She’s a leader on the court, and in the classroom. Two-time state champion Sonya Das from St. Paul Academy and Summit School is focused on her game and her future. Her determination to excel is just one of the reasons why she’s our ASPIRE Athlete of the Week.
It’s that time of year. Playoff season.
Former top-10 player Mardy Fish, an Edina, Minn. native, pulled out of the U.S. Open on Wednesday, the latest setback in his bid to make a comeback on tour after dealing with heart issues.
The newest craze in sports is Pickleball. It’s a mash-up between tennis, racquetball, ping-pong and badminton. It’s played on a court that’s about one-third of the size of a tennis court.
It’s no secret. Many Minnesotans are sick of the long winter season and so are thousands of high school students who’ve had to practice inside and cancel games.
Spring has not been kind so far to tennis teams, at least in Minnesota. Breck’s Myles Tang is a defending state champion who practices, largely, indoors.
Standard conversational topics – tennis, school, his part-time post office job – appeared to marginally pique Austin Jiang’s interest.
Dusty Boyer of Forest Lake stands alone. He’s now the only Minnesota high school boys tennis player to ever have four individual state titles to his name.
A Minnesota boy didn’t just get the wind knocked out of him after hurting himself on a tennis court — he nearly died days later after injuring his intestine.
Dusty Boyer has three state Double-A tennis titles. Now he’s hoping to make it four individual titles in a row when he starts play on Thursday morning at the Baseline Tennis Center on the University of Minnesota campus.
While winter hermits turn to outdoor tennis and other activities during the summer months in Minnesota, tennis remains primarily an indoor event in the northern United States. Most communities offer public courts in local parks, but the truly serious year-round tennis player takes advantage of the high-quality indoor facilities statewide at the best clubs in the state.
Rochester will host the 25th anniversary Star of the North Games next year.
Some of the biggest names in men’s tennis made their way to the Twin Cities Friday, but before the Champions Series began, the pros took on some younger opponents.
Rafael Nadal has an epic meltdown after a win at the US Open. Watch his address the media.
Defending champion Rafael Nadal advanced to the semifinals at Wimbledon by beating Mardy Fish 6-3, 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 Wednesday.