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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

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

Originally I was quoted as saying I wanted the Top 3 ranked men in the world of tennis to lose early at the U.S. Open, well ... one made it through, Rafa Nadal who defeated Daniil Medvedev in a five-set thriller 7-5, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6, 6-4 for his 19th Grand Slam singles title.

By Chris Howard, Courier Columnist September 9, 2019

While in Cincinnati, I spent some time talking with Laura Marttinen who was working the booth for a company called “Grand Slam Tennis Tours” that has its main office out of a restored barn in Stowe, Vermont.

By Chris Howard, Courier Columnist September 3, 2019

There’s nothing like sitting down at almost court level to get the full impact of how the top tennis professionals are really hitting the ball during a tournament.

By Chris Howard, Courier Columnist August 26, 2019

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