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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: 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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Howard: Andre Agassi more than a great tennis player

My Point

Many moons ago when the Scottsdale Princess Resort held both a men’s and women’s professional tournament I had the pleasure of taking busloads of local tennis players down to watch some of the matches and at the same time interview the professionals playing matches there.

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Howard: ‘Red Oaks,’ a TV miniseries and trip down memory lane

My Point

My wife said to me, “Chris — you need to come watch a little of this.”

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Howard: Tennis inventions and how we got here

My Point

The most basic parts of playing the game of tennis are taken for granted, things like a racquet, the ball, strings, rules and such.

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Howard: Playing sports throughout the aging process

My Point

Most of us have loved playing sports of some kind throughout our lives, and God knows we want to continue doing what we love and probably have gotten pretty good at.

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Howard: An unconventional business idea, but why not?

My Point

There are millions and millions of sports fanatics, and have been for centuries, more now than ever before.

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Howard: What is the appeal, attractiveness of sport?

My Point

Every sport that has acquired millions of followers has found a niche in attracting people to either participate, spectate or both for a variety of reasons we’ve found appealing.

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Howard: ‘Borg vs. McEnroe,’ the movie

My Point

I just finished watching the movie “Borg vs. McEnroe,” and I remember watching the finals with a “Breakfast at Wimbledon” back in 1980 when it was happening, but the movie is less about who won that championship and more about how each person, Bjorn and John, reached that point in their lives.

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