Almanac Tennis (and life): Great Wall

A quirky tennis piece from Joey A. [Nice to have you back Joey – JTH]

Remembering J. Neville Turner

John Harms went to J Neville Turner’s funeral on Thursday, prompting a few memories and this tribute (which includes a description of Neville’s tennis serve).

Almanac Tennis – EDTA Div. 8 Boys’ Grand Final: ETKG v The Drive – Even more sweet

Aidan Hammond and his teammates have experienced that winning feeling, taking out a hard-fought Eastern Districts Tennis Association Grand Final; Aidan’s first after falling at the last hurdle in 2017

Almanac Tennis: On Court Confessions

Robbo is thinking about tennis and the nature of the game as he turns on the TV to watch the first week of the Australian Open. Here he cites the thoughts of (the late) David Foster Wallace.

Almanac Tennis – Eastern District Tennis Association Division 8 Boys, Round 1: East Torrens Kensington Gardens vs. Hectorville – Kickstarter

Young Aidan Hammond is a real all-rounder. Tennis season has started and he tells the story of the first round of fixtures.

If Nick Kyrgios was a horse?

The most frustrating racehorses have stacks of ability but turn their head and refuse to chase when the whips are cracking. Peter Baulderstone wonders how Tommy Smith or George Hanlon would have handled Nick Kyrgios.

Eastern Districts Tennis Association Grand Final: East Torrens Kensington Gardens v Athelstone – Why Me?

Aidan Hammond played in a Grand Final; here is the story.

Almanac Blind Tennis: Help locals to reach the inaugural Blind Tennis International Tournament – in Spain

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].

Rolling into Rod Laver Arena – #AusOpen Mens Quad Wheelchair Singles final

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.

Tennis and Eternity

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.”

Dear Mr. Federer,

Danni Eid never doubted Roger. She wants him to live forever – please!

Nadal v Federer – why we love an epic contest

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.

Ignorance can’t be ignored!

Jan Courtin comes down hard on a gaff in a presentation.

Anyone for Tennis?

A week at the tennis concluding with the tragedy in Bourke Street puts thing in perspective for the Robb family.

Boost and Unleash Talents with Positive Thinking

Yoshi sees similarities between Chazz Palminteri’s quote about wasted talent and his early days as a railway electrician, before he began chasing his dream of becoming a journalist. [Go for it Yoshi – Paddy]

Bold sporting predictions… for 2037

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.

Tennis anyone?

Worried about the lack of interest at his local tennis club, Joeya shares his opinions and predictions for the upcoming Australian Open.

Our obsession with the best (sometimes) means poor behaviour is tolerated

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.

Maria got lucky. Why two years wasn’t enough.

Hamish Neal on why two years may have not been enough for Maria Sharapova.

Cheater – Who Me?

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.