Sunday, December 19, 2010


Maria Sharapova has ended her contract with Prince, and will not be using a Prince racquet in 2011. She has not yet announced which racquet she will use.

Melanie Oudin has traded her famous Addidas shoes for Wilson shoes and clothing. She already plays with a Wilson racquet.

Philippe Bouin has left his 30-year position as L'Equipe's head tennis writer.

Here are some good tips for preparing your tennis gear for the cold weather.

Check out the WTA Backspin Prediction Blowout.

I read recently that most used tennis balls are discarded. If you have a physical rehabilitation center near you, you can deliver your used tennis balls to the staff. Rehab centers always need them for use on walkers. The best use of old tennis balls that I have ever seen was their conversion to living spaces for the harvest mouse, a threatened species in Great Britain.


Todd Spiker said...

Hmmm, just saw that Mary Carillo will no longer be a part of ESPN's tennis coverage. Well, I hope this means that she'll be a full-time member of Tennis Channel's coverage.

Diane said...

Thanks for the heads-up, Todd. I'm not surprised she wanted out of something; she's still covering multiple sports for at least three networks/channels, as well as writing. She'll probably be doing prep work for the Olympics, too, though I noticed she wasn't as involved in the 2010 Games as she was in the 2006 Games.