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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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).…

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Gabriera Sabatini - beauty, champion, successful business woman
The famous Argentine tennis player and business woman, Gabriela Beatriz Sabatini (Gabriela Beatriz Sabatini) was born May 16, 1970 in Buenos Aires. Her 5-year-old brother Osvaldo Anibal was engaged in…

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Little-known episodes from the joint life of Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf

“When I play, the presence of children on the platform is not so important for me, but Stefania should be! This is my advantage over rivals.
She perfectly understands everything that I do on the court. And, most importantly, after the match, he knows why I did something, but something doesn’t, why I’m disappointed or inspired ”

The year 1999 for Andre Agassi became crucial in his career and personal life.

Upon his return from Melbourne in late January, shocking news awaited the tennis player. His wife Brooke Shields said: “I am unhappy. We are unhappy. And I do not know if we can be happy if we stay together.” 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

Tennis: The Most Important Thing You Need to Know
There are two basic things you need to know about tennis rules. Firstly, it can be played by two opponents or two teams, each of which consists of two people…

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John McEnroe: from the autobiographical book "Seriously"
Until this very day, I often have the feeling that my name is written right on my forehead. It is difficult to walk along the street, wherever it is, without…

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Rod Laver
Rod Laver, nicknamed "Rocket" was named the greatest tennis player of the twentieth century, and for good reason. He is the only player (among men and women) in the history…

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