The New Miami Open:

John Yandell

The main stadium at night - like a gigantic orange sailing ship.

So from a distance, driving in from the airport, the Hard Rock Stadium looks like a gigantic orange four-masted sailing ship. And it looked great from the balcony of my hotel room the night I arrived as well.

And the whole facility looked amazing the next morning when I got on site. It's at the Hard Rock stadium, home of the Miami Dolphins. The amount of work involved to create the tennis facility there must have been phenomenal.

In the main stadium basically they used one sideline of the Dolphins football seats and then built a gigantic U around the other three sides. The football field is under there somewhere.

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John Yandell is widely acknowledged as one of the leading videographers and students of the modern game of professional tennis. His high speed filming for Advanced Tennis and Tennisplayer have provided new visual resources that have changed the way the game is studied and understood by both players and coaches. He has done personal video analysis for hundreds of high level competitive players, including Justine Henin-Hardenne, Taylor Dent and John McEnroe, among others.

In addition to his role as Editor of Tennisplayer he is the author of the critically acclaimed book Visual Tennis. The John Yandell Tennis School is located in San Francisco, California.

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