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Have you never heard of Claire Fahey?

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September 10, 2019

Claire Fahey, A British World Champion By Katrina Allen. Have you never heard of Claire Fahey? Well, that’s probably because she’s at the top of the somewhat obscure game of Real Tennis, the predecessor of the sport that we see today at Wimbledon. Real tennis was invented in around the 12th century by French monks […]

Coco Gauff Wins Centre Court Thriller At Fifteen


July 5, 2019

Coco Gauff jumped for joy as her opponent lobbed long and she realised she had pulled off the impossible. The entire world jumped with her. This child star has the power to move so many people and incredibly she seems to be able to handle the pressure against adults. After the joy, a huge sigh. […]

Wimbledon Qualifying


July 1, 2019

Roehampton, Wimbledon Qualifying Qualifying proved to be a disappointment for the Brits, none of whom came through. Liam Broady lost in a close match to Frenchman Gregoire Barrere and Samantha Murray lost in another close one to Paula Badosa from Spain. Surprisingly, Sabine Lisicki, a previous Wimbledon finalist back in 2013 when she lost to […]

Federer and Murray Win Wimbledon Warm-Up Titles


June 25, 2019

The evergreen Roger Federer won his tenth Halle title and the extraordinary Andy Murray won the doubles at Queen’s. Wimbledon Warm-Up begins. Both legends are genuine contenders to lift silverware at Wimbledon, which starts in a week. It is all too perfect, isn’t it? The timing displayed by Federer and Murray has always been exquisite, […]

Novak Djokovic Returns To Number One And Breaks New Record

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October 31, 2018

So the journey is complete. Djokovic will return to world number one on Monday. For a man who has done so much so quickly, it is ironic that he is back on top partly due to what someone else hasn’t done. It was Rafael Nadal’s inability to compete in Paris on Wednesday due to an […]

Real Tennis, what exactly is it?


July 18, 2018

Real Tennis explained by former world No 1 Katrina Allen. Tennis as we know it today took off in the 1870s but it comes from the game known as “Real Tennis”, invented by French monks in the 12th century.  At one point, the game was the national sport in France and there were thousands of courts around the country. […]

Wimbledon Qualifying A Court-Side Special Review


June 29, 2018

Wimbledon Qualifying – Roehampton A Special Court-Side Review of Qualifying for Wimbledon, photos by Ms K Allen. British player, Dan Evans, had a career high ranking of 41 and seemed destined for great things. But the he was banned for 12 months for cocaine use in April 2017. Understandably, Wimbledon refused him a wild card this […]

Murray vs Krygios a special court-side review


June 20, 2018

Murray vs Krygios at The Queen’s Club Fever Tree Championships, Court-Side Review Tuesday 19 June. We are very excited to share a special court-side review of Murray’s latest match by Katrina Allen; Former world number 1 at Real Tennis and competitor at Junior Wimbledon and overseas tournaments. Ms Allen also provided us with the photo. Andy Murray […]

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