Heart in 2018  Tennis Now

Welcome to the inaugural Tennis Now 25, where we celebrate the best popcorn moments of the 2018 tennis season, and award 25 “Popcorn Awards” to honor ...

Tennis Now
There are 11 Americans in the ATP's year-end Top 100  Tennis Magazine

WATCH—Court Report from November 29th: This video file cannot be played.(Error Code: 102630). The ATP's year-end rankings were released this week and ...

Tennis Magazine
The Last of the Old-Fashioned Davis Cup Tournaments, and the Future of Team Tennis  The New Yorker

Gerald Marzorati writes on the changes coming next year to the Davis Cup, as the International Tennis Federation has more or less placed it in the hands of an ...

The New Yorker
TENNIS.com Podcast: Kent Kinnear's take on the future of US tennis  Tennis Magazine

"Tennis has been unbelievable to me—I've had the opportunities to experience it at a lot of different levels and places." Recently appointed head of men's tennis ...

Tennis Magazine
Serena Williams: 'If you only have power, in tennis you won't last long'  Tennis World USA

Serena Williams believes that many factors need to be there in order to have a long career like she is having. In a press conference, Serena said: 'I think if you ...

Tennis World USA
Roger Federer stunned as Swiss fans vote against tennis legend  Express

ROGER FEDERER was beaten to the 2018 Swiss Sports Personalty award on Sunday night by mountain biker Nino Schurter.

Express
Italian banned for life over tennis match-fixing  Sport24

Daniele Bracciali has been banned from tennis for life and fined $250 000 for match-fixing offences, the Tennis Integrity Unit announced.

Sport24
Photos: Tennis: Eddie Herr Boys 18s Final  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

[1/29] Herald-Tribune photo/Carla Varisco. USA's Emilio Nava returns ball to Nicolas Mejia of Columbia during Sunday's Eddie Herr Boys 18s Tennis Final held ...

Sarasota Herald-Tribune
John McEnroe fearful Nick Kyrgios will 'run himself out' of tennis  The Guardian

Tennis great John McEnroe fears Nick Kyrgios is on a path to tennis ruin if he does not change his ways. “He's going to run himself out of the game at this point, ...

The Guardian
Man’s Body Found Behind Tennis Courts Near Moonlight Beach  Times of San Diego

A body was found in a creek bed near Moonlight State Beach Monday.

Times of San Diego
Wimbledon ticket ballot 2019: How to get Wimbledon 2019 tickets - deadline TODAY  Express

Wimbledon 2019 tickets are on the mind, as despite being some time off, a ballot has opened now. The sporting event is one of the biggest of its kind, and as ...

Express
Ash Barty tipped to join exclusive tennis grand slam club  The Guardian

Australia's No 1 knows there is still room for improvement, but the experts' believe the sky is the limit for her in 2019.

The Guardian
Professional tennis players: Older, fitter and better  Tennishead

Thirty-somethings have never had it so good. As Paul Newman reports, the old guard in the men's game are still holding off the younger generation, while many ...

Tennishead
TENNIS.com Podcast: U.S. tennis' future with Kent Kinnear  Baseline

A swarm of players, coaches and more relocated to the 100-court USTA National Campus in Lake Nona, Fl. (USTA). "Tennis has been unbelievable to me—I've ...

Baseline
Citi Open tennis event likely to stay in D.C., thanks to Mark Ein’s intervention  The Washington Post

With the goal of safeguarding its future in Washington, the Citi Open, which has brought top tennis pros to the D.C. region for a half-century, is in the late stages ...

The Washington Post
St Francis College emerge champions in tennis tournament  Telangana Today

Hyderabad: St Francis College extended their domination to the 14th straight year by bagging Osmania University inter-college tennis championship held at the ...

Telangana Today
Tennis: David Ferrer returns to Auckland for final ASB Classic  Newshub

Veteran Spanish tennis star David Ferrer will return to Auckland for next month's ASB Classic on his farewell tour. The 36-year-old announced in October that ...

