Backhands and volunteer DJ-ing: how Peter Childs got into tennis.
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Siddhant Guru’s intro to tennis: early Fedal matches.
By Scott Barclay Crumbs had fallen, patterning down my chest, a peppery twist of biscuity brown popping against the navy blue dark of my school uniform jumper as they raced each other down folds and creases that were crying out to be ironed flat. There I was sprawled, a young boy returned from battle havingContinue reading “Tennis Origin Story #16: Scott Barclay”
Vansh Vermani’s first run-in with tennis was accidental, but his journey into fandom was anything but.
Tennis: there and back again.
Caleb Pereira, opening, closing, and, rummaging through a long-abandoned, rotten, and mothballed chest-of-memory-drawers, finds out how the musty, starched rituals of Wimbledon and its iron-curtain imperialism initially creeped him out of tennis.
Henmania and the Wimbledon queue: Peter Fletcher’s tennis origin story.
Mateja Vidakovic’s origin story: watching tennis with his grandma and rooting for Federer, then Nadal, then Djokovic.
Blind from birth, Owais Majid fell in love with tennis by listening to BBC 5Live’s coverage of the sport.