In tennis, there are trends, and there is unpredictability. The fact that so many countries are represented in the game suggests that there will always be shocks and surprises. But when trends do take a foothold, particularly in the junior game, there is reason to take note.
Mingge Xu A compelling week of competitive tennis at the LTA Under 18 National Junior Championships concluded on Friday with victory for Solihul’s Luca Pow and Mingge (Mimi) Xu, from Bridgend, south Wales. I have been playing well and I’m so happy to come through to win. The first set was a good level from… Continue reading Young Brits on the Move
Michael Kouame slaps Raphael Nii Ankrah after his loss If you thought that the on court behaviour by two of tennis’ marquee names earlier this month was about as bad as it gets, then you’re in for a shock. I would like to publicly apologize to Raphael. I was wrong and completely out of line.… Continue reading You Cannot Be Serious
Who reading this, even those who may not have affection for or affiliation with the game of tennis, could have failed to be mesmerised by the recent Raducanu journey, which concluded with her becoming the first ever qualifier to win one of the game’s primary sporting events, a Grand Slam, at the weekend? It’s not… Continue reading And So It Begins
Naomi Osaka's media stand has opened up a much wider can of worms for the game to deal with...
If there is anything favourable to have come out of the Covid pandemic, it is surely people’s willingness to talk about their mental health challenges. Professional sports men and women are not exempt.
You might think, understandably, that sporting success, in any of its many and varied guises, would be an unattainable goal it you were living in Namibia, a country of just 2.6 million people. And you would probably be right.
Alastair McIver meets Crystal Palace’s longest serving current player