TEACHER LAUNCHES FULL COURT TENNIS APP: It only makes sense. Longtime SoCal player Brian Teacher long ago became an outstanding teacher. Now the former Grand Slam champion and Pasadena resident Teacher has launched a groundbreaking new tennis instructional platform that may revolutionize the way tennis players learn, and how coaches athletes.
Full Court Tennis, that has impressive partnerships with the WTA & ATP Coach Organizations, is now available through the app store, to all coaches and players of all skill levels. The innovative app allows players to instantly access the worlds’ best coaches for in-app virtual lessons.
The app offers its users access to a global community with free tips, drills, and analysis on the Full Court Feed where players can follow, learn, and interact with coaches and players.
Developed by Teacher and the Full Court Advisory that includes John McEnroe, Katrina Adams, and AI scientist Dr. David Fogle, the app provides invaluable options for training, including hiring a coach for stroke analysis and a live video consult lesson. Coaches can set their own rates and availability for in-app lessons. Players can actually compare their strokes side-by-side to the pros through the app’s stroke library.
“Growing up playing tennis at a public park, I found it challenging to learn the game without access to world-class coaches,” said Teacher, who won the Aussie Open in 1980 and has coached Andre Agassi, Greg Rusedski, and other top pros. “I was looking for ways to make world-coaching instantly accessible around the globe – even for children who would not otherwise have access to top coaching talent.”
The Full Court Tennis App is a free download on the Full Court Tennis website or the App Store.
Sol Sister Sport was created by two longtime friends and Southern California native Jennings and Miller – originally from the East Coast who moved to Northern California as a young adult – who had children similar in age when they met more than 20 years ago.
“I got sunburned a lot growing up, and by the time I was in my 20s, I was already covering myself up to avoid the sun,” said Jennings, who admits she was always the athletic girl sweating in tall socks and heavy long sleeves. “Annika and I would go onto Ebay and we couldn’t find what we needed, and when we did, they were only in one color. So we just decided to make them ourselves.”
Sol Sister Sports sells its popular capri-length 2 in 1 skorts with leggings, as well as women’s and men’s tops, exclusively online and in some tennis pro shops. Jennings and Miller were all set to debut their merchandise at Indian Wells in March of 2020 when Covid delayed their rollout.
Website reviews call the Sol Sister Sport leggings “My ‘Go-To’ everywhere pants,” and “comfy, cozy, cute.”
“We’ve gotten a great reception and almost 100 percent of the time people who bought it, love it,” said Jennings, who added pickleball players love the Sol Sister Sport line and they will continue to market to that demographic.
It’s not just athletic apparel for tennis and pickleball players, but anyone who enjoys a healthy, active lifestyle, whether it be on the golf course, biking, hiking, running, gardening, Yoga, Pilates, and more.
“What we really wanted was something that looked great, was comfortable, and stayed cool in warm weather,” Jennings said. “I mean, trying to avoid the sun shouldn’t keep us from having fun together.”
For information: solsistersport.com.
So Greenberg and his partner Mike LaPierre set out to create a scoring module that could be displayed onto a screen and viewed anywhere via an app showing the score on each court.
The patent pending Electronic Scoring System (ESS) was first developed for Bass River in 2019 and is now being marketed to clubs everywhere. The system allows players to enter the game score information on an iPad quicker than
flipping the cards at the side of the court. Once the score and video information is captured, the information is available for all local and remote people to view it anywhere.
“It could be your grandpa in Florida wanting to watch your junior match,” said Greenberg, who joined Bass River 12 years ago and is a self-professed “computer nerd” who first started programing computers in the early 1970s. “Or if you are on a club team, other teammates can check out score updates during their breaks.”
“Once it’s on the database it’s amazing what you can do with it.”
Greenberg calls ESS the first major improvement in scoring since line calling and represents the next generation in scoring and information for tennis.
“The plan is to go after clubs that want to move into the 2020s,” said Greenberg, who spent his career building technology systems before retiring in 2003. “All we require is the name of the club’s website, a logo, how many courts, and an IP address from the cameras. It’s basically an app you can get from the app store so there is no need to send a team out to build anything. Once you have the iPad, we can set it up in 15 minutes.”
For more information: www.tenniselectronicscoring.com.
and Sam Querrey among others. The collection features designs inspired by styles found in the FILA archives. This limited edition offering combines the vintage styles of the brand’s rich tennis heritage with modern lifestyle silhouettes in performance fabrics.
The collection offers a variety of FILA’s most popular styles, with the Racerback Tank, Short Sleeve Polo, timeless 110 Year Dress, a classic Short Sleeve Crew or the similarly-styled Short Sleeve Polo. Both the men and women will round out the 110 Year Collection with the iconic FILA French Terry jacket, paying homage to FILA’s role as a pioneer and an innovator in tennis fashion.