Gigi Fernandez & The Lost Art Of Doubles
Published November 22, 2011 12:00
WASHINGTON, DC, USA - There aren't many people who know the game of doubles better than Gigi Fernandez, and now the former WTA star will make herself available to tennis clubs across the US in "Master Doubles With Gigi".
Produced by Net Results Marketing and Gigi Fernandez, the new program will help amateur tennis players master the lost art of doubles with the unique perspective of International Tennis Hall of Fame Inductee Fernandez, who is now available to spend a full or half day at tennis clubs across the United States.
A half-day session kicks off with the opportunity to meet, greet and take a photo with Fernandez, followed by a two hour adult clinic. The clinics will focus on doubles, including volley and overhead technique and doubles serve and return strategies. Fernandez will then share stories about life on the WTA and answer questions while everyone in the group relaxes over a bite to eat.
A full day session includes all components of the half-day session as well as the opportunity for junior members of the club to meet and learn from one of the greatest players of all time. After lunch, Fernandez will spend time getting to know and taking pictures with the players followed by a junior clinic, which will also focus on the art of doubles and the all-court game. The day wraps up with Fernandez giving a motivational speech followed by a Q&A session.
Fernandez is one of the greatest doubles players of all time on the WTA, amassing 17 Grand Slam titles (fourth all time behind Martina Navratilova, Pam Shriver and Fernandez's long-time partner Natasha Zvereva) and spending 80 weeks as the No.1-ranked doubles player in the world. She also won two Olympic gold medals in doubles. Her success didn't just come on the doubles court though - she was also a Top 20 singles player, her shining moments being one Wimbledon semifinal and two US Open quarterfinals.
"Tennis really is the sport of a lifetime but doubles strategy and technique seems to be the lost art," Fernandez said. "To be a successful doubles player you need teamwork, communication, timing and sportsmanship skills.
"Tennis has brought so much to my life and that's why I am so happy to bring the art of doubles play to adults and children across the US."
For more details please contact Jeremy Steindecker of Net Results Marketing at +18.104.22.16810 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Most Grand Slam Doubles Titles - Open Era (10 & More)
31: Martina Navratilova
21: Pam Shriver
18: Natasha Zvereva
17: Gigi Fernandez
12: Jana Novotna, Venus Williams, Serena Williams
10: Virginia Ruano Pascual
Most Weeks At No.1 In Doubles (50 & More)
237: Martina Navratilova
163: Cara Black
158: Liezel Huber
124: Natasha Zvereva
117: Lisa Raymond
111: Arantxa Sánchez-Vicario
87: Paola Suárez
80: Gigi Fernandez
68: Helena Sukova
67: Jana Novotna
65: Virginia Ruano Pascual
61: Samantha Stosur
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