Coverage of the pro game, tips and instructions, plus the latest gear.
Resolving Your Rules Questions & Quarrels
Aces & Faults • As the tours returned in the new year, new challenges emerged, on and off the court
SPRING INTO SWING • Like an incremental rise up the rankings, the upcoming stretch of play is a step closer to what we’ve traditionally come to expect
Hidden Gem: Doha • Hospitality and luxury reign supreme in Qatar, with stars eager to make the trip each year
Rankings Forecast: Miami Open
Remember When: Nadal arrived in Acapulco • The Spaniard’s victory in Mexico 16 years ago was his biggest to date, and part of a historic campaign
As Diverse as it Gets • Mountains, deserts and beaches. Cityscapes and country sides. Tennis in Texas and volleys in Vegas. As winter begins to thaw, it’s hard to deny the pull of the AMERICAN WEST
TOM TERRIFIC • Introducing our first Academy Issue ambassador
THE ACADEMY ISSUE
BEYOND THE BASICS
REVISIT THE VOLLEY • Seven years ago at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, Roger Federer practiced with his coach, Stefan Edberg. A fan turned to me and asked if Edberg, one of the greatest volleyers in tennis history, was going to have Federer come to net more.
MARTINA’S BEST OF 3
CLOSEG BE ALWAYS • Does your elbow turn to concrete, and your legs to lead, when you try to serve out a match? Learn to settle down with our 10-step plan
MEET YOUR MENTOR • Finding the right teaching pro isn’t as easy it may sound, but it could be the most important choice you’ll make as a player. As you conduct your search, keep these 10 do’s and don’ts in mind
THE MISTAKES PLAYERS MAKE TOO OFTEN…AND HOW TO FIX THEM
GRAB YOUR TEAR
Demo Don’ts • The Tennis Magazine racquet advisers on what not to do when test-driving a frame
Stop Before You String • These three questions will help find your optimal string tension—and, therefore, your racquet’s range
SMOOTH OPERATORS • Three new polyester strings that are easier on the arm
Climate Control • Chomping at the bit to play, even with a chill in the air? Keep warm and bridge the gap between the seasons with these lightweight clothes
Level Up! • Integrate these tech toys into your training, and your game will thank you
NAMASTE & NET • From both a physical and mental perspective, yoga and tennis are natural doubles partners
THE TRAIN CONDUCTOR • After a stint as the strength coach of UNLV's college basketball team—the Runnin' Rebels won the 1990 NCAA title under his tutelage—Reyes began working with Andre Agassi, and transformed the tennis star into a bonafide champion.
WIN YOUR WARM-UP • It’s the first step towards winning your match
NO PAIN, NO GAIN?
RECIPES FOR SUCCESS • Two WTA pros rally about the right way to fuel up, and wind down
SHAKE IT UP • Venus Williams’ plant-based protein shakes are now available to all players
AS EASY AS CBD • The cannabidiol revolution has come to the tennis court
Sporting Gestures • Whether it’s with a handshake or a racquet tap, tennis teaches us its most valuable lesson by making us acknowledge our defeats