Category Archives: Tennis Courtside


Make this the summer you go beyond watching tennis on ESPN to playing on the court, surrounded by the red rock country of Sedona.  Whether you’re looking to learn a new sport, perfect your serve, or whack a few tennis … Continue reading


    Northern Arizona University (NAU) men’s and women’s tennis teams will play their home games at Enchantment Resort this month.  The NAU Lumberjacks go up against the Thunderbirds from Southern Utah University, the Weber State Wildcats and Portland State … Continue reading


After working with a 72 year old student for the past two years I have come to realize you cannot ignore your “bread and butter” – your best shot. This particular student had a naturally strong backhand he could hit … Continue reading


“The Droppah”

By John Meyers (March 1, 2011)

During a somewhat mundane, workmanship match played out from the baseline, when commentator Patrick McEnroe exclaims “the droppah!” you can tell he is genuinely excited.  A shot more commonly used in the infancy of open tennis, the drop shot has recently … Continue reading


Save Your Arm

By John Meyers (September 22, 2010)

Along with the advent of various breakthroughs in racquet and string technology,tennis players have enjoyed the benefits of more power, spin, and control. The modern game has seen all kinds of changes with extreme grips, two-handed backhands, stroke technique,and even … Continue reading

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