How tennis rackets have evolved

Nowadays, rackets are often seen as disposable tools: they're replaced multiple times during matches and are flung round, snapped and smashed by frustrated players. But it wasn't always this way. If, for example, you tried to smash a…

What are the best films about tennis?

As two big-budget tennis blockbusters hit the cinema (Battle of the Sexes and Borg vs McEnroe), we've put together a list of the four best tennis films to grace the silver screen so far – in no particular order. “But why only four? Surely…

The Tennis Talent Rafael Nadal quiz

The undisputed “King of Clay” Rafael Nadal picked up his sixteenth Grand Slam trophy by winning the US Open yesterday. What better time to test yourself with a Tennis Talent quiz covering the the highlights of his career?

Why do tennis players take drugs?

Last month, the world of athletics was rocked by a truly extraordinary sound: as the name “Justin Gatlin” was announced on the loud speaker following the 100-metre final at the World Championships in London, a large proportion of the crowd…

The Tennis Talent US Open quiz

Blimey, 2017 is going quickly. In a couple of weeks, the fourth and final Grand Slam will be kicking off across the Pond – without the likes of Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic and Stan Wawrinka. To celebrate the hard court tournament, we've…

Tip of the day: Maintaining focus

Picture the scene: you started the match very well, but your game has suddenly started to crumble. You’re making silly mistakes and are becoming increasingly frustrated. You enter a vicious circle of errors followed by muttered swearwords,…

Johanna Konta up to World No.4

Wimbledon hero and British No.1 Johanna Konta has become the fourth British woman to break into the world's top five players. The feat places Konta on a par with the likes of Virginia Wade, Sue Barker and Jo Durie – and will be a welcome…

Konta and Murray through to quarter-finals

Johanna Konta has made history by becoming the first British woman to reach the final eight of Wimbledon since 1984 (a year of miners' strikes, Prince Harry, Band Aid and Starlight Express, in case you've forgotten). To break the record,…