The 3 Year Anniversary of Volleycam: Observations.

I won’t be quitting tennis. When I last contacted you I promised to quit tennis if: Volleycam lost money. I lost a third of my matches. Volleycam did manage, again, to pick my pockets, with a $3818 loss. The numbers: Sales: $59,200 Expenses: $63,018 My largest expense is cameras. I’ll gladly buy lots of them–say […]

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The 2 Year Anniversary of the VolleyCam: 5 Observations from the Owner.

I lost $4061 in 2013. Sales:  $77,562.   Expenses:  -$81,623.   Net loss:  $4061. 2 reasons for the bad year: Kodak discontinued their amazing, affordable ZX5 camera.  I’ve replaced it with a better camera, but site visitors have “just said no” to the $50-higher price. People seem to prefer this inferior camera on a stick. […]

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Do taller tennis players win more? A statistical analysis of the 2014 Australian Open.

Do taller tennis players win more?  A statistical analysis of the 2014 Australian Open. Tall players serve harder and have greater reach.  Shorter players are quicker. So who wins more often?  Let’s look at the results of the just-concluded 2014 Australian Open to find out. Round 1:  Mens Singles Notes: The taller player won 36 […]

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Tennis Psychology: 5 Tools for Winning the Mind Game

Like physical endurance most tennis players agree that developing mental toughness is both a necessary and essential aspect of success (and in some cases, more important). Fortunately as with improving your physical aptitude it is possible to learn and refine your mental toughness, and there are plenty of resources available to help you along the […]

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Three Holiday Gifts Your Tennis Player Will Love

3 Holiday Gifts Your Tennis Player Will Love Along with the holiday season comes ads, sales, bargains, and coupons. The problem is that unless you are buying gifts for someone with which you share an interest (or at least an intimidate knowledge of their interest) or they just flat out tell you what they want, […]

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Tennis’ Battle of the Sexes Part 2: Pro vs. ‘Joe’

How big is the gap between an amateur male and a professional female? Our’Joe’: Nick Yazzollino, an NTRP 4.0 amateur from Tigard, OR Our Pro: Macall Harkins, a NTRP 6.5 part-time WTA touring professional from Palos Verdes, CA, with a Wikipedia page to showcase her record, ranking, winnings, and everything. pit two players with such […]

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Smart Racquets: The Next Great Tennis Technology

Shot Stat reveals the speed and spin of your shots, as well as your ability to strike the sweet spot. Whether you play tennis recreationally, competitively, or professionally knowing metrics like racket speed, ball spin, and stroke count can help you identify areas of improvement (or reinforce your confidence if you are already doing well). […]

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Tennis Training Aids Reviewed: 6 Tools That Work

Teachers Talk Top Tennis Teaching Tools Safe and easy to learn with, McCain and Castro credit QuickStart balls for getting more people into the game. 6 Tools That Work When it comes to teaching, everybody has a slightly different way of making their point. Some school teachers lecture while others teach from a book. Some […]

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Online Tennis Lessons: Reviews of the Top Websites

We polled members of the world’s largest community of tennis players, “Talk Tennis“: “What’s your favorite learn-tennis-online website?” The results: Comments from participants: Never paid for any stuff, there’s enough up there for free. For volleys i have to credit Brent able. For Serve Ian from eesetialtennis had a few great eye openers. FYB has […]

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Junior Tennis Coaching: Advice from Champion Johan Kriek

Junior Tennis Coaching: Advice from Champion Johan Kriek. As a teenager Johan Kriek followed his coach from South Africa to Austria. In need of money for travel and tournament entry fees he became a coach at age 17. After a successful professional career Kriek returned to coaching and likes to emphasize the mental part of […]

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