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What to watch out for in the French Open 2017

Posted on: May 15th, 2017

If you are a tennis fanatic, chances are you’re gearing up to watch the 116th edition of the French Open, held in Stade Roland Garros, Paris from 28th May to 11th June, 2017. This classic event is part of both World Tour calendars under the Grand Slam category and invites the world’s finest sporting talent to battle it out in singles and doubles events, as well as mixed doubles events. The Open also welcomes under 18s events (tennis stars of the future) and the Wheelchair Tennis Grand Slam. With so much to take on board during the Open, it’s hard to…

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North Carolina beat Gonzaga: what does this mean for basketball?

Posted on: April 28th, 2017

When nurturing the next generation of sporting talent, it pays to provide them with the best equipment and facilities that are currently available. Ideally, courts, pitches and games areas will be built to international standards and at the very least will inspire safe, fun and competitive play. However, great sporting venues alone do not make great sporting talent; for that you will need healthy competition on a regular basis. Historically our American cousins are the best at investing in their young athletes, and enthusiastically coaching them to success in national and international sporting events. It was no different when the National…

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Why a MUGA is the perfect sporting solution for schools

Posted on: March 30th, 2017

There has been a boom in sporting interests among the British public since the 2012 London Olympic Games, and none have been more enthusiastic than the students of secondary schools, colleges and universities. After all, it is the young athletes of today who have the best chance of standing atop an olympic podium in the years to come. With such high hopes and so many sports to cater for, it can be a challenge for school governors to meet demand – or so it may seem. In reality it has never been easier to fill a curriculum with so many sporting…

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The 2017 Australian Open: A Tournament To Remember

Posted on: February 24th, 2017

The first Grand Slam of 2017 is in the books, with the Australian Open kicking off the new tennis season just last month. With all the high profile returns and players looking to get their games back on track, the Open promised something special, and something special it certainly delivered. This month we’re taking a look at the Australian Open, a tournament which showcased some of the best tennis we have seen in recent memory. Federer reigns supreme Much of the talk heading into the open revolved around the recent world number one, Andy Murray, and his competitive rivalry with one…

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The 2017 Australian Open: What to Look Out For

Posted on: January 6th, 2017

We’re not far into 2017 but we’re already eager to kick off the tennis new year, and we won’t be waiting long at all. The Australian Open is the first Grand Slam tournament of the year, and it’s shaping up to be a fascinating event. There will be plenty to sink your teeth into once the Open starts on January 16th, so in this article we’re looking at some of the most exciting and intriguing things to keep an eye out for to make sure you’re fully prepared for the action. Rivalry resumed We start where we left off in 2016,…

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Andy Murray Finishes the Year as Number One

Posted on: December 20th, 2016

The 2016 tennis season came to a close with last month’s ATP World Tour Finals, and it certainly provided all the tension and excitement we’ve come to expect from a season finale. Heading into this year’s finals, all eyes were on newly crowned world number one Andy Murray. Fresh off a history-making championship win in Paris, which saw him become the first British world number one since the introduction of computerised rankings in 1973, Murray looked to take the next step and finish off the year in the top spot. To cap off 2016, we’re taking a look at how Murray…

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Why You Should Use a SAPCA Approved Contractor for Your Courts

Posted on: November 30th, 2016

When it comes to keeping your tennis court, netball court or multi activity games area (MUGA) in the best possible condition, you need a contractor who is dedicated to providing the absolute best quality in to keep your courts healthy for as long as possible, from construction and installation, to future maintenance and repair. Whether it’s a private court or a public play area for a school or leisure centre, your court deserves the best, and that only comes with a SAPCA (Sports and Play Construction Association) approved contractor. In this article, we’re looking at what you can expect when you…

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What Does the Inaugural Netball Quad Series Mean for the Sport?

Posted on: October 25th, 2016

It’s always exciting when you have the opportunity to experience a brand new sporting event, and International Netball welcomed the anticipated Netball Quad Series last month. The tournament saw Australia and New Zealand co-hosting, welcoming England and South Africa to compete in a six match tournament. This month, we’re discussing both the tournament itself as well as what it might mean for the future of International Netball. Results First things first, the tournament saw four of the top five ranked netball teams in the world battle it out, with Australia, New Zealand and England making up the top three, and South…

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Back to School means Back to Netball: Why Netball is a Great Sport for Schools

Posted on: September 6th, 2016

The summer has drawn to a close and the new school year has finally begun, putting an end to the long holidays children nationwide have been enjoying over the past couple of months. While that means the return of the school run, and the hassle of making sure your kids are up and ready to go every morning, it also means the return of weekly PE lessons and school sports. Kids can get so much out of sport, and this month we’re taking a look at netball in particular, and why school netball sessions can provide great benefits to schoolchildren all…

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The Rise of Wheelchair Tennis

Posted on: August 9th, 2016

The 2016 Paralympic Games will soon be taking place, and it promises to be an incredibly inspiring event with some of the world’s most impressive athletes looking to bring home the medals for their country. One of the most popular paralympic sports – and one with a particularly rich history – is wheelchair tennis. The sport has seen substantial growth over the years, so we thought we’d take a closer look at its history and development. History of wheelchair tennis Wheelchair tennis made its debut as a demonstration event in the 1988 Seoul Paralympic Games and became a full medal event…

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