Newshub
Tennis is on fire, fatally divided and without an answer to the question: what does its future look like?  The Independent

It all began, the story goes, in the century before last: an age of enterprise and empire, when rich men with big dreams could conquer continents and turn the ...

The Independent
Power Women Newcomers: From the Tennis Court To The Top Of The New York Stock Exchange  Forbes

Each year, Forbes ranks the world's 100 most powerful women. This year, we welcome 20 new power players to the list. These newcomers are not waiting to be ...

Forbes
Rafael Nadal provides MAJOR injury update with first training pic  Express

RAFAEL NADAL is back training on the tennis court after having a successful operation on his foot.

Express
Tennis in the blood of Bay Area family  FOX 13 News, Tampa Bay

ST. PETERSBURG (FOX 13) - Their names are well-known on tennis courts all over Pinellas County. Now, Nga and Le Duong will be recognized across the ...

FOX 13 News, Tampa Bay
Tennis: Marina Erakovic retires as a pro  New Zealand Herald

Marina Erakovic, New Zealand's top-ranked tennis player for more than a decade, has retired. The 30-year-old former world No 39 has pulled the pin on a career ...

New Zealand Herald
Roger Federer: Tennis legend fired warning shot by Dominic Thiem  Express

DOMINIC THIEM has warned Roger Federer that he's gunning for him.

Express
Midland Tennis Player Signs With Bellarmine  WSAZ-TV

Midland senior Channing Varnum will be playing tennis at the next level just three hours away from home. She signed Monday with the Bellarmine University ...

WSAZ-TV
Australian Open tennis revolution ‘throws women under the bus’  NEWS.com.au

Australian Open organisers are reportedly planning to follow in Wimbledon's footsteps but not before adding a twist of their own as they look to shorten final set ...

NEWS.com.au
Pensacola Catholic student continues family's breast cancer charity tennis tournament  Pensacola News Journal

A local charity tennis tournament organized by a Pensacola Catholic High School family is entering its fifth year of raising funds for local breast cancer patients.

Pensacola News Journal
Tennis helps group with intellectual disabilities find confidence  WRAL.com

A national tennis tournament takes place this weekend and athletes from North Carolina are vying to compete.

WRAL.com
‘I yell at them for too much hugging.’ At these tennis matches, winning and losing isn’t everything.  The News & Observer

A berth in a national tennis tournament was on the line November 8, 2018, and some of the state's best players had traveled to North Hills Club in Raleigh to do ...

The News & Observer
 

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Tennis is a racket sport that can be played individually against a single opponent (singles) or between two teams of two players each (doubles). Each player uses a tennis racket that is strung with cord to strike a hollow rubber ball covered with felt over or around a net and into the opponent's court. The object of the game is to maneuver the ball in such a way that the opponent is not able to play a valid return. The player who is unable to return the ball will not gain a point, while the opposite player will.Tennis is an Olympic sport and is played at all levels of society and at all ages. The sport can be played by anyone who can hold a racket, including wheelchair users. The modern game of tennis originated in Birmingham, England, in the late 19th century as lawn tennis. It had close connections both to various field (lawn) games such as croquet and bowls as well as to the older racket sport today called real tennis. During most of the 19th century, in fact, the term tennis referred to real tennis, not lawn tennis: for example, in Disraeli's novel Sybil (1845), Lord Eugene De Vere announces that he will "go down to Hampton Court and play tennis. "The rules of modern tennis have changed little since the 1890s. Two exceptions are that from 1908 to 1961 the server had to keep one foot on the ground at all times, and the adoption of the tiebreak in the 1970s. A recent addition to professional tennis has been the adoption of electronic review technology coupled with a point-challenge system, which allows a player to contest the line call of a point, a system known as Hawk-Eye.Tennis is played by millions of recreational players and is also a popular worldwide spectator sport. The four Grand Slam tournaments (also referred to as the Majors) are especially popular: the Australian Open played on hard courts, the French Open played on red clay courts, Wimbledon played on grass courts, and the US Open also played on hard courts.