My boys manage to feed themselves while I go to the US Open

Even though my boys are now both teenagers, I still catch myself treating them like little kids, so I did feel timid about leaving them at home for the whole day to take the train to New York for the US Open. I realized I didn’t have any real fears that they couldn’t handle themselves when a friend asked what I worried would happen, and the worst I realistically pictured was them sitting in a pile of filth not having eaten for 12 hours while on a World of Warcraft marathon....more

Cardio tennis

Axl Rose wails while I run to smash a forehand across the court. I’m at Cardio Tennis, a fun class that combines tennis drills with a cardio workout....more

A New Adventure

Today I attended the Davis Cup Draw Ceremony.  It was held by ACL Live at the Moody Theater in downtown Austin.  What a great event!!This was a new experience for me as I had never attended a professional tennis event, live match or not.  The ceremony was opened by Asleep at the Wheel and they rocked the house!!  The staff at ACL Live were, as always, professional and friendly.  It is a great venue with an outstanding staff!!...more

A Women's Sports Marketing Win?: My Thoughts on the WTA Strong is Beautiful Campaign

I am pretty sure that I am going to take a lot of heat for this blog post from some of my regular followers but I cannot help it. I love the WTA's Strong is Beautiful campaign. Unlike other women's sports marketing campaigns that come across as cheap, poorly planned and unartistic, this advertising campaign by the WTA is very professionally done, sends a very strong and potent message and focuses on the elite players of the game....more
Help bring the Women's Professional Racquetball Organization to light. You have every sport BUT ...more

It's Never to Late to Get in the Game

Today I had the distinct pleasure of playing doubles tennis with Mrs....more

Having my own "play" time and not living through my child

So I started playing tennis again. And as I played, I couldn’t believe how much it meant to me. Because I was truly having unadulterated fun: a feeling I think I tend to deprive myself of. Oh, and my nine-year-old daughter felt relieved. Here’s the story. After occasionally playing for the past 25 years and previously playing for my high school team, I finally decided to get back in the game. I signed up for a weekly doubles clinic, and you couldn’t wipe the smile off my face the whole time I played...which must have been super annoying to the other players for an hour and a half....more

what a great post. i've been wanting to get back into soccer lately. when i was at my nephew's ...more

Why I Started Playing Tennis In My 40s

Could 2011 be the year you take the first steps toward starting a new sport? For me, it all started casually enough three years ago. I was bored with my boot camp workout classes, and my husband suggested I join him in taking tennis lessons. ...more

Hi Christina, I didn't start playig tennis unitl I was 51. Now 53, I'm still loving it! So much, ...more

Serena Williams Undergoes Emergency Surgery for Blood Clot in Lung

Serena Williams had a crazy week. On Tuesday she underwent an emergency procedure to remove a blood clot from her lung. After that Williams developed a pulmonary hematoma requiring a second emergency surgery. ...more

I pray that Serena will have a swift recovery and bounce back ASAP!more

Unleash Your Inner Athlete: How One Mom Took Up Tennis In Her 40s

By Christina Simon, Beyond The BrochureHave you ever thought of doing something totally new? Something you’ve never done before?  Well, I did.  I took my first tennis lesson in my 40s!During both my pregnancies I gained a lot of weight (50 pounds each time, to be exact). To lose the weight, I worked out at a rigorous boot camp class. After a few years of boot camp, I was ready for something new. But what could I do?...more

When to Take the First Swing: Organized Youth Sports

Nota Bene: Mama's got a work deadline this week. So, after much negotiating, pleading and persuading, Dear Husband agreed to guest post for me this week. Maybe just today, maybe through Wednesday, but you just might see some Fatherly Advice on Friday....more