Australians have been invited to compete at the inaugural Blind Tennis International Tournament, to be held in Spain, this May. A disability allowance only stretches so far – let’s get behind these everyday champs. [Link to a donations page appears in the article].
Almanac Blind Tennis: Help locals to reach the inaugural Blind Tennis International Tournament – in Spain
Anyone for tennis? Wheelchair tennis that is! Joseph Ryan relives his first encounter of wheelchair tennis as Dylan Alcott takes out the Australian Open Quad Wheelchair Final at Rod Laver Arena.
Under the glorious elms at Yarrawonga, Dips ponders the essentials of life; generational change and mortality, tennis, music, and realising, as Shakespeare wrote, that “life is but a walking shadow.”
Danni Eid never doubted Roger. She wants him to live forever – please!
Having given the game of tennis away after the indiscretions of Kyrgios and Tomic, Craig Dodson finds joy in an epic on Rod Laver between Federer and Nadal.
Jan Courtin comes down hard on a gaff in a presentation.
A week at the tennis concluding with the tragedy in Bourke Street puts thing in perspective for the Robb family.
Twenty years have passed, and the world of sport has undergone a semi-revolution. Luckily, Hamish Neal is here to guide us through 2037’s sporting landscape.
Worried about the lack of interest at his local tennis club, Joeya shares his opinions and predictions for the upcoming Australian Open.
dam asks; Should ultimate sports success excuse poor behaviour, If you were to shun a sports person for conduct and attitude in 2017, who would it be? A few other gems worth considering.
Hamish Neal on why two years may have not been enough for Maria Sharapova.
Cheating. What is it and how do we police it? Robbo takes through a few of the issues and highlights the differences between some sports. This is a topic worthy of much discussion.
All the Sporting results that matter.
All the weekend scores and results you may have missed
Evocative summer words and image from Kate Birrell.
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]