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McEnroe and Courier Kick Off New Tennis Offerings at Casa de Campo Resort

LA ROMANA, Dominican Republic — Tennis legends John McEnroe and Jim Courier kicked off the new tennis offerings at the Casa de Campo Resort by competing a special exhibition match November 7. The appearance by the two tennis Hall of Famers was part of the resort’s effort to raise the profile of its tennis offerings at its 16-court tennis center. Expertly deemed “Wimbledon of the Caribbean” by Travel + Leisure and “Best Tennis Facility” by USPTR (United States Professional Tennis Registry), Casa de Campo’s La Terraza Tennis Center is an integral component to Casa de Campo’s Sporting Life experience. The…

John McEnroe Walks The Walk With Tennis Academy, Johnny Mac Tennis Project

By Randy Walker @TennisPublisher   Throughout the 2014 PowerShares Series tennis circuit this winter, John McEnroe commented, when asked by local media, on the state of tennis in the United States, not being shy expressing his concerns. “It’s too expensive and it’s not accessible enough,” said McEnroe of tennis in a familiar refrain at the PowerShares Series stop in Birmingham, Alabama, as seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yp1M8KodEXk But McEnroe is not just talking the talk of what should be done to improve American tennis. He is also walking the walk. On Randall’s Island, just a short lob from Harlem and Manhattan’s Upper…

10 Things To Do to Truly Experience Paris While At The French Open

By worldtennistravel.com “ Enjoy first class tennis experiences around the world”   What are the ‘10 things to do’ as part of your itinerary while you are enjoying Paris and the French Open. The idea behind these tips is to make your trip to the Grand Slam even more memorable by introducing you to the beautiful world of the Parisian charm and taking you away from the touristic “Must-do” that you have may have already visited several times. Here are 10 suggestions to enjoy a pure Parisian experience…. Immerse in the soulful music at Le Vieux Belleville They say a…

John McEnroe Tennis Academy Creating Big Tennis In The Big Apple

By Randy Walker @TennisPublisher   New York City is certainly seen as one of the world’s “Tennis Hotspots” considering it is the epicenter of American tennis at the end of each summer when it hosts the U.S. Open. However, the Big Apple has an even better reputation as a 12-month-a-year hub for tennis with the increased success and attention being paid to the John McEnroe Tennis Academy. Located on Randall’s Island, just in the shadow of Manhattan’s Upper East Side, the John McEnroe Tennis Academy features 20 courts – 10 hard and 10 green clay all available for 12-months a…

Vero Beach, Florida Is A Haven For Tennis

By Randy Walker @TennisPublisher   One of the unsung hot spots for tennis in the United States is Vero Beach, Florida. Located nearly equi-distant between Orlando and West Palm Beach, Vero Beach was for years known as the Spring Training ground for the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball, but is now being more known for its tennis, especially since the Dodgers left “Dodgertown” in 2008 to conduct its Spring Training in Arizona. Most of the tennis activity in town takes place in active programs at 13 private clubs around the town, including The Moorings (www.TheMoorings.com) The River Club…

Roland Garros Through The Eyes of Bud Collins

When tennis fans think of the grandest stages in the sport, Paris and the French Championships at Roland Garros ranks high on the list. Bud Collins, the Hall of Fame journalist and master chronicler of tennis, gives fans a snapshot look at the history of the French Championships in this excerpt from his newly-updated third edition version of his famous book THE BUD COLLINS HISTORY OF TENNIS, available here: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1937559386/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_ctDrtb11FQD5Y72N   Crimson clay has made the French Championship distinctive, the lone major contested on the footing beloved by dirt-kicking Europeans and Latin Americans. For 46 years (1928–74), Stade Roland Garros…