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.  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


          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. 







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


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