Hello, thanks for stopping by.  I built this little website to try and provide access to information for those who would like to improve their skill level or just learn a little more about the game.  Tennis has been shown to be a very effective (and fun) way of getting exercise; the idea that you have to be a gifted athlete to enjoy it is one of many myths that people seem to have convinced themselves is true.

 The health-related benefits of tennis have been shown to be quite substantial.
      Good reading:  34 reasons to play tennis   <--- written by Jack Groppel, Ph.D.

      A nice thing about tennis is that the participation cost can be relatively small; you can play on many public courts for free!  If singles is too intense for you, try doubles.  You won't have to cover as much of the court and still get a very nice workout.  Speaking of workouts, you might also want to consider Cardio Tennis.  If you're over 35 or 40, or have not done anything athletic in a long time, click here.   Being over 40 or 50 shouldn't (by itself) disqualify you from playing singles.   The USTA has a number of players who compete in their 80's and 90's!

      There are a lot of things you can do to make yourself a stronger player.  If you enjoy hitting the ball, getting exercise, and you like playing tennis matches regardless of the result, that will help take you a long way.   With some enthusiasm, a good teacher, and dedicated effort, you can improve your game ..... a lot!

Best wishes, and many happy returns,
Chuck Coleman

 

      New Announcement!   PlayYourCourt.com, a matching service for players to find teaching pro's, now has a new matching service for players to meet other players at the same skill level.   For more info, click here. 

 

To print out your own 2018 ATP World Tour color calendar:
      First, click here   Next, look for 2019 CALENDAR PDF in blue letters on a white background near the top, under "FIND A TOURNAMENT" on the right side of the page.

Link for the WTA 2019 Calendar.

Is someone bullying you?  If so, here is a detailed collection of web pages covering bullying.

 

                                                "It is not enough to be a good player. You must play well."
                                                                - Siegbert Tarrasch, Grandmaster of chess (1862-1934)

 

Statements, opinions, etc made by me on this web site are mine and do not necessarily reflect those of any organizations that I belong to.

 

 

 

 

top of page

 

 



Copyright © 2019 Charles Coleman

ATP Rankings
Singapore
London
Fed Cup
Davis Cup
Australian Open
Roland Garros
Wimbledon
U.S. Open

Racket & Ball icon, link to home page A Tennis Website by Chuck Coleman

Hosted by AvaHost.net

Beginners Only    Glossary    Philosophy    Links    Booklist     Maddie's Page    Miscellaneous    Quotes    About     Blog
ATP Home    WTA Home    ITF Home    ESPN    tennis.com    Tennis Channel    Fox    S.I.    WTT

welcome

NCAA Women
NCAA Men