Hi! My name is Lilly!


I'm excited to share some of my experiences from being on the pro tour and travelling around the world!

A little bit about myself... Tennis has been the only sport that I've ever watched on TV and enjoyed since I was a teenager!  Who knew that I was not only going to get to watch a lot of matches, but also sweat, stress, celebrate and enjoy them!

In 2004 one of my friends introduced me to an amazing guy, who happened to be a professional tennis player, Michael Russell.  We met during the Men's Clay Court Championships in Houston and we had instant chemistry.  We got married a couple of years later.

Michael retired from playing professionally at the 2015 US Open and he is now a professional tennis coach on the ATP World Tour.  Needless to say, I've been lucky to travel all around the world experiencing ATP tournaments and the four Grand Slams since I travel with him full time.

I love tennis as much as I love cute tennis stuff! At one of the tournaments I was at, there was this cute booth that sold so many of the things that I liked!  I wanted to buy it all!!  I was such a regular customer at the store, that I became friends with the owner, Jade.  As our friendship grew we were able to see one another in a lot of different cities and at tournaments.  Jade thought it would be fun for me to write this blog and share my tennis experiences as well as tips on restaurants, hotels, happy hours and tournaments!

Let's have some fun tennis friends!

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  • Lilly

    Thank you Barbara! I’m also looking forward to it! Will be happy to share ! :)
    And Yes! I love me some Cutetennisstuff.com!
    Feel free to submit suggestions! :)

  • Barbara

    I can’t wait to see all of your travels played out here for the rest of us to see. Cutetennisstuff.com has always been a booth to look for at tennis events, so glad to see you teaming up together to let us all get a peek into the tennis world we otherwise would not see.

  • Lilly Russell
    Lilly Russell

    Thank you Jenni! Hope you enjoy it as much as I do! 😊

  • Lilly Russell
    Lilly Russell

    Thank you Terry! Looking forward to sharing some good tips and fun stuff! Can’t wait to meet you this summer! 😊

  • Terry Lederer
    Terry Lederer

    How wonderful and exciting for tennis fans to travel with you via this blog! I hope to meet you at Citi Open in DC this summer! I’ll be spending a lot of time shopping at the Cute Tennis Stuff booth!

  • jenni

    Oh i love this!!! Can’t wait to travel around with you Lilly! How exciting for you and for cutetennisstuff.com

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