News and Updates

Despite Disagreement King Defends Court

Billie Jean King tells the Desert Sun that while she disagrees with her former rival Margaret Court’s opposition to gay marriage, she does not think that the Australian Open should rename its third

Bryans Pass McEnroe Record

Bob and Mike Bryan have broken John McEnroe’s record for the most weeks atop the individual doubles rankings. The top-ranked twins are tied with each other at 271 weeks.

Great Article on Coach Peter Smith

From tennis.com, this is a great article about dominant USC Coach Peter Smith- whose Peter Smith Jr. Academy is also a Grips Member Club:

Isner wins fifth set 70-68 in longest match ever

WIMBLEDON, England (AP)—When John Isner finally won the longest match in tennis history, he collapsed on the Wimbledon grass and then summoned one last burst of energy, springing to his feet to give

 

Record broken for longest women's Slam match

Barbora Zahlavova Strycova and Regina Kulikova have broken the record for the longest women's grand Slam match in history, with Zahlavova Strycova defeating Kulikova 7-6(5), 6-7(10), 6-3 in four hours

Racquet Sports Industy Report: Grips Program Takes Hold

A unique program uses grip colors to help push new players to higher levels.

By Colette Lewis

A Look at the Grips Program

Southern California junior development coaches Craig Cignarelli and Aaron Fox recognized a need for more structure and objectivity in their teaching methods, which led them to create the Grips Program

Interview with Billie Jean King

You know Billie Jean King as a tennis champion, feminist icon, gay rights activist and a breaker of boundaries (and a few rules in her day).