Tennis’ Free Throw: Is an Ace Really an Easy, Cheap or Free Point? Inevitably, during a tournament you will hear the most cliché and overused narratives. This is not exclusive to tennis. We hear them in all sports. It is the shorthand for which we … Continue reading Tennis’ Free Throw, A Simmering Hot Rant Just For You
Tennis’ Big Little Lie: The Prevailing Narrative is one of Longevity, But…
Tennis is quickly becoming the WWE of sports with the requisite personalities, storylines and media savvy athletes. A shot of reality tv or the game show, “To Tell The Truth” would help players and fans especially when it comes to the eleven month calendar and the toll it puts on players.
Top Moments from Miami Open
From the desert (Indian Wells) to the beach (Miami) the players go… Tempered by rain delays, the tournament’s lack of roofs prompted it to ask Mutua Madrid Open, “Can we borrow your roof for a sec? Thanks in advance.” To which Mutua Madrid replied, No problem … Continue reading Top Moments from Miami Open
Top 5 Moments in Tennis This Week (6/11/16)
This was a busy week in tennis…
Clichés, Tropes and Narratives Oh My!
Unmuting tennis commentators can be as dangerous as reading trite tennis writers. Their goal is completion, match and deadline, not the museum of thought. Their prose can’t be mistaken for poetry. They traffic in dreaded clichés, tropes and narratives, delivering formaldehyde to our collective sport brain. We have … Continue reading Clichés, Tropes and Narratives Oh My!
Tournament Expectations and Wrap-up: Western and Southern Open
We all know that I am a tennis virgin. I have never played so I can’t even claim the novice card. I would accept a master tennis watcher card though! I think I have at least 10, 000 hours watching matches and reading/listening to the … Continue reading Tournament Expectations and Wrap-up: Western and Southern Open