It seems a week doesn't go by without news of someone losing their life to addiction. And with each new tragedy, my thoughts return to my old friend Woody Hunt. He fought
Making a good living as a tennis player is reserved for only the rarest of athletes. But it's far from the only career option in an industry wide open to those with a steadfast work
If you played tennis in the Bradenton, Fla. area over the past 30 years, you likely crossed paths with Brian McAllister. He was a hero to those involved in Manatee County youth sports.
OJAI, California – The Ojai has just wrapped up its 117th edition. As someone who's been
OJAI , California – In American tennis, going from the juniors straight into the professional ranks is
You wake up one morning just like any other morning, ready to go to work. But then you receive the news. That medication you've been taking for 10 years that was not against the rules? Well, it's
Let me begin by stating I love everything about college. I love the classes, I love the professors, I love the campuses, I love the traditions, I love the lore, I love college towns and college bands,
Friday at 3 p.m. on the campus of UCLA in the Westwood district of Los Angeles, California, one of college tennis's most storied rivalries will return for another instalment as the Bruins host the
The tennis world has lost one of its larger-than-life figures as Jim Pierce, father of two-time major champion Mary Pierce, passed away at age 81. In a sport infamous for its over-involved
Poor Philipp Kohlschreiber. Up a set and leading 6-5 in the second set, he held five match points against Borna Coric's serve in the Grand Prix Hassan II final in Marrakech, Morocco. He was
You've seen one, you've seen 'em all – or so they say about tennis courts. Rectangular, flat and often made of concrete. Chain-link fences in the back, twine nets in the middle, and straight
At the top level of professional tennis, the job of tournament director is glamorous – look at Tommy Haas, who now runs the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells. But most toil in relative
Next Tuesday, this little guy turns 11. Will you join Tennis.Life in raising some birthday bucks for the Team Luke Foundation? If you've been following Luke Siegel's story of recovery from a
It's said that good things come to those who wait. In tennis, good things come to those who work hard, persevere through adversity, and never give up on their dreams. That's what they hope. It
On-court coaching is in the news again as well-known tennis analyst Mary Carillo brought it up in an interview with WTA CEO Steve Simon. You can see that here.
"I painted. It made me feel better. I thought it would help others." So began Jeff Sparr's journey, creating peace of mind through expressive arts and story telling. I met Jeff when we were 12,
Doubles often determines the outcome of tennis's ultimate team competition, the Davis Cup. Looking through Saturday's doubles results in the World Group quarter-finals though, I was struck by
American Shelby Rogers upset top seed Madison Keys Wednesday in the second round of this year's Volvo Car Open, played on Har-Tru at the Family Circle Tennis Center just outside of Charleston.
The future of the Davis Cup has been a hot topic of late. It has become somewhat of an obligation necessary to qualify for the Olympics – also under the ITF's aegis. And it has become a
With the ATP Tour off because it's Davis Cup week, the WTA takes tennis' center stage. The women shuffle up the coast from Miami to Daniel Island, just outside Charleston, S.C. for the 45th
On the eve of Federer-Nadal 37, trying to write a preview column about the resurgence of their great rivalry has its challenges. Roger Federer is the most accomplished tennis player of all time.
INDIAN WELLS – With the 50th anniversary of the Easter Bowl celebrated this year, I decided to take a trip to the Indian Wells Tennis Garden and spend a full day at one of the most iconic American
It seems like every year, talk of the Miami Open's decline intensifies. Invariably, the conversation circles back to the power struggle between Key Biscayne's Matheson family and the tournament,