Dropshots: Oct. 27, 2012

Assorted tennis items/stories you might have missed: Tennis sometimes gets a bad rap as a country club sport – a sport reserved for the wealthy – despite it actually being one of the less expensive sports to pick up. And now it seems we can finally put that old bromide to rest. Really, how many […]

Venus Back on Top

mirsasha / Foter / CC BY-NC-ND Well, sort of. Venus Williams won her 44th WTA title just a few days ago in Luxembourg – a mere 32 months after winning her 43rd title. Marija at Women’s Tennis Blog relates the details of the match and how important and impressive the comeback has been for Venus […]

Free Tennis Coaching for Kids – in the UK

Tennis for Free

I just stumbled upon this site┬áthat proposes to offer free tennis instruction for children and families throughout the UK. Now that’s what I call a really cool idea. And if I were a betting man I’d bet this is program is at least as responsible for the sudden popularity of tennis among young people in […]

The Ball is in The Guardian’s Court

Carine06 / Foter An interesting article in The Guardian claims that British girls are suddenly clamoring to tennis thanks to the inspiring efforts of a couple of professional British tennis women. According to the article, participation in tennis among UK teenage girls has increased 17% this year. And the author attributes this astounding growth rate […]