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2012-08-12 23:01:06

Experienced player amazed to see his forehand speed surpass 90 mph after just 12 minutes on the Somax Power Hip Trainer. Tiburon, CA (PRWEB) August 12, 2012 Somax Performance Institute (web http://www.swing-speed.com), the world leader in analyzing and improving stroke mechanics, has just posted a new video that shows a Swiss tennis player increasing his forehand racquet speed 19 mph in 12 minutes with the Somax Power Hip Trainer ( http://www.swing-speed.com/tennis.php ) The reason the...

2012-05-29 23:02:32

Before playing tennis or attending Nike Tennis Camp this summer, this simple suggestion will help make sure tennis players are using the right racquet for the game. San Rafael, CA (PRWEB) May 29, 2012 The correct tennis racquet grip size makes a huge difference in how a racquet performs and also helps prevent injuries. If a player is not sure of the correct grip size, here are two simple ways to measure: Holding an eastern forehand grip (the palm is placed against the same bevel as the...

2012-01-18 13:29:55

A new approach to motion capture technology is offering fresh insights into tennis injuries — and orthopedic injuries in general. Researchers studied three types of tennis serves, and identified one in particular, called a “kick” serve, which creates the highest potential for shoulder injury. The results, published in a recent issue of Annals of Biomedical Engineering, could aid sports training and rehab, said Alison Sheets, assistant professor of mechanical...

2011-12-22 08:00:00

Why do tennis players struggle to develop an effective tennis serve? Tennisbully.com has been launched to teach players how to improve all aspects of their tennis serve using online video lessons. Learn how tennis players are improving their tennis game with this new website. Rochester, NY (PRWEB) December 22, 2011 Scott Thyroff is founder of TennisBully.com, the web's largest tennis serve training website for tennis players, specializing in quick improvements to the tennis serve....

2010-12-24 08:00:00

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla., Dec. 24, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- BallenIsles Country Club's Member resident and world-class tennis sensation, Venus Williams will take on record holder of the fastest serve in WTA history, Brenda Schultz-McCarthy on the Stadium Court of the Club's new state-of-the-art Sports Complex on Monday, December 27, 2010 at 4p.m. Schultz claimed her place as the fastest server in WTA history in July 2006, recording a 130 mph serve during a qualifying tournament in Cincinnati,...

2008-07-17 03:00:17

By MIRANDA C.R. WHITE REDLANDS - The youth ministry missions program Serve of Youth Unlimited came to Redlands Monday to restore Iglesia Lirio del Valle, an old Spanish church on Ohio Street. "The theme throughout this year across the United States is 'Right the Wrong,"' said Serve of Youth Unlimited leader Jamie Feiok of Platte, S.D. "Like trying to overcome social injustices." Teenagers and young adults from all over the United States came to Redlands through the River Christian...

2006-08-30 23:51:27

By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former champion Andy Roddick celebrated his 24th birthday by using a booming serve to overpower Kristian Pless of Denmark on Wednesday and book the first berth in the third round of the U.S. Open. The ninth-seeded Roddick served up 21 aces and never lost serve in beating the 25-year-old Pless, a former junior world number one, 6-3 7-6 6-3. Roddick dropped only 12 points from the service line. The American, revitalized since taking on five-times...

2006-05-03 07:38:06

WARSAW (Reuters) - Venus Williams earned her first victory of 2006 on Wednesday when she defeated Urszula Radwanska 6-3 6-3 to reach the second round of the Warsaw Cup. The seventh-seeded American, who was beaten in the first round of the Australian Open in her only other match this year, had managed just one win since reaching the quarter-finals of the 2005 U.S. Open after suffering elbow and arm injuries. The Wimbledon champion could not have asked for a gentler return to the tour,...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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