The Parade College Writing Workshop – Dhir Choksi: 2017 Australian Open Final

Parade College Grade 9 student Dhir Choksi details the remarkable return to form that saw Roger Federer, In a crazy turnaround at such an old age, clinch the 2017 Australian Open.

Almanac Tennis – It’s just too hot!

So how can we help turn off the sweat tap on Rafa’s nose and chin? Dave H discusses providing more comfortable playing conditions for tennis players during major tournaments.

The Numbers Game (Part 2)

The musings of Matt Zurbo on the how teams entangle with communities in the smaller towns of Australia.

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 Golf – Golf Capital: Li breaks Rory, Ricky Barnes versus tennis

A collection of golf news from Hamish Neal after a week which saw a Monday win in La Jolla for Jason Day, Rory McIlroy fade in Dubai and Brittany Lincicome win in the Bahamas.

AO and AFLW: Creature Comforts

Anne Cahill Lambert has loved the tennis and is looking forward to spending a small fortune travelling around Australia to follow her beloved Crows. But she is not impressed with aspects of the scheduling. Midnight starts to tennis matches. Heat-of-the-afternoon starts to footy matches – at exposed venues. Some respect for the paying public please.

Almanac Tennis (and life): Great Wall

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

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.

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.

Tennis anyone?

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

Almanac Olympics: Gold Medal Recriminations

Robbo wants to see a greater focus on grass roots participation for Olympic campaigns and change the Golf and Tennis classification while you are at it.

Tennis Whispers

Evocative summer words and image from Kate Birrell.

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?

Heroes, Villains and Dummy Spits

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?

Little Local Larrikins Part Four: New-Found Form in a Tight Finish

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.

Little Local Larrikins Part Three: Dodgy Disputes and Sour Shots

Back on the home court, Sean Mortell and his teammates declare ‘shenanigans’ on some dodgy tactics employed by an ECCA opponent. Stir the beast at your peril!

Little Local Larrikins – Part Two: The Long Awaited Conversation

On what turns out to be a blisteringly hot Saturday, Sean Mortell and his Eltham Tennis Club teammates clash with St John’s Catholic on the hallowed en-tout-cas of Banyule. Leading 5-4 in the deciding set, it’s up to Sean to serve for the match and a win for Eltham.

Little Local Larrikins – Part One: Meeting the Scot and the Beard

Another season of competition tennis gets under way for Sean Mortell on the hallowed en tout cas courts of Grace Valley Tennis Club in the first instalment of Little Local Larrikins.

Tennis as a Game of Beauty and Well-Being

Philip Mendes recalls falling love with tennis after his grandmother passed her trusty wooden-framed racquet on to wide-eyed eight year old boy. From the streets of Caulfield to centre court at Kooyong, Tennis has been a life-long love affair for Philip.

What Made Yoshi Play Tennis and the Story of His Playing Days

It’s love-all on the tennis court of our hearts. Why do men do anything? For love, that’s what. A sucker for the ladies in tennis gear, Yoshi picked up a racquet and found a different kind of love.