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Quote of the Month Archives


"Our imaginations, when allied with the faculties of sense perception, have given us a deep vein of psychic riches."

~ Andrew Stark interpreting Felipe Fernandez-Armesto's Out of Our Minds


September, 2019

"If your results are too good in practice, the practice is probably too easy, and you're not learning something new."

~ Jeff Albert, Major League Baseball Hitting Coach on Hitting Practice Regimens


August, 2019

"Gauff does not just have precocious power. She has uncommon court sense for a player of any age, a grasp of when to attack, when to defend and when to improvise."

~ NY Times tennis columnist Christopher Clarey, on 15 year old phenom Coco Gauff


July, 2019

"IThere is always something to improve, even for them. You think Novak's return cannot be better, and he is working on it. Rafa, we've been working on his serve. Roger became much more aggressive starting in 2017. So it's good…to see that even the best ever still want to improve, still want to evolve.""

~ Carlos Moya (Nada's Coach) on how the Big Three still remain on top of the young guns.


June, 2019

"I know that with them I have to be twice more focused and not give points away. They don't overplay, don't do crazy things. But they play so right and they always actually are confident with themselves with anything they are doing."

~ World #7 Stephanos Tsitsipas, on why playing Federer, Nadal, Djokovic is different


May, 2019

"He worked longer and harder and more obsessively than anyone else. I wanted people to understand that genius doesn't come fully formed"

~ David Hare on Ballet Legend Rudolph Nureyev


April, 2019

"I just try my best. I'm not thinking about the victory or anything else during the match. I try not to think about who is on the other side of the court."

~ Belinda Bencic. World #20 after her
success at Indian Wells 2019


March, 2019

"The key to winning doubles is picking a good partner."

~ Tom Gullikson


February, 2019

"If he hadn't lived, Michael and I might still be out there playing." "

~ Stephan Edberg, after losing the '91 Wimbledon
final to Michael Stich, 4-6,7-6,7-6,7-6, without
dropping serve, after learning of Van Alen's passing


January, 2019

"The fear of failure overcame the desire for success."

~ Former USA Olympic Ski Coach, Marjan Cernigoj, on an underachieving athlete


december, 2018

"We pretend that tennis is all about winning, but if that were true, why don't you just play someone you can beat every time? What we really want is a challenge, and tennis teaches how to overcome doubts and fears.."

~ Timothy Gallwey, Author of The Inner Game of Tennis


November, 2018

"In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. Out of clutter find simplicity. From discord find harmony."

~ - Albert Einstein: Three Rules of Work


September, 2018

"Sometimes, a defeat can be more beautiful and satisfying than certain victories. The English have a point in insisting that it matters not who won or lost, but how you played the game."

~ Arthur Ashe from Days of Grace