What's the best way to top off a middling and Dave Matthews Band-filled career of harrumphs and hair gel?
Sue a charity.
The recently retired Andy Roddick, who went to high school in Boca Raton and was the sport's most stalwart bro, has done just that.
Chris Evert and her brother, John, run a tennis academy in Boca Raton.Mike Greenberg has a reputation as a geek, a nerd, the nonathlete part of the duo that hosts the eponymous, nationally simulcast morning talk show Mike and Mike in the Morning. But Greenberg grew up playing tennis and has appar ... More >>
Photo: Eddie Herr Junior Tennis ChampionshipsThai KwiatkowskiTimes are tough for American men's tennis, which desperately needs a colorful character like John McEnroe or Andre Agassi to revive national interest in the sport. It's not enough for him to be talented; this player has to be a fiery co ... More >>
Flickr: hobbesdudeJesse LevineWhy would the tennis players who's arguably the world's greatest ever watch college players? Based on this article in the Sacramento Bee, Roger Federer was keeping tabs on Jesse Levine, the Boca Raton resident who two years ago was playing for the University of Flori ... More >>
That's video from the tantrum that Serena Williams threw on Saturday to lose match point in the U.S. Open semifinals against Kim Clijsters. It was so compelling that it upstaged the feel-good story of Clijsters winning the title yesterday after two years away from competitive tennis following the bi ... More >>
Flickr: azzurri_nr1Serena's on pace to add her fourth (and second consecutive) U.S. Open title.As we come down the final stretch of tennis' U.S. Open, the draws are conspicuously lacking in South Floridians. Only Serena Williams of Palm Beach Gardens has made it to the tournament's quarterfinals ... More >>
Flickr: Jarielle McGill-AndersPeter Griffin: Available for female roles?Venus and Serena Williams have been either training for tennis championships or winning them since they were old enough to walk. Nearing 30 years old, they still live with their dad in the family's estate in Palm Beach Garden ... More >>
Photo by Paul Zimmer, ITF JuniorDuval and Vickery, middle, pose with their Czech opponents and trophy they won for the U.S.Fourteen-year-old Sachia Vickery and 13-year-old Victoria Duval, from Miramar and Delray Beach, respectively, spent this past weekend in the Czech Republic, giving that natio ... More >>
Flickr: nickbollettieriJesse LevineEver since Jesse Levine's improbable run into Wimbledon's third round, Canadians have been trying to claim the promising 21-year-old as their standard-bearer in tennis. But Levine and his family moved to Boca Raton when he was 13. That gave the Ottawa native a c ... More >>
That's a video from the Paralympic Games of wheelchair tennis, which has its own league within the United States Tennis Association. Last weekend in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Jan Proctor of Delray Beach won her first tournament after four years on the circuit. She's 56 years old and beat a 38-year-old ... More >>
Flickr User: robynwElena Dementieva, the fourth-ranked female player, keeps a place in BocaIt's the city where the three best American men at Wimbledon perfected their games, as well as the fourth-ranked woman in the women's circuit. It's home to the tennis academy of one of the best female playe ... More >>
Flickr User: scko33Alexis ThompsonLarry Bird had Magic Johnson. Muhammad Ali had Joe Frazier. Roger Federer has Rafael Nadal. To make Coral Springs' Alexis Thompson a national sports icon, she'll need a nemesis, and she may have found one in Alison Lee. They're both 14-year-old golfers, and this pas ... More >>
Yesterday, just before leaving to represent the U.S. in its only appearance in the FIFA Confederations Cup, in Johannesburg, South Africa, Boca Raton native Jozy Altidore tweeted: "Do you believe? I know I do!!!"On Wednesday, the 19-year-old striker scored the first of the two goals (video above) th ... More >>
Flickr User: huyenJesse LevineWith Roger Federer looming, Andy Roddick may be the only one of the three tennis players from Boca Raton who has a chance to win Wimbledon -- and a slight one at that. Mardy Fish has looked better than his 28 ranking. But the real Cinderella is 21-year-old Jesse Levine, ... More >>