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Chris Howard, Courier Columnist

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: Tennis questions I’d love to have answers for

My Point

Sometimes you just can’t seem to get the answers for the questions you have and for me I have quite a few in the realm of tennis. A few of these questions may never have answers, while others it’ll just take some time yet to get them.

Howard: Tennis road trip: New Orleans and Orlando

My Point

A week on the road to primarily play tennis in two national tennis events is a pleasure I’ve never taken the time to do - until now.

Howard: Tennis in a new lane

My Point

There are an awful lot of people playing tennis who have learned much of their game through trial and error. Nothing wrong with that, in fact it’s one of the main learning methods.

Howard: The tennis boom of the early open years

My Point

It was a long time coming, but finally in 1968 the powers to be overthrew the old regime of a separated amateur and professional tour of tennis players and let tennis come alive with both competing against one another for men and women.

Howard: The path to playing professional tennis is a true test

My Point

This column is not for the faint of heart if indeed you have a child who has a goal of playing top level college and preferably professional tennis. It’s a dedication of time, money, hard work and willingness to give up most of the other things life has to offer and then there are still no guarantees.

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Howard: Park of Fame: Tennis inductions and clinic success

My Point

When you organize and run a fairly large event, there are quite a few unknowns.

Howard: There’s much love for the history of tennis

My Point

Some people make it with their great play, some organize and work it, some write about it while others teach, some play at it and each part helps create the whole.

Howard: Serena, Serena, Serena … bad behavior is bad behavior

My Point

There’s no real reason to go over what happened at the U.S. Open singles final except the fact that everyone seems to have a different take on it. Tennis, like most sports can be very emotional - and even more so because it’s just one person playing another, it falls completely on your own shoulders - you against them.

Howard: Events make tennis much more fun

My Point

It was a crazy women’s final at the U.S. Open, and opinions of what took place are being bounced around like ping pong balls. But under the guise of this column, it’s still the fun events that make the game of tennis what it has become today.

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Howard: Don’t mess with my tutu, or my cat suit

My Point

It’s the day and age of almost anything goes in the world of tennis attire as well as where you change your clothes during a tennis match.

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