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January 4, 2010

Sideways-move together. Up & back-move apart.






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By the time he was 17, Teltscher was ranked in the top 10 nationally in junior rankings.

He was an All-American in his only year at UCLA (1978), which he attended on a tennis scholarship.

That same year he defeated Onny Parun to capture the Benson & Hedges New Zealand Open at Stanley Street, Auckland, in a match best remembered for a controversial overrule midway through the third set.
[edit] Pro career

In 1979, Teltscher turned pro. A worldwide top 10 player from 1980-82, he was ranked no lower than #15 from through 1984. He reached his highest singles ATP-ranking on May 7, 1982, when he became ranked #6 in the world.

He reached the French Open doubles final with partner Terry Moor in 1981, and won the French Open mixed doubles title with Barbara Jordan two years later. He also reached the quarterfinals at the U.S. Open three times (1980, 1981, and 1983 -- losing to Jimmy Connors all three years), and the quarterfinals at the 1983 Australian Open. In March 1987 he beat Connors, ranked # 8 in the world, in Chicago 6-3, 6-1. He won 10 singles titles during his professional career, which ended in 1988.

Looking back at his career, Teltscher expressed pride at the time his honesty took over from his competitive nature. During a match at the Masters Tournament against Vitas Gerulaitis, his racket grazed the net while it was match point. No one, including Gerulitis, was aware of the rule violation except for Teltscher. Rather than let it pass, however, he informed the judges of the infraction and lost the point, and maybe the match, because of his honesty. His parents are most proud of him for that action.
[edit] Davis Cup

Teltscher was on the U.S. Davis Cup team in 1982, 1983, and 1985. He had a combined record of 5-4 in singles play, and helped the U.S. win the Davis Cup in 1982 over France.


October 5, 2009

Doubles Insight







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Katrina Adams is part of the on-air broadcasting team at Tennis Channel. Since joining the network in 2003, she has been the lead analyst for coverage of the International Tennis Federation's Fed Cup competition. Her duties have also extended to analysis during live Women's Tennis Association (WTA) Tour coverage and hosting the "Fed Cup Preview" show.

A professional tennis player from 1988 to 1999, Adams captured 20 WTA Tour doubles titles and one ITF singles crown during her career. Her career-high world rankings included No. 8 in doubles and No. 67 in singles in 1989.

Adams segued into broadcasting and coaching following her career as a player. Her television career began as a commentator for BET's coverage of the United Negro College Fund Celebrity Golf and Tennis Challenge from 1998-2001. She also provided analysis on the international feeds of the 1999 Pilot Pen and Lipton Championships and ESPN's coverage of the 1999 Bausch and Lomb Championships. Further, she has been interviewed for such programs as "ESPN Sports Century" and Lifetime's "Intimate Portrait." In the coaching arena, from 1999-2002, Adams served as a national tennis coach for the United States Tennis Association (USTA), coaching and mentoring junior and professional tennis players in all aspects of their careers. During that time, she also served as a member of the USTA Player Development Committee (1999) and the USTA Executive Committee (1998-99). In 2005, Adams was elected to the USTA Board of Directors as a Director at Large.

Off the courts, Adams has helped provide strategic direction for the WTA Tour and professional women players worldwide, serving four one-year terms as a player representative on the WTA Tour Board of Directors and participating in the integration of the WTA Tour, ITF and Players Association. She also served five two-year terms on the WTA Tour Players Association Board of Directors, in the posts of vice president and treasurer, serving as chairperson of the Anti-Doping Committee, and receiving the WTA Tour Player Service Award in 1996 and 1997.

Born and raised in Chicago, Adams started playing tennis at the age of six, in the public parks and recreation program sponsored by the Martin Luther King Jr. Boys Club. She earned an athletic scholarship to Northwestern University, where she studied communications and became the 1986 ITCA Rookie of the Year and 1987 NCAA doubles champion en route to garnering two-time NCAA All-America honors. In 1998, she was inducted into the Northwestern University Hall of Fame. She currently lives in Bradenton, Fla.


Zina Lynna Garrison (born November 16, 1963 in Houston, Texas) is a former professional tennis player from the United States. During her career, she was a women's singles runner-up at Wimbledon in 1990, a three-time Grand Slam mixed doubles champion, and a women's doubles gold medalist at the 1988 Olympic Games.

March 2, 2008

Fake or Poach






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"Fake or Poach, but never stand there," is a quote by Dave Porter, EdD, Master Professional, USPTA. Dave is the head men's and women's tennis coach for BYU Hawaii. This video shows examples of faking and poaching in doubles.

October 29, 2006

Two Back

Mark Fairchilds, USPTA, HEAD Advisory Staff Member, is the Director of Tennis at Modesto Fitness and Racquet Club in Modesto, CA. This short "NANO" clip is from the 2006 USPTA Hawaii/San Diego Convention Speciality Course entitled "The doubles connection: How to be a better doubles partner."

He became a member of the USPTA in 1987 and began serving on the Northern California Division Board of Directors in 1992, becoming president in 1998. Farichilds is the 1992 USPTA Men's Open champion and 1993 USPTA National Open Player of the Year. He served as the chairman of the USPTA Nominating Committee in 1999.

This national vice president also was honored as USPTA Northern Californina Pro of the Year in 2003 and is currently a member of the USTA Northern California Player Development Committee.


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Get to your spots

Mark Fairchilds, USPTA, HEAD Advisory Staff Member, is the Director of Tennis at Modesto Fitness and Racquet Club in Modesto, CA. This short "NANO" clip is from the 2006 USPTA Hawaii/San Diego Convention Speciality Course entitled "The doubles connection: How to be a better doubles partner."

He became a member of the USPTA in 1987 and began serving on the Northern California Division Board of Directors in 1992, becoming president in 1998. Farichilds is the 1992 USPTA Men's Open champion and 1993 USPTA National Open Player of the Year. He served as the chairman of the USPTA Nominating Committee in 1999.

This national vice president also was honored as USPTA Northern Californina Pro of the Year in 2003 and is currently a member of the USTA Northern California Player Development Committee.

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May 28, 2006

Doubles closing in volley

Lee Couillard, Wilson TEAM Member, USPTA, breaks down a doubles point by 4 professional ATP players.

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