Grand Slam Don Baj
American John Donald Budge became the first tennis player who managed to win all the Grand Slam tournaments in one season. In the future, only a few athletes succeeded in the same achievement.
For the uninitiated word “Grand Slam” in relation to tennis they sound mysterious. But they are familiar to fans of the card game – the bridge and mean – “a powerful blow.” This expression came to tennis precisely from the cards, when the American journalist Alain Danzig in 1938 compared the first-ever victory of his compatriot Don Badge in the singles category with all the four most prestigious tournaments of the year with the “big helmet” of the bridge. A good comparison of the journalist was immediately picked up, and it quickly became standard. And the Wimbledon tournament and the open championships of the USA, France and Australia were Continue reading
1922 – the World Cup in Brussels ended. Huge headlines in newspapers: “There has never been anything like this before!” What happened? The sensational success of French tennis: five victories in the finals, five league titles won by representatives of one country!
In men’s singles, 21-year-old Henri Cochet defeated Spaniard Manuel de Gomar in five sets. Suzanne Lenglen literally tore the American Elizabeth Ryan – 6: 3, 6: 2. Caucher and Jean Borotra became the winners among male couples, Länglen and Raine among women, and, finally, Länglen and Caucher won the mixed title. Continue reading
Types of Tennis Player Temperament
Temperament determines emotional stability, motor activity, speed of mind, level of performance, speed of perception, speed of attention switching, ability to self-regulate.
helpTemperature is a genetically programmed form of behavior. We owe the separation of temperaments to the Greek physician Hippocrates (460-377 BC), who expressed the idea of the presence of four “life juices” in the human body: blood (Latin for sangvis), bile (Greek for chole), lymph (in Greek – phlegm) and black bile (in Greek – melaina chole). According to the theory of Hippocrates, various proportions (from the Latin word tamper – proportion) of these fluids determine the behavior of a person. Continue reading