Jan 17, 2017

How is tech helping our tennis stars?



For a game as seemingly simple as tennis, it’s been one of the main sports that’s made great use of technology to improve the skills of the players reach phenomenal levels.

From improvements in racket technology, Hawk Eye ball tracking, to the psychological benefits of playing online games, it’s clear that tech is helping tennis players of all levels improve their gameplay.

Racket technology has advanced from the likes of wooden and metal rackets to the current range of composite rackets that feature graphite, carbon and titanium to deliver more power and precision. And many of today’s tennis courts routinely feature an advanced plexicushion surface that has helped the likes of Melbourne’s Australian Open become such a gripping competition.

Even the performance of our tennis stars have been enhanced by technology. As well as 3D motion tracking hardware that can help deliver more precise serving and avoid injury, there’s been the interesting introduction of a theory that allows something like games to provide transferable skills that can be used on the tennis courts.

This means that even something as simple as a game of blackjack at the Red Flush Casino gaming website could be used to provide tennis players with a little extra practice in terms of how they approach the long-term strategy of a tennis game.

And whilst many people would initially head to such gaming websites in order to claim your Red Flush welcome casino bonus, it’s the fact that these classic table games provide players with the opportunity to develop their skills of concentration that has helped online gaming become a valuable tool in the development of many stars.

But whilst it’s pretty easy to judge who’s won an online poker or blackjack game, things are a little more difficult in a fast-paced game of tennis. This is why the Hawk Eye ball tracking system has revolutionized the way that calls are made in the game as the technology is able to produce a digital image of where the ball lands with startling accuracy.

Such technology helps many coaches implement a Big Data approach to the simple game of tennis that helps players isolate any troublesome areas of the game in a way that was unimaginable just a decade ago.

So much as technology may appear to offer casino games with a startling update for the 21st century, it also looks to be providing us with faster, better and more accurate games of tennis too.

Jan 16, 2017

Australian Open 2017 Players Party

Some of the biggest names in tennis were missing from the weekend's 2017 Australian Open players party at Crown in Melbourne, Australia. Nevertheless it was very refreshing to see some of the most familiar faces in tennis below all dressed up in their casual outfit to the party. The tournament has officially kicked off today and we're looking forward to exciting tennis as well as upsets over the course of the next two weeks.

Garbine Muguruza

Kei Nishikori

Agnieszka Radwanska

Stanislas Wawrinka

Gael Monfils

Bryan brothers




Images via zimbio

Jan 14, 2017

Get Into The Spirit Of The Aussie Open!


The Australian Open is upon us! The draws have been announced and you can find the match-ups at the official Australian Open webpage. The players are descending on Melbourne, and for the next two weeks we'll get a good look at the world's best professionals during the first Grand Slam event of the 2017 season. For a lot of tennis fans, it may as well be a two-week holiday signaling the return of the sport. Here are a few fun tips for fully embracing the spirit of the Aussie Open.

First, you should consider adjusting your sleep schedule to whatever extent possible. That is, If you live in Europe or the United States and you want to watch the Open, you'll be faced with some tricky timing decisions. Matches can be going on in the middle of the night or the early hours of the morning, and it's a shame to miss out on the action when there are only four Grand Slams to watch each year. Naturally, you have to account for work, family, and other aspects of your day-to-day schedule. Within reason, use the early days of the Open to get on a sleep routine that allows you to be up for the best matches. You won't regret it when you catch that epic five-setter!

Second, you should think about getting out on the courts yourself. It's difficult to watch an event like the Aussie Open and not be inspired to play, so it's a great time to seize the momentum to learn some tennis skills on your own. If your game got a little rusty during the off-season you can get back into shape by searching for a private coach online using Play Your Court to find tailored instructions for the parts of your game need the most work. Get a few lessons under your belt and you'll have that backhand ready in no time for the tournament.

Third, you may want to get your hands on some of the official clothing being put out for the stars at the Australian Open. As always, Nike has put out a collection for its signature athletes and Baseline has broken down the looks you'll see sported by the likes of Serena Williams, Roger Federer, Eugenie Bouchard, and Nick Kyrgios, but there are other options as well. You might get inspired by any number of player outfits during the tournament, and you can always check out the official shop of the Open online. There's no need to go nuts, but a new tennis shirt or an Aussie Open towel makes for a nice way to embrace the tournament.

Then you should take some time to read up on the exciting young talent starting to impact the game. If you're reading about tennis, you already know all about the top players but 2017 is looking like a particularly interesting year in tennis because of a lot of young players who are beginning to challenge the old guard. On the women's side, 22-year-old Ukrainian Elina Svitolina has secured the 11-seed and Australian Daria Gavrilova (also just 22) will be looking to thrill local fans and improve upon her ranking at number 25 in the WTA. On the men's side, 25-year-old Grigor Dimitrov is looking to make good on his sensational potential, and The Australian reports that 19-year-old German Alexander Zverev is fresh off a win over Federer and is seeded 24th. These are just a few of the names that could make this a particular
ly interesting tournament.

Finally, just kick back and enjoy the tennis. It's going to be a wonderful two weeks!

Dec 30, 2016

Serena Williams Engaged to Reddit Co-Founder Alexis Ohanian

Via Reddit

Our tennis queen Serena Williams is tying the knot. Williams announced her engagement to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian by posting a poem on Reddit (where else?).

Comment from discussion I said yes.


The Reddit post featured a drawing of Snoo, the social new website’s mascot, dressed as Ohanian and kneeling with a diamond in its hand. A female Snoo, styled after Williams and wearing a tennis skirt, Nike top and headband, floated above him with a smile on her face.

Above the picture was the headline, “Future Mrs. Kn0thing.” Kn0thing is Ohanian's handle on the site.


Williams, 35, and Ohanian, 33, have been dating for more than a year now.

Here are some early tweets from her colleagues.






Tributes pour in as Ana Ivanovic retires from professional tennis

Ana Ivanovic won the French Open in 2008

“I can only play if I can perform up to my own high standards, and I can no longer do that. So it’s time to move on.” ~ Ana Ivanovic

I still couldn't come to the term that Ana Ivanovic has finally retired. We've watched the talented Serbian played since she was only 18. By the time she was 20, Ivanovic reached her peak winning the French Open and becoming the world no. 1. She became the first Serbian woman to win a Grand Slam tournament, following in the footsteps of compatriot Novak Djokovic who clinched the Australian Open title the same year.

“There is no other way to say it. I have decided to retire from professional tennis. It has been a difficult decision but there is so much to celebrate,” Belgrade-born Ivanovic said on Facebook.

“I began dreaming about tennis when I was five. My dear parents backed me all the way and by the time I was the world number one and won Roland Garros in 2008, I have seen the heights I never dreamt of achieving,” she added.

Here are some of the well wishes from her colleagues:



























We wish her all the best in her future endeavors and be happy always.

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