Centre Court at Wimbledon gets all the love, being the only stadium with a roof over a grass court for The Championships in London. That all changes with the reconstruction of Court 1, which will add a retractable roof by 2019.
If you go to the original site of the All England Lawn Tennis Club today, you may find students at Wimbledon High School getting in a bit of exercise.
Ever since March, the sward – a fancy term for an area of short grass – at the All England Club has been cut about a millimeter every two weeks.
You see it first as picturesque landscape, a golf course cutting through the Wisconsin hillside. But in all reality, Erin Hills, site of this week’s 117th US Open Championship serves as the purest pop-up stadium available.
The Four Musketeers—Les Quatre Mousquetaires—have left their legend all over the French Open, whether it be the name of the tournament’s trophy, a popular locale on the Roland Garros grounds or even the very fact we have Roland Garros at all. French tennis was a thing before the Four Musketeers of Jean Borotra, Jacques Brugnon, Henri Cochet and René Lacoste popularized the game with […]
The four layers that makes up the courts at Roland Garros may surprise you a bit. You’ll find a 10-inch layer of stone, a six-inch layer of water-filtering slag (metal waste material) and a four-inch layer of limestone all topped off with three millimeters — a number just too small to count in inches — of broken brick. But actual […]