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the popular image of middle-aged executives puffing around a sweaty
it might surprise you to learn that the game of squash is thriving
while not very radical
in its design or content, is nevertheless a comprehensive guide to the
upper echelons of the game.
the latest tournament
news from around the world but also offers some hope to the casual
in the shape of coaching hints.
you've got past hammering the ball at one another in the local park,
starts to come into play as much as technique.
US site can help out with both, as it has a huge virtual library of
tennis lessons at your disposal. Written by experts and arranged in a
manner, it provides a practical way to improve your game. There's also
the opportunity to ask your own questions of the pros, as well as
to the latest tennis news.
polished US site concentrates on playing the game rather than the
of the professionals. Every month, it features a large volume of
by experienced tennis writers, most of which concern improving your
From simple tips on striking the ball, to in-depth discussions of
tactics, there's something for players of all levels.
also subscribe to an
email version, which will be delivered to your inbox every month.
site is chiefly a well-designed portal into a whole raft of tennis
on the Web. They've all been hand picked so you can be sure that you'll
only find useful and relevant information here, rather than dewy-eyed
to Anna Kournakova.
are split into various
categories - such as health and fitness or local clubs - so it
take too long to find what you're looking for.
two weeks every summer, the whole country goes tennis mad as the splash
of rain and the taste of strawberries and cream fill our minds.
official site provides
regular news updates throughout the year, including information on how
to get hold of those elusive tickets.
comes into its own
during the tournament itself, though, using live desktop updates,
and streaming video to provide perhaps the best live coverage of any
event on the Web.
the four Grand Slam tournaments and various other smaller competitions
throughout the year, the ATP Tour is the basis of the world rankings.
this site is rather
generic in design, it does contain a lot of useful information,
immediate score updates from around the globe.
where you can chat with fellow tennis fans and a variety of other
- the news and analysis in particular are top notch.
well run amateur site is the only place for UK badminton fans to go on
the Web, which is surprising given the popularity of the game.
useful feature is
a directory of many of the badminton clubs in the country. There's also
news of an ambitious project to set up an Internet-based badminton
so that you can take on fellow players in your area. Other features
a list of useful books and videos, and a message board on which to swap
advice and arrange games.
overlooked by fans of the fast-paced modern game, real tennis was the
of the game we know today. It's still played by a hardcore band of
in the same way as it was at Hampton Court in the Eighteenth Century.
will tell you about
the fascinating history of the game and explain how it differs from
tennis. There are also details on how to visit the courts at Hampton
- you can even book to play on them if you wish.