Every third Friday of December we celebrate the NATIONAL UNDERDOG
DAY. Why do we celebrate it you ask? Well, because people tend to
rally around those who are not favored to win, but expected to lose or
fail, and it’s been that way since the beginning of mankind.
Probably because we all feel a bit like underdogs, we simply love them
and root for them, and no...
#1 JEU DE PAUME
It is believed that tennis originated in the twelfth-century monastic
cloisters of northern France where it was known as “jeu de paume”
or “game of the palm”, since the ball was struck with the palm of
the hand. The rackets first came to use in the XVI century.
#2 I BEG YOUR PARDON?
The word “tennis” came into use in the...
Tennis world turns attention to Shanghai, as the 9th edition of
Shanghai Rolex Masters is about to kick off this weekend. Although,
quite a few important names are missing this year, it’s still going
to be an 8-day 99-match spectacle that represents the culmination of
the Asian Swing.
The only tournament played in Asia and eight out of nine ATP Would
The excitement rises are we’re just 2 days and 18 hours away from a
brand-new tournament with a format like never seen before!
The tournament is named and played in honor and legacy of Australian
tennis legend, ROD LAVER, widely regarded as the greatest tennis
player of the 20th century. He holds many all-time records, including
200 singles titles, winning all...
We are only one weekend away from the last Grand Slam of the year, as
the 2017 US Open tennis tournament is about to kick off on 28th
August. And precisely because it is the last major of the season, US
Open always represents the excitement climax both among the players
and tennis fans, but the story has a bit different connotation this
Namely, with the...
Fitness trackers and sport accessories have become quite popular in
recent years. Most of these are suitable for numerous different
sports, but specialized gadgets dedicated to specific sports are also
on the rise and people can’t seem to have enough of them.
Although there are many traditional tennis players out there, tennis
is no stranger to technology. It...
There has always been a battle for dominance between golf and tennis
in the White House, and sport that dominated in a certain period
depended on the Oval Office preferences. Sometimes tennis was a
recreational activity and sometimes means to fundraise. Not just
presidents, some First Ladies were also great tennis fans and have
used the sport to promote...
It’s that time of the year again – All England Lawn Tennis and
Croquet Club becomes alive again and the center of tennis world’s
attention. No tournament, including other Grand Slams, creates such an
atmosphere as Wimbledon. And there are numerous reasons why, including
the feeling of nobility in the air, attending the same event as The
Queen and the Royal...
Two days left to one of the most anticipated tennis tournaments of
the year – Roland Garros 2017, second of the Grand Slams this year
and world’s premier clay court event will begin on 28th May. Both
female and male singles tennis players will be competing for the Prize
Money of €1.2 million, while the runner ups will pocket €1
Although it is called “Tennis Elbow”, not only tennis players get
it. Actually, in 95% of the cases, tennis elbow is seen in people who
are not sportsmen at all, but their profession requires them to
overuse the hand extensor muscles (car mechanics, cooks, people who
work on the computer, gardeners, violinists, etc.). Of course, people
who play other...