Barry Buss

Buss: Remembering Woody Hunt

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...

Profile: Hard work pays off for Gomez

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...

Maria Sharapova: While I was away

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...

Buss: A day at the matches

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,...

Buss: UCLA v USC – a personal look back

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...

Jim Pierce, tennis parent zero, dies at 81

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...

Meet Futures tournament director Keith Evans

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...

Birthday Bucks fundraiser for Team Luke

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...

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A day on the grounds at the Easter Bowl

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...

A solution for the Miami Open's myriad woes

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,...