June 19, 2020
Five Point Friday
Here’s your roundup of the five most interesting things I’m enjoying or thinking about this week.
1.) US Open Will Take Place
It’s official; the US Open will take place this year. However, there will be no fans, a reduced 32 team doubles draw, no mix doubles, wheelchair, or juniors, and perhaps for one of the more controversial changes, no singles or doubles qualifying rounds. The latter means lower-ranked players will miss out on opportunities to earn ranking points and prize money.
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2.) Do You Have the Right Size Grip?
In this week’s video, I break down how to find the right size grip for your tennis racquet, pros and cons for different sizes, and a few tips to keep in mind when buying your next frame.
3.) 24 Perfect Tennis Shots
Some shots in tennis are so good they leave zero chance for their opponent to return them. In this compilation, Tennis TV showcases a handful of perfectly executed shots that fit the bill.
4.) Frustrated Tennis Players
As excited as many players and fans are about the return of tennis, not everyone is happy. World #225 Noah Rubin expressed frustration on the part of lower-ranked tennis players with communication from the ATP, player leadership, and lack of sensitivity from top players in his latest Behind the Racquet podcast.
5.) UTS Attempts to Disrupt Tennis
World-renowned tennis coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, believes tennis is in a danger zone and desperately needs to reinvent itself. His launch of the Ultimate Tennis Showdown is an attempt to do just that with a new format and rules.
If you have a moment, I’d love to hear your feedback. Which topic is your favorite? What would you like to see more or less of each week?
Share your thoughts in the comments below and have a great weekend.