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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.

Recent Stories

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

My Point

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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State GOP launching ‘independent audit’ on allegations of election fraud

Alleging voting “irregularities’’ the state Republican Party is launching what it calls its own an “independent audit’’ of practices by Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes - an audit being aided by a law firm that represents the party.

Howard: There’s something to be said about continuity

My Point

People like to be able to depend on what’s going to take place and for some it might even seem a bit repetitive.

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.

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