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With America’s Tennis Tournament in full swing, we’ve compiled the best articles to keep you cool during any conversation.

Weed at the U.S. Open? Some Players Swear They Can Smell It

Why all the bagel talk at the US Open? Here’s why they use ‘bagels’ to keep score in tennis

How the U.S. Open Dials In Its Court Speed

American Tennis Has Never Been Hotter

This Year’s U.S. Open Belongs to Coco Gauff, Win or Lose

Aryna Sabalenka, the World’s New Number One, on Tennis, Tequila Shots, and ‘Not Letting Your Feelings Destroy You’

Don’t Forget Meddy

Novak Djokovic: how a kid from war-torn Belgrade beat the odds

Ben Shelton: The Pros and (C)ons of Going Pro

The Real-Life Diet of Francis Tiafoe

The Most Famous Woman in Men’s Tennis

US Open tennis balls serving up controversy, and perhaps, players’ injuries

Tennis ball wasteland? Game grapples with a fuzzy yellow recycling problem

The Saudi Quandary: Tennis Is Unlikely to Resist the Kingdom’s Involvement in the Sport. But it should.

How Iga Swiatek, Tennis’s Most Supersonic Star, Stays Grounded

I Went To the U.S. Open for the 1st time. Here Is What You Gotta Know

Andy Roddick’s Open Era


How Far Will Tennis’s Carlos Alcaraz Go?

Court Support

Eddie Martinez
KCTLBH, 2022

The intersection of art, tennis, and philanthropy is fully on display at the inaugural Kings County Tennis League Benefit Auction. Featuring artwork by Eddie Martinez, Daniel Gordon, Mairikke Dau, Ryan Travis Christian, and 14 others, the tennis-themed auction supports the Kings County Tennis League, a program that “combines tennis and education to spark the potential of children living in and around public housing, in Brooklyn, NY.” Coinciding with the US Open in Flushing, Queens, the auction closes bidding on September 12th, 2022.

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A Retro Modern Racquet

Appealing to design nostalgists, Wilson has reissued its 1984 classic Pro Staff 6.0 85 tennis racquet. A solid black racquet with yellow and red racing stripes, it was used back in the day by pros like Pete Sampras and Chris Evert. In the modern age, the Pro Staff 85 is too small for competitive play, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a little fun with it on the court and challenge yourself. Regardless of what you do, it’s a great rare piece for the ages.

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Snoopy at Wimbledon

In 1979, Charles M. Schulz—an avid tennis player, himself—published the book SNOOPY ON TENNIS. Included in the compilation of SNOOPY comic strips was a series of color panels featuring SNOOPY AT WIMBLEDON. No stranger to the game, SNOOPY’s trip also came to life in animation during the 1980 film, Bon Voyage, Charlie Brown.

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Queen Team Supreme: An Interview with Photographer Radka Leitmeritz

Karolina Muchova

We first met Los Angeles-based photographer Radka Leitmeritz a few years back at The Courts while she was on a commercial shoot. Bursting with energy and always with a camera nearby, we were drawn into Radka’s world and have never really left. With a background in fashion and passion for tennis, Radka’s latest project with Porsche, Court Supremes, celebrates the power of the women who play the game. We recently caught up with Radka to talk about the project and the inspiration behind it.

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Court Classics

With footwork being of the utmost importance in a player’s game, here are 6 riffs on classic tennis shoes that will transition you effortlessly from the court to the club.

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40 years of Art at the French Open

Beginning with Valerio Adami in 1980, the French Tennis Federation and the French Open Tournament Committee have been commissioning contemporary artists to create the annual poster for the Roland-Garros tournament. With play beginning in Paris this week, we look back at some of the stand-out works from the past 40 years.

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Desert Daze

Situated in the center of the Anza-Borrego Desert, The Courts at Anza-Borrego is a unique sports venue with its own special magic. For experts and novices alike, to play tennis there is a dream. During their Pre-COVID, inaugural Low Desert Open tennis tournament, Weed Sport had the honor to host our signature Recovery Zone to help the players wind down between matches and give the spectators some extra relaxing vibes throughout the afternoon. Accompanied by great music and even better tennis, the Low Desert Open was a grand success. Looking back, we can only hope to achieve that level of intimacy again in a crowd full of like-minded strangers.

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