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How to make a tennis ball: a video by Benedict Redgrove

The graphic designer created a video for Wilson showing the 24 different processes that go into making a tennis ball. Guess how many balls are used at Wimbledon every year. According to Wimbledon Debenture Holders, it’s over 54,000. That’s one ball for every seat in Nou Mestalla in Valencia with a few left over. But […]

Black Spin Global

Black Spin Global celebrates black excellence in pro tennis

Pro tennis is a multifaceted sport and outlets like Black Spin Global show it to us in colour. Wimbledon starts tomorrow but it needn’t be “all white”. Eugene Allen is the founder and chief editor of Pitching It Black, a media company “focused on highlighting black soccer players and coaches in Europe”. In 2018, he […]

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Roland Garros + why it’s my favourite slam

It’s not to everyone’s tastes but Roland Garros usurps my fave’s favourite slam. The red clay of Paris isn’t loved by as many as the green grass of Wimbledon and the hard courts of New York and Melbourne. But it holds a special place in my heart. It’s the place where only two male players […]

The women's draw at the French Open is wide open this year

The women’s draw at the Roland Garros is wide open this year

It’s not Serena vs. The Rest of the WTA at Roland Garros. At least not by numbers. Everyone on the WTA has a little extra in the tank when they play Serena Williams but they might want to conserve their energy for the rest of the field. Jeff Sackman for Heavy Topspin did a forecast […]

A Stranger to Kindness by Sean Davis

Break The Love – the mobile tennis club without the hassle

I wouldn’t say it’s like Tinder for tennis but there’s plenty of love to go around… Yes, that pun was an unforced error on my part but let’s move on. When I used to have a gym membership, I tried my hand at some paid lessons. I got about 5 before I had to stop […]

Bianca Andreescu

Who is Bianca Andreescu?

The Canadian tennis player made waves when she reached the Auckland Open final, beating the likes of Venus and Wozniacki along the way. Now she’s making her way through the Australian Open. Canadian tennis can add another starlet to its arsenal. Most of the talk has been focussed on the men’s side; Raonic, and recently […]

Serena Williams at the French Open

The Numbers Game: Serena Williams

Serena Williams is the GOAT for a reason. Here are some of the numbers behind it. On my personal blog, I wrote a similar post for Roger Federer (my fave if you hadn’t already noticed). But while he’s my pick for the male GOAT, he’s not The GOAT. That accolade lies at the feet of […]

Rafael Nadal - The God of Clay

Rafael Nadal – The God of Clay

As a Roger Federer fan, it was customary to dislike Nadal or at least see him as a bitter rival over the years. But my heart has warmed to him as both players have gotten older. Not many expected Nadal’s dominance on clay to continue after two consecutive years without winning, in 2015 and 2016 […]