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South Seas Island Resort Features Pavel-Blackwood Tennis Academy

By Randy Walker @TennisPublisher   We have a trivia question for tennis buffs. Who was the SECOND-to-last player who Andre Agassi beat in his storied tennis career? Any ideas? Stumped? Don’t go to ATPWorldTour.com and cheat. It was Andrei Pavel of Romania, who played a very much overlooked and overshadowed first round match against Agassi at the 2006 U.S. Open, Agassi final pro event. Pavel was nearly the player who put Agassi into retirement, but fell in a nail-biting four-set night match 6-7(4), 7-6(8), 7-6(6), 6-2. The match was overshadowed by Agassi’s second round match, ultimately his final pro career… Read More

“2nd Serve” Movie Puts Louisville On The Tennis Map

“2nd Serve” – a romantic comedy set in the world of local, club tennis, starring Josh Hopkins of “Cougar Town,” Cameron Monaghan of TV’s “Shameless” and “Click” and Alexie Gilmore of “World’s Greatest Dad” and “Grey’s Anatomy” – is now available for purchase on DVD and for digital download. The movie was filmed in Louisville, Kentucky, primarily at the Louisville Boat Club and the Jewish Community Center. “2nd Serve” is available for purchase on Amazon.com here: http://www.amazon.com/2nd-Serve-Hopkins/dp/B00CQRNLAQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1378146972&sr=8-1&keywords=2nd+Serve as well as at Blockbuster here: http://www.blockbuster.com/browse/catalog/movieDetails/589479, at Best Buy here: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/2nd-Serve—DVD/21539039.p?id=2714745&skuId=21539039, at Kmart here: http://entertainment.kmart.com/2nd-serve/818768010632, and Family Video here: http://www.familyvideo.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=419844/. Written by USPTA… Read More

Murphy Jensen Envisions Sea Island Resort As Five-Star Training Playground For Elite Pros

Murphy Jensen Envisions Sea Island Resort As Five-Star Training Playground For Elite Pros By Randy Walker @TennisPublisher The historic Sea Island Resort, set along the beautiful marshland on the coast of Georgia, is well known as an eco-system for professional golf. No less than 30 professional golfers call the Sea Island area home, including former PGA champion Davis Love, III, former Masters champion Zach Johnson and 2012 Players’ champion Matt Kuchar. Three highly-regarded golf courses grace the property, including the Seaside Course that hosts the annual McGladrey Classic PGA Tour event, and make for an ideal training environment. Even a… Read More

Waterville Valley Resort’s World Ranked Tennis Center Announces Summer Events

The Waterville Valley Tennis Center announced today its summer events schedule, include several national competitions that will come to New Hampshire. For more than 125 years people have been playing tennis in Waterville Valley Resort. But, what many people don’t know is that the 18 red clay outdoor tennis courts in Waterville Valley have been consistently ranked as some of the best in the world. A small secret, but set amid the peaks of the White Mountains National Forest, they are inspiring as well as world class. The Tennis Center is host to a variety of tennis tournaments: Memorial Day: … Read More

When In Whistler…Play Some Tennis

When people think of Whistler, British Columbia, they think of skiing, but they should also think tennis! The Whistler Racquet Club is the hub of the tennis community in the famous ski resort that hosted Olympic skiing at the 2010 Olympic Games. The club offers a wide variety of camps and ongoing programs for all ages and abilities. They are open year-round and welcome tennis players of all ages and abilities from around the world. The facility offers the following: •     3 indoor tennis courts •     1 centre court & 3 outdoor courts •     Open Year-round to Members & Visitors… Read More

Waterville Valley Tennis Center

For 127 years people have been playing tennis in Waterville Valley, NH, but what many people don’t know is that the 18 red clay outdoor tennis courts have been consistently ranked as some of the best in the world.  This well-kept secret, set amid the peaks of the White Mountains National Forest, is inspiring as well as world-class. The Waterville Valley Tennis Center was named “Top 50 Resorts in America” including “Top 5 Resorts for Families” in the 2010 Tennis Magazine awards. The center also received the Gold Medal Resort ranking, landing at #13 in the world during the 2010 annual rankings by the great tennis travel writer Roger Cox and his tennisresortsonline.com listings of tennis resorts across the globe. Tom Gross, director… Read More

Tennis Vacations

SWING THERAPY IN THE SWISS ALPS: ROY EMERSON TENNIS WEEKS OFFERED THROUGH SUMMER 2012 AT GSTAAD PALACE Tennis camp includes lessons led by Grand Slam record holder, plus luxe accommodation at glamorous palace address  June 2012 (Gstaad, Switzerland) – Perfect your swing in the Swiss Alps this summer. Gstaad Palace invites tennis aficionados ages 16 and up to learn from one of the most successful tennis players in history with the Roy Emerson Tennis Weeks at Gstaad Palace in Switzerland. The exclusive tennis camp at GstaadPalace offers seven days and 25 hours of tennis lessons through summer 2012. Roy Emerson is an Australian tennis pro who holds an overall record… Read More

Tennis Instructions

TIPS FOR YOUR TENNIS VACATION The following is an excerpt from Kelly Gunterman’s book TENNIS MADE EASY ($19.95, New Chapter Press, www.NewChapterMedia.com) on how to best prepare for a tennis vacation. Going on a tennis vacation may be more work and more fun than you expect. Here are some things to consider before and during your trip to tennis school. Do some research and find the tennis school that best fits your needs. There are a few schools with great reputations. Some resorts offer other activities for the non-tennis members of your group and may be fun for you after your tennis sessions. Don’t expect too much: Tennis school is a lot of fun but if your expectations… Read More

Places To Play

HAS A LOT TO OFFER – ESPECIALLY TENNIS! By Charles Bricker It ain’t the Biarritz frequented by the British royal family during the golden years of the 20th Century, but it still has great restaurants, great beaches, great surfing, great weather, a great sense of bonhomme with its tourists and — I’m saving the best for last — great tennis. Among the first things I do when I arrive in a new French venue is find the best clay courts and start working on finding hitting partners, and I didn’t have to wait long after arriving at the Biarritz OlympiqueTennis Club. So there… Read More