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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...

2006-08-05 18:42:28

By Matthew Cronin SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - Second seed Maria Sharapova stormed into her first Acura Classic final with a hard-fought 7-5 6-4 victory over Patty Schnyder on Saturday. Sharapova moved well, played consistent tennis and served superbly to reach her first WTA tour final since March in a match lasting one hour 39 minutes. "Each point she 100 percent focused and never gives you a breath," Schnyder told reporters. "She hits a lot of winners and is a really complete player....

2006-07-09 09:54:47

By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - World number one Roger Federer edged close to a fourth Wimbledon title on Sunday, opening a 6-0 7-6 lead against Spain's Rafael Nadal in the final. The Swiss, looking to become only the third man to win four straight titles here in the professional era, blazed through the first set in 24 minutes but was given a scrap in the second. Federer took out the frustration of his French Open final defeat by Nadal in devastating fashion as he became the...

2006-06-30 08:43:18

By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - When long-haired teenager Andre Agassi made his Wimbledon debut in 1987 he won just five games in his first round defeat by Henri Leconte and could barely disguise his contempt for the All England Club traditions. Now, nearly two decades on, another bandana-wearing upstart, Spain's Rafael Nadal threatens to bring down the final curtain on Agassi's magical relationship with the grasscourt grand slam that he eventually grew to love. Nadal, 20, has...

2006-06-28 08:23:10

LONDON (Reuters) - Maria Sharapova marked her return to her favorite hunting ground at Wimbledon by thrashing Israel's Anna Smashnova 6-2 6-0 in the first round on Wednesday. The 2004 champion signaled her title aspirations by condemning Smashnova to her 10th first-round exit here in 12 visits. Russian Sharapova, 19, opened her campaign a day later than expected because of Monday's rain but wasted little time in outclassing her opponent with bludgeoning groundstrokes and claimed the...

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,...


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