I’d never played on an indoor court until I travelled overseas as an adult. The weather in my country is too good.
You’d struggle to convince people to play indoors here, half the attraction of tennis is getting out in the fresh air.
That very few recreational players generate the racquet head speed and accurate contact required to effectively tap into the 'slide and snapback' property of polys.
If you aren't getting slide and snapback then a tightly-strung multi will probably be a much better string.
If you play tennis when you're unfit, the risk of injury probably outweighs the exercise benefit. The way I view it, running/cycling/yoga/lifting weights is for the sake of tennis.
Stuff like touch rugby can also be a good option to help you get fit whilst also playing a game. Just don’t overdo...
I’m not sure I completely agree with her - the prizemoney for top players should be first on the chopping block - but she has a point in the sense that doubles is basically an irrelevancy these days.
The current format involves too much luck and for the last fifteen years or more it has been...
She was generally rumoured to be gay/bi and in the closet.
She's always been pretty secretive about her personal life ever since an ex-boyfriend sold a whole lot of intimate details about their relationship to a tabloid in the '80s.
The obsession with Slam count really only dates back to Sampras.
As already mentioned both Connors and Lendl skipped Slams at times for various reasons, but even when they didn't didn't skip a tournament they weren't necessarily focused on peaking for it. Connors in particular often prioritised...