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Enlightenment in the Uber Lane

Everyone has a Uber story, here is mine 🙂 ! Couple of days back I was en-route to the Bay Area from Dallas to visit my sister’s family and my parents for a summer vacation recharge. As my Uber ride … Continue reading

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Finding Gold in Tennis Drills and Practices, Part 1: Framing The Challenge

Recently a friend of mine did a tennis drill at a well-known tennis facility in town and shared, “I had a good drill in the morning. It was exhausting and refreshing”. I assumed that it was exhausting because it was … Continue reading

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A Practical Toolkit for Having Fun in USTA Leagues

I am no old timer, but been through the thick of things in USTA League (4.0/4.5 levels) for the past 5 years as a Player & Captain, which in no way makes me a Guru, but more closer to Rufus, … Continue reading

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Match Tiebreaker – is it a roll of the dice ?

Results of a quick & dirty survey that I had run a while back with my hardcore tennis friends in my tennis/social network. In my opinion, the answer to the match tiebreaker as with any facet of a tennis match … Continue reading

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A Role Model for every Athlete

A billion people needed good stories around them to forget themselves … In a place where poverty prevents any system to prevail, he gave hope, something to look forward to and a prism through which the country could be visualized. – ‘SACHIN: … Continue reading

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Leadership Lessons from Captain Cool

“When I die, the last thing I want to see is the six that Dhoni hit in the 2011 world cup final.” – Sunil Gavaskar In 2011, “Dhoni finishes off in style. India lift the World Cup after 28 years” . … Continue reading

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If you can’t start the point, there is no point!

That’s right, If you can’t start the point, there is no point! The probability of success in doubles play at the competitive amateur level of play (4.0 and 4.5) goes up dramatically, if you can keep your return of serve … Continue reading

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Tennis Congress

An idea sprouts. What all events led upto it, why this point in time, what sparks it to take root and burgeon and take a certain form is as enigmatic as the dawn & rise of life. Life is an … Continue reading

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Learning the ropes of captaining a USTA League Team

It was a hot afternoon in July, the climax of the 2015 USTA Spring/Summer League. Our team had done well in the regular season to qualify for the Qualifying Tournament(QT) for the City Championship. With the conclusion of the games today, all … Continue reading

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Chemistry – you either have it or you don’t!

Based on my observations of tennis doubles pairs that have had and are having success, a common underlying theme is the mysterious “Chemistry” – you either have it or you don’t! This is the mysterious ingredient that, fuels the anticipation … Continue reading

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