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Scott Dunlop: Getting Better (Part 2)

25. January 2011

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Scott Dunlop: Getting Better (Part 2)

Unlike most sports, which you simply cannot play as you age, you can keep playing tennis and improving throughout your active life. I have been playing tennis most of my life. I do not play that often and occasionally miss months at a time but I keep it going. I also play with people at all levels. Previously, I played competitively, taught professionally and coached top [...]

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Scott Dunlop: The Best Way To Play Better Tennis

25. January 2011

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Scott Dunlop: The Best Way To Play Better Tennis

There are thousands of articles and books with tips on how to play better tennis. Most of these are written by pros who employ various techniques and drills to improve strokes and strategies.However the best way to get better is very rarely identified.  It is simply to practice or play with more players. Anyone who competes in tennis [...]

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Scott Dunlop: Tennis in New York

25. January 2011

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Scott Dunlop: Tennis in New York

There is a lively debate going on as a result of a New York Times article on the state of tennis in the big city. Tennis is very popular now. However it seems that although fees are required for most tennis players to play on public courts, there are still not enough courts and generally they are not in as [...]

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Scott Dunlop: The Problem With Completely Free Public Tennis

25. January 2011

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Scott Dunlop: The Problem With Completely Free Public Tennis

Tennis is the fastest growing major sport by a wide margin. People can play from age 5 to 105. Playing tennis is social and good exercise which helps people stay healthy, increases quality of life and lowers health care costs. There are an abundance of public tennis courts controlled by schools, municipalities and parks. These courts [...]

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Scott Dunlop: Are Tennis Pros The World’s Best Athletes?

25. January 2011

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Scott Dunlop: Are Tennis Pros The World’s Best Athletes?

Tennis has always been a game of skill. With modern racket technology, shots today have way more spin and power than before. Commencing with the rise of Federer, the game has changed to being “all court – all shots” . This has led to some incredible rallies and long see-saw 5 plus hour matches. The match between [...]

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Scott Dunlop: Chinese Sports Company Sponsors WTA

25. January 2011

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Scott Dunlop: Chinese Sports Company Sponsors WTA

The growth in the Chinese middle class is causing sports companies there to start concentrating on tennis. Peak, an unknown brand here, is a Chinese footware company with nearly $500M in sales, which built its business around basketball. Peak just announced a five-year deal with the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour even though they acknowledge tennis is not yet generaly [...]

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