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What’s Next on the 2010 Men’s Tour?

February 5, 2010 Singapore Tennis Lessons 1

photo credit:franz88 The first of the biggest and most prestigious tournaments of 2010 is over. So what’s next in terms of major tournaments on the men’s ATP Tour? The world’s best players in men’s tennis will be playing in all 4 Grand Slams and are automatically entered into the 9 major tournaments, which are called […]

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Understanding Women’s Tennis Rankings #1

August 6, 2009 Singapore Tennis Lessons 2

photo credit:Mercurier Pictured above is Amelie Mauresmo’s beautiful one handed backhand drive. Mauresmo is in the very early stage of her forward swing before impact with the ball. The French woman was the 15th of only 19 woman to hold the world No.1 ranking since the WTA ranking system began on 3 November, 1975. The Sony Ericsson WTA […]

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Understanding Men’s Tennis Rankings #1

August 2, 2009 Singapore Tennis Lessons 2

photo credit:nicogenin Pictured above is Rafael Nadal extending his racquet out through the ball with his mighty forehand ground stroke. Nadal became the 24th man to earn the world No.1 ranking since the ATP ranking system began in August 1973. The ATP World Tour calculates the men’s tennis rankings over a rolling 12 […]

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Understanding the Women’s Pro Tour #2

July 22, 2009 Singapore Tennis Lessons 2

photo credit:bovinemagnet As previously discussed, the WTA and the ITF are the governing bodies of the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour. Together they are responsible for managing and staging the events that make up the 7 categories of tournaments each year. To recap, these categories are: The Grand Slams; Sony Ericsson Championships; Premier Mandatory; […]

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Understanding the Men’s Pro Tour #2

July 21, 2009 Singapore Tennis Lessons 2

photo credit:envisionpublicidad As previously discussed, the ATP and ITF are the governing bodies of the ATP World Tour. Together they are responsible for managing and staging the events that make up the 7 categories of tournaments each year. To recap, these categories are: The Grand Slams; ATP World Tour Finals; ATP World Tour […]

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Understanding the Women’s Pro Tour #1

July 20, 2009 Singapore Tennis Lessons 0

photo credit:mptsk The women’s professional tennis tour is commonly referred to as the WTA Tour. Part of the WTA’s responsibilities is to sell sponsorship naming rights in order to increase financial backing for women’s professional tennis. As a result of sponsorship rights, the official name of the women’s professional tennis tour is the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour.  Firstly, […]

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Understanding the Men’s Pro Tour #1

July 19, 2009 Singapore Tennis Lessons 2

photo credit:GavinZ The men’s professional tennis tour was renamed in January 2009, to the ATP World Tour. Despite this re-branding, the men’s tour is more commonly referred to by its former name, The ATP Tour. Constant name changing and repackaging by the ATP only serves to leave tennis followers even more confused about the […]