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Chris Howard, Courier Columnist

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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

Tennis comes down to two types of strategy, offense and defense. Which strategy is best for you depends on what weapons you have in your game, your personality type, your physical and mental condition, and one more thing ...the opponent you’re playing.

By Chris Howard, Courier Columnist January 13, 2020

It’s the last day of 2019 and yes, it’s winter - but still warm enough to go out in a blaze of glory on the tennis court with a high temperature of around 45 degrees today.

By Chris Howard, Courier Columnist December 31, 2019

“Twas the day before Christmas”... and this time of year certainly brings all kinds of wonderful memories for everyone, not to mention a New Year around the corner and a new decade to enjoy and plan starting 2020.

By Chris Howard, Courier Columnist December 23, 2019

Twelve years ago Tournament Director Josh Bates created a money tennis tournament held at the Village Racquet and Health Club on Camelback and 44th Street in Phoenix, that has become a premier tennis event for players in the Southwest and beyond for all levels of play.

By Chris Howard, Courier Columnist November 25, 2019

Suggestions on how to shorten the game of tennis from what it’s been in the past is starting to gain more and more traction and it may be warranted.

Recently professional tennis has had an explosion of tennis news that enthusiasts want to hear and keep up with.

By Chris Howard, Courier Columnist October 28, 2019

In my limited lifetime of tennis there are a few things in the game I would love to see take place that probably won’t.

By Chris Howard, Courier Columnist October 21, 2019

Community tennis events are really fun to organize and put together, but it takes a good committee of people and volunteers coming together cohesively to do it in a manner that truly makes it all feel pretty darn good and that happened this past Sunday for our 5th Annual PATA Tennis Park of Tennis Fame Clinic and Induction day.

By Chris Howard, Courier Columnist October 8, 2019

It’s tough to do a “perfect” study of what the economic impact of having nice public sporting facilities built, programmed and staffed in a city such as Prescott.

By Chris Howard, Courier Columnist September 30, 2019

The third annual “Laver Cup” just concluded this past Sunday in Geneva, Switzerland, with Team Europe taking yet another but closer match title – their third in its three-year history.

By Chris Howard, Courier Columnist September 23, 2019

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