Archives for January 2017

Federer widens the gap, rewrites history in the process

By Simon Cambers in Melbourne First he made history; now he’s rewritten it. And if the script writers in Hollywood have not started working on the film, they’re out of their minds. At the age of 35, four and a half years after his last Grand Slam victory and having missed the second half of [see more]

Business Basics – Part 11 – Location & Equipment

Location can be one of the most important decisions you make with your new business. You’ve undoubtedly heard the old adage location, location location but consider this. That old adage came from an age when business was much different and economies were on more solid ground. While you may want to have a storefront location [see more]

Head Adaptive Series Racquets

By now all of you have had an opportunity to work on this innovative “adaptive” concept from Head. If you are doing a lot of the Head Adaptive Series as we are, and, you are going to retain the “Adaptive Tuning Kit” for your client, be sure to identify the kit with the client’s name [see more]

Yonex String Added!

I don’t know about you but the Yonex string “line” sort of gets overlooked, and it is no wonder with so many string brands available now. However, the Yonex line represents a very broad offering of materials, shapes, textures, and gauges, most of which are manufactured in Japan. Yonex “Rexis” is a new entry and represents a very [see more]

Dimitrov-Nadal showdown looms

From ESPN Perhaps unthinkable heading into this first major of the season, Nadal joined 30-something peers Roger Federer, Serena Williams and Venus Williams in the final four of the same major for the first time since 2008. Now 30, Nadal is the latest in a festival of thriving veterans to make this year’s final four, which, remarkably, is the first [see more]

Konta in tears but progress evident

From ESPN Johanna Konta broke down in tears after her Australian Open ended with a quarterfinal demolition by Serena Williams. Konta looked set to test the American following her superb run in form, but the British No. 1 was outclassed Wednesday on Rod Laver Arena, as she went down 6-2, 6-3. It is a mark of how [see more]

Wawrinka on level ground with Federer

From ESPN MELBOURNE, Australia — Somewhere along the line — Roger Federer can’t remember when — the dynamic with Stan Wawrinka changed and the phone calls stopped. Growing up in Federer’s shadow, Wawrinka used to ask for advice, from how to beat certain players to how to deal with pressure. “Then the day came where he didn’t call me [see more]

Nadal through to semis at AO

From ESPN MELBOURNE, Australia — Fairy tales, at least across the past calendar year in sports, have come true with an almost numbing regularity. The NBA’s Cavaliers ended Cleveland’s 52-year drought without a champion and the Cubs finally overcame 108 years of World Series futility. In college basketball and football, national champions Villanova and Clemson [see more]

Business Basics – Part 10 – Choose & Register Business

Now it’s time to have some fun and choose a name for your business and get it registered with the proper authorities. It most cases, you’ll need to register with your local city authorities as well as with the state. Choose & Register Your Business  Choosing and registering your business name is a key step [see more]

New Strings Added!

I added several new strings to the String Characteristic Data.  Thank you, Mark, for the TopSpin and PolyFibre strings. These bring the total number of strings, in this database, to almost 400 hundred (391 to be exact)! Four (4) of the PolyFibre strings stand out especially considering the talk about “soft” strings.  You will quickly [see more]