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4 Things That Will Make You a Better Doubles Player Before You Even Step On The Court!

We have all watched in amazement as the Bryan brothers -- who just won their sixth title at the Miami Open to give them a whopping 118 titles overall, 16 of which are majors (can you say 1’st round Hall of Fame pick!) -- have gone on to make tennis history. Sure, Bob and Mike are enormously skilled players with a long history (like, since birth:) together, but there have been some decisions/life choices they have made off the court that have helped them achieve their unparalleled success on the court.  Today we’ll hone in on a few of those decisions/life choices and see how they can translate into making you a better doubles player! Respect Bob and Mike were brought...

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AD LOVE Stories - David Kimani

Not long ago, on a sunny March afternoon, I got the chance to sit down with our friend David Kimani from Norwalk Grassroots Tennis and Education and reconnect. We talked about the incredible journey that started from his introduction to tennis and continues with his involvement today.  I listened, again mesmerized, as his passion for tennis and life oozed out in the form of this--his incredible story. David grew up in the Rift Valley in Nakuru, Kenya, a stone’s throw from some of the most spectacular wildlife on the planet.  He had never seen a tennis ball until he enrolled at the esteemed Kabarak High School, where he met a new teacher from Ireland named Charles Grimble. Mr. Grimble was...

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5 Tennis Workouts To Get Ready For The Outdoor Season

This week, in the northern hemisphere, marked the spring equinox - the formal change of seasons from winter to spring. Of course, if you live in Maine like I do, there is still snow on the ground and we are bound to get some more of the white fluffy stuff before the end of April, but I am in no way bitter about that!?#$%&!@! Hahaha. :) Regardless, there will soon be wonderful weather for outdoor tennis, and for many of us that is when tennis season really begins. So what can we do to help us get physically prepared to enjoy playing the sport we love, while minimizing the risk for injury? We at AD LOVE have curated what we...

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AD LOVE Stories - Officer Daisy Rivera Sanchez

Born and raised by her mother in Bronx, NY, Daisy was like a lot of other kids her age.  She spent most afternoons playing basketball with her friends and whoever else showed up for a game. That is until a councilor named York Chu at Bronx International Youth Tennis Center, a chapter of NYJTL located across the street, reached out.   As you can see, it didn’t take long for Daisy to fall head over heels in love with tennis and everything it offers. At the age 14 she asked her then NYJTL coach, Alberto Lunar, if he would help her get certified to teach tennis. He was able to get Daisy enrolled in PTR classes and obtain certification free...

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6 Things Tennis Can Teach Us About Life and Love

Playing sports is a great way to learn about life. Many of us enroll our kids in leagues to ensure that they learn important lessons about teamwork, competition, and discipline from a young age. Tennis, especially, has a lot to teach us. In short, it’s a sport deeply rooted in both competition and friendship. For these reasons, tennis can teach us a great deal - not only about sportsmanship - but also life and love. How? Below we have the biggest lessons that tennis has taught us.  1. Focus on giving your best effort one point at a time. One of the most beautiful things about tennis is that you can’t multitask. You have to focus on a single stroke...

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