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WWII: The Bombing of Wimbledon’s Centre Court

Every aspect of life in Britain was impacted by World War 2. Between 1939 and 1945, the Allies fought in the devastating conflict, which involved 61 countries and caused the

Norman Brookes: The First Tennis Player to be Knighted

The first tennis player to be awarded a Knighthood was Norman Brookes – who started out playing Australian rules football until he discovered his true vocation. Always impeccably turned out

The Tennis Racket: A Brief History

Tennis is the sixth most popular sport in the world, with 60 million people playing regularly, according to research. Prior to the Covid-19 lockdown in March, the number of players
When was Tennis Invented?

When was Tennis Invented?

There has been much debate over the years about when tennis was invented and who originally came up with the idea. Although there isn’t one individual who can be credited
Battle of the Brits: A Socially Distanced Grand Slam

Battle of the Brits: A Socially Distanced Grand Slam

Tennis player Jamie Murray is organising a Battle of the Brits socially distanced tournament – featuring his brother Andy among his team of aces. The special Grand Slam tennis championship
Tennis Court Maintenance: The Dos and Don'ts

Tennis Court Maintenance: The Dos and Don’ts

This is the time of year when essential tennis court maintenance needs to be carried out, in preparation for the summer. Normally, the tennis season would be in full swing