Tennis Europe has announced a three-year partnership with The Hague-based global tennis recruitment platform OrangeCoach. The collaboration is aimed at developing career opportunities for Europe's tennis coaching community.
Oh my – it’s FINALLY here. Did you see that blur? That was me, whizzing to the head of the Pimm’s queue, asking sweetly for not too much ice, surreptitiously pocketing a sachet of sugar to sweeten the strawberries and cream.
The issue of coaches transmitting instructions to their players came into sharp focus as Wimbledon 2015 was posed to get under way with top seed and defending champion Novak Djokovic insisting he is not guilty to accusations of cheating.
By the time Roy Emerson had won the Swiss Open title at Gstaad five times in the sixties and returned to lose in the final to Ilie Natsase in 1973, he was falling in the love with the place. For a country boy from the flat Out Back of Queensland, the soaring Alps encased in their mountain greenery which were so visible from his room at the imposing Palace Hotel offered a spellbindingly different view during the summer months.
I saw Baryshnikov a few decades back, the light landing of his shoes upon the boards, the way his fourth finger always pointed down such that his entire being intimated relaxation, the position of his head always held straight - as though balancing a glass of water upon it, - the inhuman amount of time he spent in the mid-jump air, as if he and gravity had an agreement.
This being the hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the publication of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, we can't help but think about curious legal cases. Which led us to think of a truly wild possible case: The WTA suing Wimbledon to force it to apply the seeding formula to the women as well as the men.
Thankfully for the sake of balanced draws there is no repeat of a Novak Djokovic-Rafael Nadal quarter of the bracket that we saw at the French Open. In Paris, the world No. 1 had to face Nadal in the quarters and Murray in the semis.