Years After Oscar-Winning Tennis Role, Will Smith Takes First Lesson

Will Smith famously (or infamously) won an Academy Award for playing Richard Williams, the father of tennis superstars Venus and Serena Williams, in the hit movie King Richard. But despite telling a compelling story from the tennis world, Smith never had to pick up a racket and take any lessons before stepping into the role. … Read more

Who Will Win the 2023 US Open?

This week, the US Open returns to Flushing Meadows for its 142nd edition, and it’s set to be one of the most intriguing tournaments in years. Novak Djokovic returns to the hardcourts of Queens for the first time since 2021, after missing last year’s tournament because he was (and remains) unvaccinated against COVID-19.  He and … Read more

The Best Tennis Racquets of 2023

The tennis season is in full swing (pun intended): When the weather warms, I’m always itching to get on the court. And while tennis sometimes feels like a stuffy sport, it’s actually surprisingly easy (and relatively inexpensive) to get started. A tennis racquet is priority number one, and likely the most expensive part of the … Read more

Best Pickleball Gear to Get Into the Game

The craziest thing about pickleball? It’s not that it’s the fastest growing sport in America—with almost 5 million people now playing, two professional annual tournaments, and an emerging breed of pickleball resorts. The craziest thing about pickleball is that we’re all just now discovering this sport, which has been around since the 1960s, when a … Read more