15/Love Tennis Lessons Vol. VIII: The Proper Approach on the Tennis Court

November 15, 2011

In my search to become an elite mind of the tennis world, I have searched tirelessly for tips, drills and techniques to take your tennis game to the next level. Today’s tennis lesson is all about how to approach your opponent. Some matches will present you with an aggressive foe, who attacks the net with […]

15/Love Tennis Lessons Vol. VII: The Tennis Court Samurai

November 10, 2011

A wise man once told me that a skilled samurai is only as good as his sword. The same could be said about tennis players and their rackets. With the season right around the corner, it is time to start thinking about updating your equipment. If your equipment happens to be a weakness in your […]

15/Love Vol. VI: The Shut Down Serve

November 1, 2011

There was one thing that set tennis great, Pete Sampras, apart from his competition; his devastating serve. No one in tennis history has served with more power and accuracy than Sampras. It didn’t matter if he was playing on clay or grass, Sampras brought his A game every time he stepped onto the court. There […]

15/Love Vol. V: For the Love of the Forehand

October 24, 2011

When it came to sports, basketball was my first love. Magic Johnson is my favorite player, but I know that Jordan is the greatest. I feel a similar way about tennis. Tennis has had many stars from all around the world. When I was growing up, the tennis world revolved around my favorite player, Andre […]

15/Love Vol. 4: The Land of Backhand

October 19, 2011

Every athlete has one weakness. What Barry Sanders lacked in speed, he made up in field vision, agility and quickness. It takes a greater athlete to adapt; to take their weaknesses and make them strengths. As Michael Jordan got older and he started to lose a step, he developed an automatic, turn-around jumper. Tennis is […]

Tennis: “I Ain’t Afraid of the Hustle!”

October 12, 2011

Tennis players need to listen to music to relax, and get motivated, or just to practice their tennis swing by themselves. Fairly recently, LMFAO has come out with their “Party Rock Anthem” song that has taken the world by storm, and is played frequently in clubs, coffee shops (shockingly), and radios all over the world. […]

Protect Your Game!

October 4, 2011

How stars are made is a very select process. They live among us, and are chosen out from us, and then watched by us. When it comes to tennis stars, the process is as every bit mysterious. When recruitment time comes around tennis athletes are all within the confines of their high school only imagining […]

15/Love Vol. 3: Restore the Core with Estrada Fitness

October 3, 2011

In my scholastic career, I learned about the value of the core. I learned about the Earth’s core in the fourth grade, when our Earth Science teacher, Mr. Grivel, taught my class about seismology. Mr. Grivel told my class that the Earth’s core is responsible for the creation of many elements that make metal like […]

Tennis: Rules to Match the NCAA Game

September 28, 2011

A solid foundation in the rules is always a good premise for understanding any sport. For tennis, it is no exception. As a social interactive sport, it is also one that applies great physical endurance. The swinging of a racquet, the intense sprints across the court, and the immense adrenaline rush one seek as they […]

15/Love Vol. 2: Shoulder the Load

September 27, 2011

When the ball stops, and the crowd gives you and your opponent a round of applause, you both have to walk to the center of the court and shake hands no matter what. That walk could be the most torturous steps of your life if you have just taken a loss.  Sportsmanship never comes easier […]

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