The Heart of Tennis

LED Lighting for Tennis – Is It Really Here?

LED Lighting for Tennis – Is It Really Here?

Perhaps you recently read where the All England Tennis Club has installed LED lighting on Center Court.  It only gets used when the roof is closed but the club spent a considerable sum to replace what was a few short years ago, state of the art, HID lighting.  You may also be aware that when the USTA installed the roof...

The King of Clay Proves that Tennis Needs a Serve Clock

The King of Clay Proves that Tennis Needs a Serve Clock

Rafael Nadal was an unstoppable force at Roland Garros.  He had little to prove marching almost flawlessly to his record 10th title but he did prove one thing…tennis needs a serve clock.  Whether you find Rafa’s routines amusing or exasperating, his serve prep violates the rules of the sport almost every time.  We know and he knows that officials are...

Tennis – Choose the Right Partner and Great Things Will Follow

Tennis – Choose the Right Partner and Great Things Will Follow

I had two different doubles partners during my college tennis career.  Both were lefties and I am a righty, giving us forehands down the middle.  We weren’t the Bryan brothers but we did OK for our level of competition.  We beat some very strong teams we had no business beating and were contenders two years in the NESCAC tournament.  I...