Can Ivan Lendl Develop New American Tennis Champions?

Martin Blackman, General Manager of USTA Player Development tries to find new ways to develop strong American tennis players. He hopes that the involvement of Ivan Lendl and former players Mardy Fish and Jill Craybas will help to reach the goal.  What do … Continue reading

The Madness of Tennis Math

Last month my son was playing a 10 and under tournament at Rick Macci’s academy and I had the pleasure to sit next to a fellow parent who was there watching a grandson play. So, we struck a conversation on … Continue reading

Why Is Tennis So Hard?

Tennis has to be one of the hardest sports to learn and probably one of the costliest to master. But, what is it that makes it so hard to learn and become a pro when thousands of kids try yet, … Continue reading

In Professional Tennis Tournaments Do You See What I See?

Living in South Florida is a great thing, fabulous weather year round and a Master 1000 tournament and a smaller ATP 250 event. The other night I had the pleasure of taking a few kids to the Delray open in … Continue reading

Spain, France and the U.S. on the Top of Countries Tennis Ranking (ATP)

The new tennis season 2015 is just around the corner. Let’s look at the final countries tennis ranking on the men’s side in 2014. As we can see, there are two world leaders Spain and France. American tennis players moved … Continue reading