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How To Win More Matches Without Touching The Ball!

Okay, today we're going to take a look at some easy steps to make you the best player you can be without even working a minute on your strokes!  Here are two great considerations you can use each time you have a match. Part 1 - Nutrition We all know that a healthy diet overall leads to better physical performance, but there are specific things you can do on the day of a match that will make a big difference too.  For instance, three to four hours before a match you should give your body the right blend of foods to provide energy stores for the match to come.  This energy should come from a meal comprised primarily of carbohydrates (pasta, bread, rice,...

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Five ways tennis can add more joy to your life

We’ve all heard tennis talked about as a lifelong sport. Kids can start enjoying tennis at even younger ages now due to new, lighter balls designed for beginners, and the USTA organizes tennis play events for age groups all the way up to 90+. Given that we can all enjoy tennis for almost the entirety of our existence on this planet, this sport can truly have a significant impact on the overall joy we experience in our lives. While I am not yet 90 (I am however closer to 90 than I am to my date of birth), the sport of tennis has had a lasting positive effect on my life. Here are the five most important ways tennis can...

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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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