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Saturday, January 29, 2011

FAVORITE SITES: Timeless Tennis by Gary Bala

Posted: Wednesday, January 26, 2011
The New String Generation

Magazine Article Review

The Atlantic magazine this month has a very interesting article titled: "The New Physics of Tennis: Unlocking the Mysteries of Rafael Nadal's Killer Topspin" by Joshua M. Speckman. In it, Speckman dissects one of the principal reasons why pros today...read more

Friday, January 21, 2011

FAVORITE SITES: Timeless Tennis by Gary Bala

Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Who was the last Aussie and "janitor" to win the Australian Open?

Mark "Superman" Edmondson
The media called him "janitor" because he had taken odd jobs cleaning windows to help pay for tennis expenses. The fans called him "Superman" for his heroics and rise from humble origins.

In 1976, Mark "Superman" Edmondson beat compatriot John Newcombe...read more

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Episode 62: Tennis on the kitchen table

Want to have fun inside, on your kitchen or dining room table, playing tennis? Balderdash you say? Not when it comes to tennis BOARD GAMES that might be just the answer for cold, snowy, or rainy weather. So trade your controller and racket for some dice and hot chocolate.

FAVORITE SITES: Timeless Tennis by Gary Bala

Posted: Sunday, January 2, 2011
The Parallel Universes of Tennis

In the world of tennis, consider how many levels or "worlds" are at play in a match. Beyond strokes, footwork, technique, mental nerves, match conditions and the score, what other "universes" read more

Thursday, January 6, 2011

FAVORITE SITES: Timeless Tennis by Gary Bala

Posted: Sunday, December 26, 2010
Geometry and the Art of Tennis

The great Greek mathematician Euclid (circa 300BC in Alexandria) is considered the "Father of Geometry". He may have found it interesting that the modern game of tennis is... read more