CHIEF JUDGE (REFEREE)
The chief referee is jointly responsible for conducting the entire competition as a whole in accordance with the regulatory documents of the competition. The functions of the head judge include:…

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FORHEND IN TENNIS
The right kick is the main weapon of most tennis players. It is customary to distinguish between modern and classic types of forehand. Many beginning coaches and tennis players, paying…

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HISTORY OF BIG TENNIS
The first mention of a game with a ball and rackets dates from the second half of the 19th century. Unfortunately, there is no exact information about who invented this…

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training methodology

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 – in the climax of the evening quarter-finals of the 2001 Open Championship. This match was the crown of our rivalry, and for me – our greatest, most stubborn battle.

My rivalry with Andre is described in great detail and comprehensively. At heart, I knew that it was he who prompted me to demonstrate my best qualities. Andre survived the ups and downs – this explains why we did not meet more often, especially in the finals of major tournaments. But of all my rivals, he was the standard of the highest standard. No one except him could play at that pace throughout the match, Continue reading

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 for this reason, did not begin to send him to school, he taught at home. In addition to tennis, Bill (a diminutive of William) from childhood was fond of poetry, theater and music and later spent most of his income on these hobbies.

Tilden first picked up a tennis racket in 1899, when at the age of six he was relaxing with his parents in a mountain resort in Catskill (New York, USA). Returning to Philadelphia, he signed up for the Cricket Germantown club, of which his 8-year-old brother Herbert was a member (approx. Author – Herbert Marmaduk Tilden in 1907, 1910, 1911 became the finalist of the US National mixed doubles championship). Continue reading

Some recommendations for novice judges

Appointment of a umpire referee (inspector umpire) for each particular match.
There are several circumstances to consider:
1. Qualification of a judge. With the same qualifications, the judge is selected for a specific pair of players – their characters, relationships, etc. are taken into account.
2. The absence of conflict situations that previously arose between the judge and one of the participants in the match.

3. Place of residence. It is advisable that the judge of the tournament finals be from the same country (city) in Continue reading

HISTORY OF BIG TENNIS
The first mention of a game with a ball and rackets dates from the second half of the 19th century. Unfortunately, there is no exact information about who invented this…

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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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Chris Evert - a symbol of the era
A tennis bracelet is a classic piece of jewelry. Usually they are made of white gold or platinum and encrusted with even, identical diamonds. The bracelet fits tightly on the…

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