Rough or smooth was the feel of the strings when spinning for serve. The press was the quadrangle shaped wooden which kept your wooden racquet from warping when not in use. Each corner screwed down securely to keep even pressure on the racquet.
2. IHTC member Robbi Dimond's brother was ranked #1 in men's tennis in the USA. Name him.
Elaine Boswell was the first to correctly answer the question.
Dennis Ralston is Robbi Dimond's brother, no wonder he won an NCAA doubles title at USC, reached a Wimbledon singles final losing to Manuel Santana, won 3 Grand Slam doubles titles, won 27 national doubles & singles titles, won 2 Davis Cup titles in 1963 and 1972, and is a member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame, Robbi taught him well!
Both Skip and Elaine won a new can of Wilson tennis balls which came from Idle Hour Tennis Club.
Improving the fit of your tennis footwear can elevate your comfort while playing. The lace techniques pictured below (image 1) are easy to try. See if these lacing options help your shoes fit better.
I suggest a full herringbone outsole (image 2) to give the most traction on our Har-Tru clay courts. It can make the difference in getting to that drop shot without slipping!
That’s all from Our Tennis Life, more to come.