What T-birds Can Learn from the Australian Open

By Mary Richardson, Editor-in-Chief The Australian Open last week was both wild and routine. For some athletes, this tournament was a time to hit the re-set button and for others it was a call to enter the rebuilding years. Tense matches gave way to slam dunks, and expected performers had the rug pulled out from […]

The Battlefield Down Under

By Lara Cornelius, Staff Writer Sweat drips down onto the baseline of the hard court surface as the sweltering sun beats on the backs of the sport’s greatest and most popular players. Thousands of fans sit in complete silence as the ball is thrown into the air for a serve, eclipsing the Australian sun. The […]

Thunderbird Club Tennis First Tourney

Last Sunday, Thunderbird Club Tennis hosted its first tournament, open to all Thunderbird students wishing to participate. The club, started by Calvin Burns in the fall trimester, has been great fun for its members each Sunday throughout the year. In total, eight men and three women signed up to play (the tournament was separated by […]

Thunderbird Alumna launches revolutionary tennis racket design

By Manuela Emmrich ’11 In the last fifty years the world has seen unparalleled innovation in just about every way imaginable, including the world of sports. However, there is one major sport that has seen very little of this mainstream progression. Tennis. More specifically the tennis racket. After 140 years in existence, the tennis racket […]

Tennis pro starts new path with Thunderbird MBA

By Daryl James Pressure-packed business trips took Story Tweedie-Yates ’13 to five continents in six years, yet she came to Thunderbird with no corporate experience in 2011. As a touring professional in the Women’s Tennis Association, the U.S. player gained a different type of experience. “Tennis allowed me to develop the ability to cope with stress,” said […]