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Dennis Van der Meer to go into Hall of Fame

Bill Simons Some people are just different. They have an “it” factor, a commanding presence. They’re giants. Dennis Van der Meer, who passed away in 2019...

The Oprah Interview: The Tennis Connection

Bill Simons During World War II my mother traveled from Montreal to London to help with the wartime ambulance corps. In 1953 my parents went...

For Roger The Story Is Not Over Yet

Bill Simons Comeback tales are the mother’s milk of our imaginations. Narratives of return and redemption fill most every crack and cranny of our lives....

‘WE BELIEVE’ – Golden Gate Park’s Gleaming Tennis Center Opens

Bill Simons The Golden State Warriors once had a popular mantra – “We Believe.” Now Bay Area tennis enthusiasts are giving the old basketball slogan...

Original 9 To Be Inducted Into the Hall of Fame

The Girl Gang That Changed the World Bill Simons Many bristle at the media. Others, like Billie Jean King, say you’ve got to appreciate them because...