The Ballboys & Ballgirls of Wimbledon – BBGs

The new on-court military style of the ballboys and girls of Wimbledon is very different from the original 1920s version. They now move with the precision of match-stick soldiers. The original boys were chosen from the Shaftesbury and Barnardo homes, institutions that took in homeless children and gave them an education and a trade. This…

Babolat and The New Generation of Tennis Players

Babolat and The New Generation of Tennis Players

History of Babolat The Babolat family has an interesting history that spans from their beginnings in butchery to becoming a prominent name in the world¬†of tennis equipment. The Babolat family started it’s business in 1875 in Lyon, France. Babolat started as a manufacturer of strings for musical instruments, such as violins and guitars. However, their…

Wimbledon Women’s Singles Final

Marketa Vondrousova, the talented 24-year-old tennis player from the Czech Republic, etched her name in the annals of Wimbledon history by accomplishing an extraordinary feat on the grass courts in the Wimbledon Women’s singles final. On a memorable Saturday, Vondrousova emerged as the first unseeded woman to seize victory at the prestigious Wimbledon tournament. Defying…