It is June 2019, and it is fifty years since the Stonewall Inn riots took place in the Greenwich Village near Manhattan, United States. As a tennis player, I wanted to leave some words to reflect on coming out and talking about being gay. In 2018, Novak Djokovic said, “it is everybody’s right to have sexual orientation as they desire, any kind of direction in life they desire. I respect that”. Continue reading “List of LGBT Tennis Players” »
An 11 Adidas shoe size is a 10.5 Nike?
Let’s say you’re looking to buy a new pair of tennis shoes, you’re about to head to the shop or searching online, and want to make sure they will fit your size perfectly. I had a couple of emails talking about the trouble of sending things back to the retailer because the shoes didn’t fit. Continue reading “How different are Adidas vs Nike shoe sizes?” »
Most of us, squash players, give some reasonable attention to the selection of a new racquet and sometimes forget that it’s the strings that will be the engine that will propel the ball deeper and faster in the court. A good string is responsible for much of the work in the game if we take into consideration power, control and performance on each move.
If you’re considering changing tennis racquets or you’re just about to choose a new racquet, it’s very important that you choose the right grip size.
The tennis racquet grip size is the measurement of the thickness, perimeter, outline or circumference of the handle which is usually measured 2½” above the butt cap. Grip sizes in the United States usually range from 4” (101.6 mm) to 4¾” (123 mm). In Europe, tennis racquet grip size is typically rated from 0 to 5. Continue reading “How to Find Your Tennis Racquet Grip Size” »
Like any sport, squash has specific names for equipment, strokes, and scoring. Whether you’re starting to play, or just thinking about starting, you’ll want to be familiar with them so you can communicate with your partners and opponents. Continue reading “An Introduction to Squash Terminology” »
If tennis is one of your passions and you are serious about the game then hiring a tennis coach is a must. Although it costs money the benefits of having a tennis coach far exceed the cost of hiring one. A tennis coach can do much more than just teach you a few tricks. If you are unsure about hiring a tennis coach these benefits might change your mind. Continue reading “10 Reasons To Hire A Tennis Coach” »
One of the hottest tickets in town this summer has to be a seat on centre court. So to increase your chances of being invited into the royal box, here are your Wimbledon aces, lets and double faults.
Tennis is an enjoyable pastime, but without the right resources, it can become expensive or ineffective over time. That’s why we have scoured the face of London to look for reputable tennis schools so you can enjoy the sport with your friends and family.
Squash, an exciting game played with two to four players, a hollow ball, and rackets, is a fun way to stay in shape. If you are new to the sport, consider incorporating some of the tips mentioned below to improve your squash skills.