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  • Tounament Opportunities For African American Tennis Players
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    As we look at our past, we are better able to see the positive advances that we have made. One of the greatest obstacles that we have overcome is the barrier of race. Over the last several decades African Americans have had a huge impact on many areas of society such as politics, educat oin and most definately athletics. On August 27, 1927, Althea Gibson was born. She did not enter the world to a life of glamor. From the beginning, her life was a tough one. Her family resided in Harlem during th...
  • Appreciated Tennis Player Of The Game
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    PETE SAMPRAS: A TRUE CHAMPION When people think of their favorite tennis player, or if you ask someone who barely knows anything about tennis, usually the names Andre Agassi, John Macnroe, and Jimmy Connors comes up. It's very rare that Pete Sampras gets mentioned and if it is it's usually "that guy that always wins Wimbledon". Many people don t see that Pete has overcome and conquered many obstacles both mentally and physically that most athletes could not. He's been able to balance his persona...
  • International Deaf Tennis Competitions A Player
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    Tennis Populations 1. Wheel chair tennis 2. Hearing impaired 3. Learning disabilities Wheelchair tennis won't come easy to a new comer but with practice you can only get better. I would rate wheelchair tennis not a 1 or 2 (easy) because its hard to do two things at once. Positioning yourself in a wheelchair to hit a tennis ball before it bounces twice can be difficult. I would rate this activity a 3 due to having tennis skill and wheelchair handling capability. Wheelchair tennis is for every lev...
  • Sport Of Tennis
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    Personal Bond With My Friends During Tennis Camp During the summer months following my seventh grade school year, I was involved in tennis camp activities with two of my closest friends, Suzanne and Erin. This was the first time that we were able to get to know each other better away from school since we did not have any classes together that year. Even though we were good friends, I had never felt a sense of camaraderie with either of them because they participated in sports, while I was involv...
  • Instructional Articles On The Game Of Tennis
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    When surfing the Internet, eventually winding up at tennis 4 you. com, I found something called the "Lesson Lounge" which has instructional articles on the game of tennis. My particular article discusses a very crucial part of the game, and also a difficult one, the first serve. The reason this drew my attention is because this is a major weakness in my already pathetic tennis repertoire. By reading the article, I hoped to find strategy to learn from, and eventually, with practice, to improve fr...
  • Pete Sampras Pete Sampras
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    Pete Sampras Pete Sampras was born on August 12th, 1971 in Washington, D. C, the third son of Greek immigrants, Sam and Georgia Sampras. From an early age, Pete showed signs of outstanding athletic ability. The young Pete discovered a tennis racquet in the basement and spent hours hitting balls against the wall. In 1978, the Sampras family moved to Palos Verdes, California, and the warmer climate there allowed 7 year old Pete to play more tennis. The Sampras family joined the Peninsula Racquet C...
  • Tennis Players Need
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    TASK ONE PART FEEDBACK AND MOTIVATION OFFERED TO THE PLAYERS BY THE COACH TO IMPROVE SKILLS, COURT PLAY AND MENTAL ATTITUDEStuartholme A Grade Tennis Team Dennis S heard, (the coach of the A team) was mainly focusing this particular training session on footwork and communication as he felt that the team lacked both these factors during their previous Saturday match. The following are a few quotes from Dennis 'Awesome footwork Alex, could you feel the difference between that ball and the last?' D...
  • Three Women's Tennis Players
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    There are several different aspects of playing and improving your tennis game. Different strokes, rules, boundaries and many other aspects make up the game of tennis. Over the next few pages, I will do my best to explain the forehand and backhand stroke, the serve and volley, the rules of tennis, and without a doubt the grand slam. The forehand stroke is the most popular in tennis. Stand facing the net, knees slightly bent, weight evenly distributed and forward on the balls of your feet. The rac...
  • Stefan Edberg The Tennis Player Stefan Edberg
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    Stefan Edberg The tennis player Stefan Edberg is nowadays a legend in his sport. I met him myself in France in 1987. I was 8 years old. He and the other members of the Swedish Daviscup team were playing the Daviscup against France. However, before the training I met them in the lobby of their hotel in Fr'e jus. My father knew the Swedish captain of the team so we could watch them training. After that Stefan has been one of my idols. I play tennis a lot myself. But now to the story about Stefan E...
  • Arthur Ashe As A Black Man
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    Arthur Ashe did many things in his life; he was a great tennis player, father, son, role model, and social activist. It is amazing to think that Arthur Ashe as a black man was able to achieve all he did coming from where he did, and that he was able to do it in a society dominated by white people. Born in Richmond, Virginia to a lower class black family, Arthur Ashe had to deal with many hardships at an early age. Despite the hardships he was able to succeed in the game of tennis, and won many m...
  • H Promote Tennis For People With Disabilities
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    A Tennis Australia initiative Tennis Australia, with the support of the Australian Sports Commission, has developed a program to encourage and promote Tennis for People with Disabilities to be involved in tennis. Tennis Australia, through its Member Associations, aims to: "h Provide opportunities for people with sensory, physical and intellectual disabilities to be involved and participate in tennis "h Make available to people with disabilities a variety of options at all levels from recreationa...
  • Arthur Ashe
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    As a tennis player, Arthur Ashe was one of the best of his time. His legacy, on the other hand, will be the positive changes in society as a whole. Though at his best he was for many the very definition of tennis, tennis never defined Arthur Ashe. As a child growing up in segregated Richmond, Virginia, Arthur's physical stature did little to indicate his future career as a professional athlete. Another tragic event that did not stop Arthur from greatness was his mother's passing while Arthur was...

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