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Warm It Up!

Warm It Up!

How many of you actually warm-up before you begin playing tennis?  My guess is that very few of you do.  I see it every day; people come to the court and just begin hitting and use this as their warm-up.  They see the pros on TV warm-up by hitting for a few minutes before their…

Doubles Anyone?

Doubles Anyone?

I’ve always loved the game of doubles!   I love the quickness and all court aspect of the game.  I’ve never been one to camp out on the baseline (in singles or doubles).  I’m an attacking player and my personality thrives of a good game of doubles. As we get older, we usually tend to play…

Westlake High School Girls’ Tennis Schedule

Westlake High School Girls' Tennis Schedule

Westlake High School Girls’ Tennis 2011 Match Schedule Tuesday August 16 – Provo (9:00 AM) Thursday August 18 – @Timpanogos Tuesday August 23 – Herriman Thursday August 25 – @Skyline Tuesday August 30 – Hillcrest Thursday September 1 – Olympus Tuesday September 6 – @Murray Thursday September 8 – @ Herriman Tuesday September 13 –…

The “10,000 Hour Rule” in Tennis

The “10,000 Hour Rule” in Tennis

In Malcolm Gladwell’s book Outliers: The Story of Success he talks about the “10,000 Hour Rule.” Basically this rule states that if you want to be successful in any field, you’d need to practice a specific task for a total of around 10,000 hours. So, if you want to be a successful guitar player, you’d…

TENNIS – FOR THE HEALTH OF IT! (Part 2)

TENNIS - FOR THE HEALTH OF IT! (Part 2)

Tennis truly is a lifetime sport! The following 34 points on the physical and psychological benefits of tennis were authored by Jack Groppel, Ph.D., and were first printed in the “USTA Sports Science For Tennis” newsletter in 1997. Health, fitness, fun make tennis an excellent choice. Physical reasons to play tennis – Tennis enhances your:…

TENNIS – FOR THE HEALTH OF IT! (Part 1)

TENNIS - FOR THE HEALTH OF IT! (Part 1)

Tennis can improve your overall health, including your mental and physical fitness, according to world-renowned scientists from a variety of disciplines. Here are the facts: People who play tennis three hours per week at a moderately vigorous intensity cut in  half their risk of death from any cause. Tennis players scored higher in vigor, optimism…

When Should I Restring My Tennis Racquet?

When Should I Restring My Tennis Racquet?

Are you one of those players who only restrings their tennis racquet when the strings break? If you are, you’re missing out on a lot of performance from your racquet. Strings lose their tension over time and the more you play the more tension is lost. A good rule of thumb is to restring your…

The Start of a New Season!

The Start of a New Season!

Today was this season’s first practice for Westlake High School’s girls tennis team, and I’m excited for the start of a new season. We have a great group of girls! A good number of girls are back from last year’s team and we have many new players as well. It’s great to see that tennis…

A Tennis Revolution!

A Tennis Revolution!

In this day and age, who has $60 – $100/hour to pay for private lessons? Who has the $1,000 – $2,000 bye-in for a tennis club membership; plus the monthly membership fee? Who can afford the increasing cost of good equipment–$200 for a racket, $150 for shoes, $100 for an outfit, etc? Tennis has been…

Welcome to Saratoga Springs Tennis!

Welcome to Saratoga Springs Tennis!

Much of our site is currently under construction, but some pages are populated. Come in and look around. We hope to have everything up and running soon. See you on the courts! Carl

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