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Beyond The Score: Getting Into Doubles … Where to Start

By Matt Previdi A question I get asked a lot is: “I have never really played much tennis (or I used to play a long time ago). How do I… Read more »

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Beyond the Score: Staying Focused Under Pressure

By Kamala Nellen We are heading into the 2016 Southern California Junior Sectional Tennis Championships in June. Perhaps you want to garner a scholarship for college or you aspire to… Read more »

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Beyond The Score: Jim Murray Quotables

By Steve Pratt Jim Murray was one of the all-time greatest sports columnists who ever lived, and graced the Sports pages of the Los Angeles Times from 1961 to 1998…. Read more »

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Beyond The Score: Summer Olympics Are Fast Approcaching

By Lisa Thomas Tennis at the Summer Olympics is always a highlight and we don’t have to wait for long to see the best in the world battle it out… Read more »

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Beyond the Score: Keep You and Your Kids Active

By Lisa Thomas In last week’s article in Beyond the Score I brought up the research done by a leading detergent company that showed that many kids in western countries… Read more »

Playing Our Part in Getting Kids Outside

A friend of mine just forwarded me a link to a short film that was shocking but not overly surprising.  The premise of the film is that one in two… Read more »

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The Tennis Player and The Vegetable Garden

We all know that Southern California is an extraordinary place to live, work and play.  As tennis players we make the most of the superb weather to play outside year… Read more »

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Beyond the Score: Remedies For Tennis Elbow

By Lisa Thomas The website www.health.harvard.edu describes tennis elbow as “the common term for lateral epicondylitis, an inflammatory condition of the tendon that connects the extensor muscles of the lower… Read more »

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Beyond the Score: Staying Active With a Busy Schedule

By Lisa Thomas I’ve been on the road a lot over the last couple of months.  On and off planes, in and out of hotels and meeting rooms, balancing time… Read more »

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Beyond The Score: Taking a Closer Look at Djokovic’s Diet

By Lisa Thomas Today we look at Djokovic and marvel at his fitness, stamina and trim physique.  A little more than five years ago he was in a very different… Read more »

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Beyond the Score: The Pros and Cons of Sports Drinks

By Lisa Thomas While sports drinks have their advantages, if you are grabbing for one after moderate exercise or casually using them to quench your thirst during the day you… Read more »

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Beyond The Score: Setting Goals Is Key

By Lisa Thomas There is a lot of talk around this time of the year about setting goals and new year resolutions. There is also a lot of editorial space… Read more »

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Beyond The Score: Prepping Your Kid To Compete

By Lisa Thomas I remember a couple of years ago being on the side of the court and trying to manage my own interactions with my daughter’s match along with… Read more »

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Beyond The Score: Coach Lorenzo Shares Secrets To Success

I asked my friend Conan Lorenzo to share some of his insights into the value of tournaments for kids and how best to approach getting them involved in competitive tennis. … Read more »

Beyond the Score: Set Attainable Goals in 2016

By Lisa Thomas There is a lot of talk around this time of the year about setting goals and new year resolutions. There is also a lot of editorial space… Read more »

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Beyond the Score: From Giant Slayer to Open Mike, Vinci Highlighted Spectacular Year In Tennis

By Lisa Thomas According to a New York Times in mid-December, Roberta Vinci’s U.S. Open semifinal performance and the great game of tennis were considered one of a small handful… Read more »

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Beyond the Score: Stick To These Foods For Success On the Court

By Lisa Thomas Last week I introduced a pretty simple concept to help our performance as athletes.  Very often our ability to sustain a high level of play, build muscle… Read more »

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Beyond The Score: Good Nutrition Will Help You Feel Stronger and Perform Better

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a two-part series on nutrition. By Lisa Thomas We’ve all experienced a time when fatigue sets in when we are playing or our… Read more »

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Beyond the Score: Melbourne’s Other Sporting Event

By Lisa Thomas Most people with even a slight interest in tennis have heard of the Australian Open held in Melbourne every January. The Australian Open is one of tennis’… Read more »

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Beyond the Score: Feel Before We Think

By Lisa Thomas A while back when saber-tooth tigers and large aggressive man-eating animals roamed the earth, humans relied heavily on their fight or flight instinct.  You had little opportunity… Read more »

Beyond The Score: Ladies That League

By Lisa Thomas There are so many good reasons to play league tennis. The first obvious one that comes to mind is that you get to play tennis, and in… Read more »

Beyond the Score: More Good Than You Realize

Beyond the Score is a new feature you can find each Monday at www.southerncaliforniatennis.org. By Lisa Thomas There is little that hits the spot more as a tennis player than a… Read more »