Backhands and volunteer DJ-ing: how Peter Childs got into tennis.
Tag Archives: Tennis Origin Story
Tennis Origin Story #18: Aoun Jafarey
From cricket confusion to playing a former ATP top-500 player: Aoun Jafarey’s tennis origin story.
Tennis Origin Story #17: Siddhant Guru
Siddhant Guru’s intro to tennis: early Fedal matches.
Tennis Origin Story #16: Scott Barclay
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”
Tennis Origin Story #15: Vansh Vermani
Vansh Vermani’s first run-in with tennis was accidental, but his journey into fandom was anything but.
Tennis Origin Story #14: Owen Lewis
Tennis: there and back again.
Tennis Origin Story #13: Caleb Pereira
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.
Tennis Origin Story #12: Peter Fletcher
Henmania and the Wimbledon queue: Peter Fletcher’s tennis origin story.
Tennis Origin Story #11: Mateja Vidakovic
Mateja Vidakovic’s origin story: watching tennis with his grandma and rooting for Federer, then Nadal, then Djokovic.
Tennis Origin Story #10: Owais Majid
Blind from birth, Owais Majid fell in love with tennis by listening to BBC 5Live’s coverage of the sport.