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Pete Sampras Book (autobiography)

December 5, 2012 Singapore Tennis Lessons 4

The Great Pete Sampras has written a book about his struggles and triumphs throughout his tennis career. This Pete Sampras book is his autobiography and is essential reading for anyone who watches, reads or plays tennis. To make it easier for you to find, the book’s ISBN number is 978-0-307-38329-7 […]

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Australian Open 2010 Women’s Seeding

January 15, 2010 Singapore Tennis Lessons 0

The Australian Open 2010 will be a great display of women’s tennis where all the best players on the WTA Tour will be battling it out for the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup, which is the trophy for the winner of the women’s singles event. In a Grand Slam event like the […]

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US Open Singles: Last 16 Women

September 4, 2009 Singapore Tennis Lessons 0

In the main draw of the women’s singles event at the 2009 US Open the matches have just been completed. Only the 16 best performed players remain in the 4th round, or round of 16 as it also known. These 16 players are guaranteed 85,000 US dollars in prize money and 280 WTA […]

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US Open 2009 Men’s Singles

August 20, 2009 Singapore Tennis Lessons 0

The US Open is held at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens, New York. This year Roger Federer will be trying to equal Bill Tilden’s record of 6 straight US Open singles championships titles, which he won from 1920 to 1925. The US Open main draw begins […]

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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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ATP Major Tennis Tournament #6

July 28, 2009 Singapore Tennis Lessons 0

photo credit:Abdou.W The Rogers Cup in Montreal, Canada is one of the major tournaments on the ATP World Tour calendar. It is a major tournament because it 1 of only 9 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 category events. In a Grand Slam tournament there is a 128 player draw. The […]

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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, […]