Tennis Musketeers
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…

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CANDLE AND WAYS OF ITS APPLICATION
A candle in tennis is called a high ball sent over the net. Usually this method is used in defensive actions against a tennis player coming out close to the…

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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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the tension

René Lacoste

Rene was born in Paris on July 2, 1904 in the family of the industrialist Jean Lacoste, the owner of a network of factories producing cars “Spanish-Suiza” (La Нispano-Suiza Automobiles). Being not quite a healthy child – he was pestering chronic bronchitis, Rene became interested in tennis.
One day, in 1910, they invited the French journalist Pierre Albarran, a major tennis authority, to the Club de sport, located on Saussure Street in Paris, and showed a thin, pale boy. He held the racket in the middle of the handle, ran around the court like a hare, and hit the balls with the accuracy of a metronome. The guy made an impression on the “examination committee.” Albarran recalls that everyone was of the same opinion: this young man had a good future, but no one had the idea that at 21, Lacoste would be the first racket of the world.

What an amazing path he has come! What will and perseverance this young man showed in exhausting training, to whom his father recommended leaving the sport at the age of fifteen, believing that his son is completely lacking in abilities! At twenty, Lacoste became a real athlete, able to train for three hours in the morning, and fight for another three hours in the afternoon (at that time it was unusual), reminding with his game a perfectly adjusted, non-interruption mechanism. Continue reading

Warm up

An important component of the training process in any sport, and tennis is no exception. The main goal of the warm-up is to prepare the tennis player for training or competition in the best condition, warming up the muscles and reducing injuries. Many players underestimate the importance of warming up, neglecting it, which often leads to injury. The joints are particularly susceptible to the load on the court, so close attention should be paid to their heating.

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HOPMAN CUP AND WTA FINAL TOURNAMENT

The Hopman Cup can be called unique and even paradoxical, combining the features of some world tournaments and at the same time unlike any of them. But first things first…

Unusual start
The tournament is on the first line in the calendar of famous tennis players and fans. Why only famous? Because the organizers (until 2002 – director Paul McNami, since 2002 – the International Tennis Association, and since 2012 – the Australian Tennis Association) decide for themselves whom to invite to the competition, and there are only 8 vacant places. Continue reading

Competition systems: "Swiss system"
Competition Algorithm It is desirable that an even number of players participate in the competition, but an odd number is also allowed. All participants are divided into two equal groups either…

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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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Some terms
Hybrid Strings. A combination of any two types of strings or penetration depths. The most common combination of the so-called wire on the longitudinal (babolat pro hurricane tour, luxilon) and…

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COVERING FOR TENNIS COURTS
One of the most important factors that have a significant impact on the game of tennis players can be considered the gaming characteristics of the tennis court where the match…

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