The Australian Open has set Glen Natalier’s lively mind on a track of tennis players, mountains, Polish explorers, and rarely-used words. And that’s only if he can keep Serena Williams out of his mind. [amusing – Ed]
Hamish Neal serves up his thoughts on the Laver Cup
The angst of a youthful loss is not lost on Dips
A beauty from Glen Natalier; memories of tennis in the Lockyer Valley [One of the kids in the photograph c1948 is Cecil Logan, my (late) uncle. He was as big a character as Uncle Stan. Glen Natalier, is a former teaching colleague of mine – he grew up on the farm just up the road from my grandparents’ spud and watermelon farm. You haven’t played tennis until you’ve played on antbed – JTH]
Keep up to date with this weekend’s Alamanc Sporting Weekend Wrap
Almanac Tennis: Can we compare the tennis greats of today to the legends of yesterday? Two different views by Philip Mendes and Lucas Lewit-Mendes
Should you compare players across eras? Philip says no, Lucas says yes. Who is right?
As the 2016 Australian Open gathers steam, what is going on with our young Aussie tennis stars and why does tennis seem to excel at dummy spits?
Tribute to Lleyton Hewitt, as Ross Green recalls his own personal intersection with so many gritty Hewitt moments.[Ripper piece – Ed]
Crio sends us this timely link to a previous story on Tennis corruption
da mcdonell presents a unique sporting challenge for 2016.
Sports management guru da mcdonell can fix anything. Here he explains some of the project players he has on his books.
Sit back and make yourself comfortable. Peter Warrington has an idea to share. And he’s made a magnificent start, with an account of the cultural and sporting events of January 1933 as reported by the Sydney Morning Herald [A mighty effort – Ed].
Phil Smyth takes the “Big Week in Sport” to another level, with his team of the week. (A clever idea – Ed.)
Here’s the evidence that he’s been at Wimbledon…but will he make it to Cardiff?
Crio reckons he’s got the answer for the unseemly squabbles within Tennis Australia.
Nick Krygios: dicuss.
The $1-nothing winner and the long shot sit side by side in Grand Slam tennis.
And the long-shot potential quarter finalist can also offer some value.
John Harms explains. [He reckons he’s found the value – your thoughts? Ed]
Sean Mortell and his Eltham Junior Tennis Club battle Melbourne’s autumn chills and flu to stay on top of the competition ladder.
Sean Mortell overcomes both numbing cold and talented opponents with some of his best play of the season to keep Eltham in the tennis match against Eaglemont.