Thirty30 tennis – Changing the game

Tweet Want to get more youngsters on the tennis court? Introduce Thirty30 tennis, a new concept invented by tennis enthusiast, Mark Milne. Thirty30 is a format designed to speed up tennis matches. With the current scoring system, matches can drag on for hours and Milne believes change is needed. Thirty30 is the tennis equivalent of cricket’s Twenty20 which has grown in popularity in recent years due to its fast paced nature. Thirty30 would mean that instead of games starting at 0-0, every game would begin at 30-30 hence the name…

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Can boxing help tackle antisocial behaviour?

Tweet It is no secret that street violence has caused havoc in Great Britain in recent years. Knife crime reached a high in 2019, as there were over 44,000 offences from June 2018 to June 2019, and children as young as 10 have been caught carrying knives. But, can boxing clubs help get kids off the streets? Chad Williams is a qualified boxing coach at Phoenix Boxing Club in Eastbourne, and he spoke to me about what the club offers and how boxing can help tackle antisocial behaviour: Main image…

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Why Serena Williams is greater than Steffi Graf?

Serena Williams 2018

Tweet Serena Williams is the greatest female tennis player of all time. Greater than Steffi Graf. This is not just down to the fact that Williams has more grand slams to her name, there are other factors which justify my case. Let’s take a look at their careers. Without doubt, Graf was the most dominant player of her generation. She captured more grand slams than anyone else winning 22 of the 56 grand slam tournaments she competed in. Likewise, Williams has been the stand out player of her time. She…

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Novak Djokovic advances to second round of the Australian Open

Tweet Novak Djokovic got his Australian Open title defence off to a solid start as he defeated Jan-Lennard Struff 7-6, 6-2, 2-6, 6-1 under the lights in Melbourne. This was the first time Djokovic had lost a set in the opening round of the Australian Open since 2006. Djokovic is the heavy favourite to win the Australian Open, and victory in Melbourne would grant the world number two his 17th grand slam. He would therefore bridge the gap between his top rivals Rafael Nadal, who has 19 grand slams and…

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OPINION: World Athletics Championships not a “disaster”

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Tweet The World Athletics Championships faced a vast amount of criticism this year. There was much discussion about the lack of fans at the event, especially when Jamaican sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce took her 100m victory lap in front of a virtually empty crowd on the first Sunday. However, the championships were not a total “disaster” as decathlon record-holder Kevin Mayer claimed. World champion decathlete Kevin Mayer says holding the World Athletics Championships in Doha is a "disaster". Read: — BBC Sport (@BBCSport) September 28, 2019 There were many…

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