Chris Howard is a local USPTA Tennis Professional with over 45 years in the racquet and fitness industry. He can be reached at 928-642-6775 or choward4541@gmail.com.

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Howard: Local Fun Affair with Allen Fox - the man who’s done it all in the World of Tennis

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Every now and then you run into someone who truly impresses you in a variety of avenues, hopefully for most of us that person is a boss or better yet our spouse, but in this case it’s a man who is truly respected by just about everyone in the tennis industry and beyond - Allen Fox.

Howard: What they did other than being great tennis players

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We know who the great tennis players are, or do we?

Howard: A jant to Indian Wells and other legendary tennis sites Over spring break

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I’ve been making the trek over spring break to cover the Indian Wells ATP Masters & WTA Premier combined tennis tournament since 2000, and each year it seems to get better and better. Where else can you get to see most every current professional male and female tennis player compete, practice and workout upfront and personal?

Howard: It begins again – 2019’s tennis season and the Aussie Open

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The Australian Open kicks off the “real” beginning of tennis season for fans of the game even though there have been a few warm up events held in that area to let the players acclimate to the conditions and prepare for battle as best they can already.

Tennis New Year predictions and resolutions

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It’s that time of year again where you put the previous year to bed and gear up for what the new one will bring. Setting new goals to be achieved, or at least projected for and while most like to set the bar higher than the year before - that’s not always possible to reach.

Howard: Tennis wishes for Christmas

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Santa is arriving soon and hopefully if you wanted something bad enough and expressed it in a pleasing manner it appeared.

Howard: A thankful year of tennis and trying to keep up with life

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You know life has been pretty dog gone good to you when you get near Christmas and you’re asked what you’d like and you really don’t need or really want anything. Well, maybe it’d be fun to be 22 years old and be one of the top tennis players in the world, but that was only a dream then just like it still is today.

Howard: The proverbial excuse – as well as a few rants and raves

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How many of you tennis players have made it through a whole tennis match and not said something that sounded like an excuse?

Howard: Reaching for excellence in the game of tennis

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What makes a Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal, Serena Williams, Steffi Graf? An Agassi, Sampras, Evert or Navratilova - all exceptional champions in the world of tennis.

Howard: What’s the best method of finding or changing a doubles partner?

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Ever had to find a doubles partner to play in an event or league match? It’s like asking someone out on a date, a bit scary and uncomfortable.

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