Judy Murray

Robinsons is inspiring families to ‘Play Thirsty’ this summer by giving them some free and fun ways to enjoy tennis as part of the brand’s sponsorship of Wimbledon 2014.

Robinsons has launched six ‘Play Thirsty’ tennis tutorials with brand ambassador Judy Murray, providing games for mums, dads and kids to play together whilst learning the core skills that could inspire future tennis stars.

Sponsored video:

Judy focuses on skills like static and dynamic balance, agility & co-ordination all hidden within fun and active games. The games don’t require a sports club or a specialised trainer, just kids who want to play, and someone to play with them.

Check out more videos on Robinsons Youtube channel

BBC Wimbledon trailer

Over 17 million people watched the BBC’s coverage of Andy Murray’s victory in last year’s Wimbledon men’s final and the magic of Wimbledon is back this summer across the BBC (BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Radio 5 live and BBC Sport website) from 23 June-6 July.

Forty years since claiming his first Wimbledon title, Jimmy Connors returns to the BBC television line-up. He joins an expert field of Wimbledon regulars, including: Martina Navratilova, Virginia Wade, Tracy Austin, Lindsay Davenport, John McEnroe, Pat Cash and Tim Henman.

A special documentary looking back at Andy Murray’s year since his Wimbledon victory and featuring exclusive footage and interviews will be broadcast at 10:35 on Monday 23 June.

Clare Balding heads up Radio 5 live’s coverage, and she’ll be live from the All England Club daily from midday. The radio commentary team wincludes Jana Novotna, Mary Pierce, Goran Ivanisevic, Richard Krajicek, Nick Bollettieri and Patrick Mouratoglou.

Check out the trailer for BBC Sport’s Wimbledon 2014 coverage:

There is a lot of talk about Tomas Berdych ‘Flower Power’ outfit by H&M:

It reminds me of the Hawaiian shorts Pat Rafter wore in the 90’s. Do you like Tomas’ outfit?
He made a really wise business decision to part with Nike, he’s not just another Nike sponsored athlete anymore: he is H&M first tennis ambassador, collaborates with the company design team to develop the collection, and makes a name for himself.

Prior to Roland Garros tournament, Tomas visited the H&M Champs Elysees store in Paris to meet fans and celebrate the launch of his updated tennis collection. Check out the collection on H&M website.

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Photo credit: H&M

Djokovic at Uniqlo store Paris

Novak Djokovic stopped by the brand new UNIQLO Le Marais store in Paris on Thursday 22, to unveil his Roland Garros kit and meet a few selected fans.

Novak Djokovic Uniqlo collection is available online and at Uniqlo Paris Opéra and Uniqlo Le Marais.

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Photos: Uniqlo

Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic HEAD commercial

Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic star in new Head commercial “The ultimate match”. Enjoy the video and a few behind-the-scenes pictures below.

For more information on the campaign and a chance to win exclusive rewards, please visit:
http://head.com/G

Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic HEAD commercial

Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic HEAD commercial

Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic HEAD commercial

Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic HEAD commercial

Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic HEAD commercial

Jo Tsonga and Ana Ivanovic

adidas smashthesilence event

A l’occasion du début de Roland-Garros, Adidas avait décidé de marquer le coup en invitant ses plus grands ambassadeurs tennis : Ana Ivanovic, Andy Murray, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga et la nouvelle top-player Simona Halep. Ils se sont retrouvés dans le hall pour s’essayer à une animation surprenante.

Cette animation, “Smash the silence”, consistait à taper des balles dans le but de briser les vitres en sucres sur lesquelles étaient inscrites la fameuse phrase “Smash the silence”, nouveau slogan de la marque aux trois bandes. Ana a débuté de manière convaincainte, Simona a été plus laborieuse, Jo s’en est sorti sans problèmes, et puis Andy Murray nous a fait peur. Il frappait ses balles sans retenue, certaines ont même heurté des journalistes cloitrés sur le coté, tout cela sous les regards amusés d’Ana, Simona & Jo. Ensuite étaient accordées aux médias 30 minutes d’interviews, les télés et radios d’un coté, les blogs de l’autre. Mes confrères blogueurs, surement impressionnés, ne se bousculaient pas pour interviewer Ana. J’ai donc pris mon courage à deux mains et lui ai posé une question concernant ses tenues (plutôt que sur ses espérances pour Roland-Garros, question un peu bateau). Je lui ai demandé si Adidas lui laissait participer à la création de ses tenues, elle m’a répondu qu’elle avait un droit de parole limité mais qu’il lui arrivait de donner des idées, des coloris..

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adidas smashthesilence event

Puis se sont enchainées les interviews, avec davantage d’intervenants pour Jo et Andy.
Enfin, les joueurs ont pris place au rez-de-chaussée pour la séance de dédicaces ouverte au grand public.

J’ai passé un très bon moment.

Tennis Buzz was invited to the adidas #smashthesilence event yesterday. Loic was there for Tennis Buzz, check out his pictures:

Merci à adidas pour l’invitation et à Loic pour le reportage ;o).
Thanks to adidas for the invit and to Loic for the report!