Author: skip schwarzman

skip schwarzmanI'm an ex-USPTA teaching pro who started playing when Laver was king. (In fact, Laver's still king.) Teaching gigs included Philadelphia, PA, USA, Fribourg and Romont, Switzerland, and Oxford, England. I first learned to teach from Mr. Frank X. Brennan, Sr., coach of Billie Jean King, who taught us that if we were good players we'd be welcome all over the world. He was right, as usual.

2017 Wimbledon Qualifying at Roehampton to be a ticketed event

skip schwarzman- 03/05/2017

The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC), organizers of Wimbledon in association with the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA, the governing body for tennis in the ...

Around the WTA at the Miami Open, Friday, March 24th

skip schwarzman- 25/03/2017

- submitted by Giovanni Vianello In WTA matches in Miami, Timea Babos, who recently won her home-country tournament in Budapest, captured the first set against ...

Nick Kyrgios pulls from BNP Paribas at Indian Wells, citing food poisoning!

skip schwarzman- 17/03/2017

Nick Kyrgios, the always-news-worthy Aussie, just announced on Twitter that he's defaulting his much anticipated 4th round match versus Roger Federer, due to what Kyrgios ...

There’s Enough Here For A Battalion Of Sports Psychologists….

skip schwarzman- 05/03/2017

photo credit: zimbio.com Sam Querry and Nick Kyrgios’ paths to their semi-final match yesterday at the Abiertto Mexicano Telcel tourney in Acapulco, an ATP 500 ...

So, Is This Good For Tennis or No Good for Tennis?

skip schwarzman- 26/01/2017

Roger Federer (zimbio.com) My friend Phil K wrote me this morning, not long after Federer came through against Wawrinka: “After all these years, with so ...

Reversal of Rankings as Goffin tops Thiem

skip schwarzman- 23/01/2017

credit: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images AsiaPac David Goffin become the first Belgian man to ever make the quarters of the Australian Open with his 5/7 7/6 ...

Five Things Tennis Can Do To Increase TV Ratings Without Changing Tennis

skip schwarzman- 22/01/2017

credit: Getty Images If the tennis community really wants to (excuse the expression) grow the game, then it should consider five simple changes to television ...

Fifth seed Kei Nishikori marches on into third round.

skip schwarzman- 18/01/2017

After his grueling 5 set win in round one against Alex Kuznetsov, Japan’s Kei Nishikori found the going much easier against France’s 72nd ranked Jeremy ...

Venus Williams displays solidly aggressive tennis to power into the second round.

skip schwarzman- 18/01/2017

Venus Williams, ranked #17 and in her 16th Australian Open, played a solid, controlled match on Rod Laver Arena against Switzerland’s Stefanie Voegele, winning 6/3 ...

WTA Top Tenners Konta and Pliskova through to the second round via very different matches.

skip schwarzman- 17/01/2017

World #9 Johanna Konta and Karolina Pliskova, ranked #5, each won their opening matches; Konta prevailed over Belgium’s Kirsten Flipkens 7/5 6/4, and Pliskova over ...

Fourth Seed Steve Johnson Gets A Steady-As-It-Goes Win Over Stephane Robert In Auckland

skip schwarzman- 09/01/2017

Steve Johnson (zimbio.com) American Steve Johnson began his 2017 campaign in positive fashion, beating Frenchman Stephane Robert in his ASB Classic first round match in ...

Switzerland Makes It 3-0 Over Great Britain In Hopman Cup

skip schwarzman- 02/01/2017

Belinda Bencic and Roger Federer celebrate winning a point in the mixed doubles match against Heather Watson and Dan Evans on day two of the ...