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What The Greatest Rivalries in Tennis Can Teach Us About Love

Although tennis is synonymous with being a “gentleman’s sport”, it’s also a game that’s featured some of the most bitter (and engaging!) rivalries in recent memory. Billie Jean King and Margaret Court duked it out in the 60s and 70s, Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras held the nation captive as they each fought for the title of #1 through the 90s, and the Williams sisters have “wowed” us time-and-time again with their on-court battles. While the tennis court has long been a place to fight for fame and glory - it’s also a place where sportsmanship, kindness, self-respect, and love have taken center stage. Below, we have listed three of the most epic tennis rivalries of all time - and...

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Have you heard of these guys? 5 tennis players we should all look up to!

Have you heard of these guys? 5 tennis players we should all look up to. Tennis has long been a sport that gives back—from our National Junior Tennis & Learning partners NYJTL and Norwalk Grassroots Tennis & Education, to the USTA Foundation as a whole—the organizers surrounding tennis have a long track record of making a difference. The sport’s greatest stars have also gotten in on the action too—the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health and the Andre Agassi Foundation for Education have both made amazing contributions—as has Serena Williams's long-time work as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. There’s no doubt—the sport’s great athletes have made a positive impact. We all know that the stars at the top of tennis give...

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NYJTL X AD LOVE Draw for Love Challenge

On November 30, 2018 AD LOVE and New York Junior Tennis & Learning partnered to host the first-ever NYJTL X AD LOVE Draw for Love Challenge. The challenge? Over 1,000 students in the NYJTL ACES Program created t-shirt designs featuring elements of New York City, love and (of course) tennis. Although we received hundreds of amazing designs, we had to choose just one winning design to be made and sold as an AD LOVE shirt. The winner? Conor, an 8th grader from the Bronx came up with the winning design. He blew us away with his talent and thoughtfulness. We’re thrilled to share that Conor’s shirt is now for sale, here. This limited edition design is printed on a 100%...

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How we can spread a little more love this Valentines Day, and every day.

This Valentine’s Day, 250 million roses, 190 million cards, and $1.7 billion dollars worth of candy will be exchanged. That’s a lot of giving. But are there other easy, yet thoughtful, things we can do to extend our giving further? Here at AD LOVE, we want to challenge you to approach this Valentine’s Day with intentionality and thoughtfulness. Whether you’ve been married for 40+ years or are taking a break from the dating game -- this holiday was created to share love with the people around you. That’s why we wanted to share 7 easy ways to spread love this Valentine's Day as a part of our Spread The Love Challenge blog series. The purpose of these challenges is to...

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