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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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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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Retirement of a Netball Great: Tamsin Greenway. Cue the Next Generation

Posted on: April 22nd, 2016

Charles Lawrence are interested in all things sports related, and like to keep up to date with all aspects of the sports that we cater for. With this in mind, this month we’re bidding farewell to the England netball mid-courter Tamsin Greenway, whose retirement from the sport last year lit the path for a new generation of netball stars. Tamsin Greenway: A career Tamsin made her debut on the England team in 2004 against South Africa and played her first Netball World Cup match in 2007, going on to represent England 67 times. Tamsin also won bronze medals in the Commonwealth…

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2019 Netball World Cup To Be Hosted By England

Posted on: August 7th, 2015

  As the 2015 Netball World Cup begins this week in Sydney, all eyes are firmly fixed on the netball court, and here at Charles Lawrence we’re getting geared up for the 2019 World Cup – which will be hosted in England for just the third time in the competition’s 56 year history. The bid to host the event was put forward by Liverpool in 2014 as part of UK Sport’s Gold Event Series, a £40 million investment to bring more of the world’s prestigious sporting events to the UK. In February 2015 the announcement was made live on Sky Sports…

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Should Netball be an Olympic Sport?

Posted on: February 13th, 2015

  The fast-paced nature of netball has caught the attention of many people across the country who have chosen to follow the sport and even pick up a ball to have a go themselves. The athletes use skill and tactics to battle it out on court, quickly shifting between defence and attack for a captivating game. The sport has gained immense popularity throughout the country, leaving many to question why it has not yet been included in the Olympics. During the 2014 Commonwealth Games held in Glasgow, netball was one of the ten core sports involved, which saw twelve nations from…

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Female celebrities take to the netball court for charity!

Posted on: January 20th, 2015

As we embark on a new year, many of us are deciding on a few resolutions to make sure 2015 is one of the best! A common resolution which features on most lists is to do more exercise and become more active by joining a gym or taking up a new sport. In recent years, there has been a surge in the popularity of netball across the country, with more and more people choosing to join their local team. Not only is this an effective way of becoming more active, it provides the perfect opportunity to meet new people.   Since…

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Hong Kong prepares for its first WTA Tennis Open

Posted on: August 19th, 2014

Integrating sport into local communities across the world is an excellent way of improving health and teaching the value of sportsmanship. Once traditionally considered an English sport, tennis is gaining global popularity and has earned its place as one of the most played sports in the world.   Drawing in thousands of spectators at every event, Grand Slam matches and championship tournaments have delivered an excellent promotional platform for beginners and professionals alike to pick up a racquet and have a go themselves!   Currently dominated by Americans, Europeans and Australians, tennis is extending its popularity beyond these regions to gain…

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Commonwealth Games: Your Guide to the Glasgow 2014

Posted on: July 7th, 2014

As the curtains close on Wimbledon and the World Cup for another year, the next major sporting event will be taking place this month. The Commonwealth Games 2014 are being held in Glasgow, where 17 sports are scheduled to take place throughout July and August in different areas across the city. From the precision of table tennis to the agility of gymnastics, there is an eclectic mix of competitive sports to suit any sporting fan. This article will serve as a guide to the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, supplying you with all the necessary information so you can join in this summer….

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