King Richard to Queen V review tennis on tape

King Richard is a remarkable story about family love, sheer determination, and sparking the fire that ignited 2 record-breaking careers among sisters. This holiday season's must-see movie for any tennis fan, especially those who started playing in the 90's like myself. The joy and humor that Will Smith brings out on the screen will likely win him the best actor award.

You can enjoy it at home with a Hulu + HBO Max account, free 1-week trial. I also recommend the HBO series "Being Serena". The new Matrix movie comes out 12/22!

How Richard discovered Tennis

Richard Williams, the father of Venus and Serena, dreamed of teaching his daughters tennis but had never played the sport before himself. He started to coach tennis by collecting used tennis balls, buying a racket from Goodwill, and learning the game from watching a video instructional tape.

In the movie, Venus’ first coach Paul Annacone will only agree to train one girl for free, not both.

So Richard and his wife Oracene with limited resources get creative to adapt. Richard accompanies Venus to the country club and records everything she learns with his camcorder.

Oracene uses those same video lessons of Venus to help teach Serena and even fix her serve.

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A Message of Sharing and Giving Back from Venus

"Reflecting back on my career, I'm reminded of how those I loved and looked up to inspired me every day to be great and dream big. Whether it was motivation from my sister, Serena Williams, or the harrowing experiences of my father, the willingness of those who shared and invested in me made me the player I am today.

Knowledge is a power that enables us all to achieve, and there's no better teacher than those who have lived the unimaginable. That's why I'm so proud to be an owner of TopCourt and push this global movement of empowerment and inspiration for the next generation of champions!"

- Venus Williams, 23-Time Grand Slam Champion, the OG

Venus Williams is now a part-owner of TopCourt

She teaches tennis and shares her own tennis wisdom and career journey where the movie leaves off.

Venus joins the rank of 56 other elite pro tennis players and grand slam legends on TopCourt. At the end of her career, she wants to be remembered as a good person and role model. Hear Venus as she shares her memories and life story. Watch and be inspired by her personalized tennis tips.

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TopCourt Buy One, Get One 2021 Holiday Offer

Need a gift for a tennis fan for the upcoming holidays?
Why not get something you need and also get a spare gift for a tennis fan?

For a limited time, all new TopCourt members who sign up will be sent an email with instructions on how to gift a free 12-months to someone else you know that loves tennis as much as you!

This is a limited-time offer only.

TopCourt 2021 Holiday Offer - Get One and Give One Free

Zero price inflation and hassle-free gifting

With more coaches featured now (56 the last time I checked), it's actually a better deal than last year when I joined in 2020 but for the exact same price.

I'm avoiding problems buying tennis products right now because of supply chain delays.

Even shipments of tennis balls were off shelves for months at Walmart and Costco.

Getting a digital gift is easy and a very covid-free way to share.

Try for free before you buy

When you sign up for your membership, you can then send a free membership to another friend.

Try it free for 14-days to make sure you love it first. If you don't, just cancel anytime before the trial ends. Note: the buy one, gift one holiday offer does not have a trial membership period*

My favorite Topcourt Teacher award for 2021...

The prize goes to Alexander Zverev (plus doubles tips with brother Mischa). Felix AA and Leylah Fernandez would round out the top 3 new releases. Watching the new ATP Finals Champion and Olympic Gold medalist hit backhands has really helped me improve my 2-hand backhand since my shoulder injury last year.

Sure it was very exciting to meet him live in Miami for the autograph and photo opt. But getting to re-watch him in 4K and slow-mo whenever I want to visualize exactly how my left side moves in relation to the swing is admittedly even better.

I am biased because I switched to the Head Gravity Pro and his signature dampeners in February. I told him this fact after we ate lunch. He just smiled and signed my Cliff Drysdale magazine on the back cover anyway.

Pretty sure that Medvedev and Djokovic are probably subscribed to TopCourt and lurking under a false name so they can figure out how to beat him in 2021. Just having this one shot alone available in the tennis library is a game-changer.

On the fence about the best time to join?

The Simona Halep must-see video release will be the next big blockbuster at the end of November. Her documentary itself has a shocking exclusive reveal in episode 2! But no spoilers (or "sneaky peek" as she would say) from here.

She is a shy, very dedicated, and yet always a hard worker since her childhood's humble beginnings. Her coaching style on camera I would characterize as very patient and obliging - sometimes I remember she would voluntarily redo multiple takes until she got it just right. She has dedicated her life and body to the sport.

The other major anticipated release is Denis Shapovalov. Fans will love his jumping one-handed backhand. It is a shot I have attempted at times but looks very amazing when it actually works. Or perhaps you are more excited about the Nick Kyrgios release?

So many of my fans have joined through me, and it was a pleasure meeting some fans in person at Indian Wells BNP and the WTT event in November.

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San Diego ATP 250 - best value in tennis of the year?

ATP 250 San Diego Open
September 25 through October 3

Grounds passes start at $20, plus front row seats starting at only $45!

Strong Men's Field even in the Qualifying Draw

The all-new ATP 250 San Diego event features some of the best players even for the qualifiers of the year this weekend.

Qualifying with a wild card is 18-year old local native Zach Svaja, whose father Tom teaches at the Pacific Beach Tennis Club. Use promo code "PACIFICBEACH10" to save 10% off tickets.

Qualifying against the DC/MD/VA hero Denis Kudla. Lloyd Harris and Kevin Anderson are included too....all players who made it to the 2nd round of the 2021 US Open!

Press Release and Top Players

World No. 7 Andrey Rublev of Russia and No. 10 Denis Shapovalov of Canada highlight a very strong player field at the San Diego Open, which will be played September 27 through October 3 at the Barnes Tennis Center.

The $600,000 ATP 250 tournament features eight of the Top 20 players in the FedEx ATP Rankings.

Other Top 20 players joining Rublev and Shapovalov in the San Diego Open main draw are No. 11 Casper Ruud of Norway, No. 13 Hubert Hurkacz of Poland, No. 14 Diego Schwartzman of Argentina, No. 15 Felix Auger-Aliassime of Canada, and No. 18 Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria.

US Open Chase Lounge Sign Up open for 2021

US Open - JP Morgan Chase Lounge
Free snacks, drinks, and A/C from the afternoon sun
2021 Free RSVP website is now available Online!
Enter the Customer service number: 800-493-3319

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More places to rest comfortably at the US Open

US Open Essentials

Reservations are now open (Aug 30 - Sept 8) a few are waitlisted for the moment.

The RSVP system fills up quickly with high demand but they will text you if a spot opens.

Take a break at the US Open: 
Enjoy A/C, drinks, and snacks while watching US Open Tennis from the Chase Lounge!

Deal Tips:
Reserve Chase Lounge Access for up to 4 sessions total for FREE.

Reservations can be "split up" at various times and dates offered during the tournament. We recommend choosing an afternoon session when it is a good time to escape and recharge for a while. Here's a Chase Lounge fan's review.

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Tennis Olympic Gold Medalists Shine at Tokyo 2020

Team TopCourt brings the drills, lessons, and interviews.

Watch both the Men's and Women's Olympic Champions from Tokyo 2020.

New videos are available every month!

Men's Singles Gold Medalist - Alexander Zverev (Germany)

Women's Singles Gold Medalist - Belinda Bencic (Switzerland)

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