Pete Sampras - The Legend of Tennis
Multiple winner of Grand Slam tournaments, for several years was the first racket of the world. The future champion was born in Washington on August 12, 1971 in a Greek…

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Pete Sampras about Andre Agassi
He was the most difficult opponent for me in that great summer of 1995 and again showed himself to be such at the very end of his and my career…

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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…

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the sideline

Jacques Brunion

The fourth of the musketeers, the oldest of them, has always been the main support for his comrades. Modest, restrained, he in a single game could not reveal all that he was capable of. And this is a pity, because his varied and attractive game posed serious problems for an opponent of the highest class. Lacoste, for example, felt very uncomfortable, encountering the always unexpected blows of Bryunion, and Tilden had to give all his best to achieve victory. His hit on the right, very quick and very individual, was carried out by a short backswing, due to which the direction of the ball’s flight was carefully masked. Unexpectedly strong brush gave the ball a rebound effect. In particular, Brunion’s famous twisted candle, Continue reading

Suzanne Langlen – the pride of France

Susanne Lenglen (05/24/1899 – 07/04/1938) – an outstanding French tennis player, who left a bright mark in the history of sea tennis. She was a two-time Olympic champion in 1920, became the 35 times winner of the Grand Slam tournaments, 12 of them in singles.

The first acquaintance with tennis occurred at 10-year-old Suzanne in Nice, where her family moved to their own villa for the summer. Her father, a wealthy industrialist, being an entrepreneurial man, decided to make a champion of his daughter. Looking ahead, it should be said that he succeeded. He was a good coach, but a year later he gave Suzanne to train at the Nice Lawn Tennis Club in Nice, where he was secretary. He was very demanding of his daughter in everything related to tennis. For ten years, Monsieur Lenglen made her train hard and play for hours against the wall. Of course, many hours of working with the ball to death bothered Suzanne, but if Charles Langlen had not been so adamant, she would never have achieved such stability in the game, such confidence in the execution of shots. Continue reading

HIGH JUDGE

The umpire must:

Know thoroughly all aspects of tennis, the Rules, the Regulations of this tournament, the “Code of Conduct for the Player”, the refereeing procedures and the “Code of Tennis Judges”. The tower judge must fulfill his duties in accordance with established requirements.

Wear clothing similar to other judges on the tower (as directed by the head judge).

Before the match for which he is appointed, make sure that both, for technical means, and serviceability are available:

Manual stopwatch for time control:

warm-ups (usually 5 minutes);
between draws of points (20 sec.); Continue reading

FEED IN BIG TENNIS: PERFORMANCE TECHNIQUES
The most powerful and important hit in tennis. When a player manages to make an ace during the game, this surprisingly helps to boost morale. A tennis player cannot count…

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Bill Tilden: Triumph and Tragedy
William Tatem Tilden II (02.10.1893 - 07.07.1953) was born in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania, USA) in a wealthy family of immigrants from the United Kingdom. He was a painful child, his mother…

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TACTICS OF A SINGLE TENNIS GAME
Many well-known tennis players have achieved great success in tennis, mainly due to their strategy, which has been stubbornly improved for many years. They know how to use for their…

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Dwight Davis - Founder of the Davis Cup Tournament
Dwight Filley Davis was born July 5, 1879 in St. Louis (Missouri) in the family of a successful businessman, from the English family of aristocrats who arrived in the New…

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