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Novak Djokovic Visa Cancelled

Posted on: January 14th, 2022

Novak Djokovic has yet again had his visa cancelled by the Australian border control. The world no.1 now faces possible deportation and a 3 year ban on entry to Australia. Novak’s hopes now rely on a second judge hearing which could be as long as 10 days, with the Australian open due to to start on the 17th there is massive doubt that Novak will not make the tournament. Djokovic is chasing a record 21 grand slams and will be a huge loss to the Australian open, Tennis worldwide and to his fans if the world no.1 is unable to take…

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Posted on: November 24th, 2020

2020 has certainly proved a challenging year for everyone, having to adapt and accept a new way of life dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. Not being able to see loved ones and being furloughed from work , not being able to go out and  see friends for a drink, or for a meal at your favourite restaurant, life has been very difficult at times and has had a huge impact on our well being and mental state. Even under all these difficult restraints imposed upon us here at Charles Lawrence Tennis Courts we are pleased to say that our business has…

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Back to the Stadiums?

Posted on: September 29th, 2020

The Coronavirus outbreak has taken over the world this year, with everyone in all sectors being somewhat affected. One area being particularly affected is sport and sporting events in particular. We all hear about the premier league being affected now that fans aren’t allowed in the stands supporting their favourite teams, but it’s the lower leagues that are taking the hardest hit. The primary concern is that wages that represent a huge proportion of turnover and clubs, rely heavily on match day income that is currently being denied to them and fixtures are being played behind closed doors. Prime Minister Boris…

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Back to School

Posted on: September 4th, 2020

We have all had to get used to our fair share of changes this year, with schools and education taking a huge hit and turn. From exams being cancelled to learning and working from home, COVID-19 has challenged the education sector with children from all ages feeling the brunt of it. But how are we moving forward? Well there is a lot to adapt to, as we are all aware, from parents to teachers all learning a new thing or two. There have been mixed emotions as to the thought of retuning back to school; fear, excitement, and relief. After the…

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Five Main Reasons Your School Needs a Multi-Use Games Area

Posted on: August 18th, 2017

A multi use games area (MUGA) is a popular sports facility often found in parks and schools, which provides a variety of different markings and equipment in one area, making it possible to play a number of different sports. They are perfect for spots with smaller recreational space and are suitable for children of all ages. MUGAs come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but the two main types are composed of either artificial grass or hardcourt. Hardcourt MUGAs usually have built-in football goals and basketball hoops, and are surrounded by metal fencing to keep the ball in the arena….

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SW19: A Wimbledon to Remember

Posted on: July 30th, 2017

The Holy Grail of tennis tournaments, the atmosphere surrounding Wimbledon is always electric. Every year fans, part-time fans and curious channel hoppers alike are enthralled by the relentless back and forth of its baseline rallies, and yanked forward by its at-the-net acrobatics. As you would expect, 2017 was no different; centre court was jam-packed with everything you could possibly hope for: comebacks, upsets, drama, glory – it was all there, and this article will highlight all the key stories. Kvitova’s comeback In December 2016, Petra Kvitova was stabbed by an intruder in her home in the Czech Republic – a tragic…

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Why you Should Play Basketball (And How to Start!)

Posted on: June 15th, 2017

As one of the most popular sports in the world, basketball has never been easier to get involved in. Over 300,000 people in the UK play basketball each month and this is thanks to the variety of clubs available, from after-school kids clubs to wheelchair basketball clubs, and everything inbetween. Also, with the great influx of Multi-Use Games Areas (MUGAs) in public parks, there’s no excuse not to give it a try.   Healthy Weight Loss Why do so many people give up their New Year’s resolution to lose weight? It’s because they miss out one crucial element: enjoying themselves. Finding…

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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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