Tennis Video is Inspirational for Female Athletes in Every Sport


Welcome back to school! If you’re looking for some inspiration, I’ve just found an incredible tennis video, produced by the New York Times Magazine. With the U.S. Open tennis championships just over, it’s very timely.

Called “The Beauty of the Power Game, ” the video shows some of the world’s top female tennis players hitting the ball, close up, with special effects, in slow motion and with music in the background.  It’s a wonderful illustration of the power, strength and beauty of female athletes.

Segments include: the incredible flexibility and recovery abilities of Kim Clijsters; the tremendous power generated by the backhand of Serena Williams; the ballet-like movement of a spin-around groundstroke produced by Elena Dementieva; and the rippling quadriceps of Samantha Stosur as she absorbs the shock of ground contact during a forehand. Victoria Azarenka’s segement showing the ball exploding off her racquet is especially notable.

If you’ve ever had doubts about the strength and power of female athletes, be sure to watch this video. These women are strong, and athletic, and beautiful. It’s inspirational for female athletes and coaches in any sport.

And be sure to see the companion slide show: “Women Who Hit Hard.”


Dick Moss, Editor,

To check out the PE website, Click Here!
To subscribe to the free Fun Stuff for PE Newsletter, Click Here!

[tags]tennis video,tennis slow-motion,Kim Clijsters,Serena Williams,Elena Dementieva,Samantha Stosur,Victoria Azarenka [/tags]

Related Posts

Frequency of Physical Education Affects Adult Obesity Levels

( I don’t normally do this, but here’s an article directly from the pages of the PE website). “As public health officials wring their hands about…

My Top-3 Reasons Why the NCAA Tournament is Better Than the NBA Playoffs

The NCAA basketball championship concludes tonight, and with it, one of the most enjoyable spectacles in sport. To me,  this three-weekend playoff is much more exciting than…

Half-Time Twittering

Technology is bound to affect sports in ways we could never imagine. An example happened last week in the NBA. It was the convergence of wireless computer…

Romanians Have Physical Education Problems Too

In the early mornings, my clock radio kicks off the day with “Radio Romania” as part of the Canadian Broadcast Company’s morning programming (depending on how long…

Physical Education Training Produces Better Academic Teachers

One thing about physical educators is that they realize the value of making lessons fun. They also realize that an active child is a child better able…

Food Container Rant

This is the tale of an invention rendered ineffective because of corporate greed.  Strictly speaking, it’s not a physical education issue, but it does affect any teacher…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *