How tennis balls are made, a short film by Benedict Redgrove

Friday, 22 July, 2016

Watch a batch of tennis balls come into being, at the Wilson Factory in Thailand, in this short film by British filmmaker and photographer, Benedict Redgrove.

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Game, set, and match, plus a whole lot of love from all present

Monday, 24 June, 2013

French tennis player Gael Monfils added a little flair to his game when he met German player Tommy Haas recently… it could be we need a little more of this kind of thing. As a bonus, I think Monfils won the match, though it was a pretty tight game.

(Thanks Michelle)

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I love all of this Wimbledon tennis match infographic

Thursday, 21 July, 2011

What might we call this? An animated infographic style representation of the Wimbledon finals match between Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer of 2008.

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The ballade of the tennis ball, poetry in motion at Wimbledon

Friday, 21 May, 2010

There’s a new way to tap into the tennis at Wimbledon this year… by way of the poetry of the tennis tournament’s first ever “Championships Poet”, Matt Harvey.

Honor Godfrey, curator of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum which proposed the concept, said: “We are always examining different ways of interpreting the Championships and this year the club agreed that having an official Championships Poet would provide a novel and interesting way of doing this.”

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Are there more golf stars than tennis stars?

Wednesday, 30 September, 2009

The structure of tennis tournaments – in the way top players are ranked or seeded – and even the usually static nature of the courts themselves, seem to combine to allow a relatively small group of tennis champions to remain at the top of the game for an extended period, whereas more golfers have a far harder time staying in their top rankings.

Match play (Tennis) is much more forgiving and when you are seeded highly you get easy opponents so it favours the winners from the get go. Not so much with stroke play (Golf). So stroke play is more challenging and determines the best player at the given time.

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