Arthur Ashe, the pioneer

Arthur Ashe, Wimbledon 1975

From Love Thirty, three decades of champions by Rex Bellamy The achievements of Arthur Robert Ashe – known as ‘Bones’ when he was a skinny boy and as ‘The Shadow’ when he became a skinny celebrity – are remarkable not least because of the social and racial context in which he achieved them. His blood […]

Wimbledon 1975: Ashe vs Connors

Ashe vs Connors, Wimbledon 1975

From Jimmy Connors’ autobiography, The Outsider: Two days before the start of Wimbleon in 1975, I picked up a newspaper and turned straight to the sports section. The headline read: Connors sues Ashe. I’m in the middle of a multi-million dollar lawsuit against Jack Kramer, Donald Dell, and the ATP, and here I am launching […]

Your chance to own a unique part of British Tennis history

Andy Murray and Fred Perry

Andy Murray and his wife, Kim, have launched a charity raffle to win a tennis ball signed by Murray and the late tennis legend Fred Perry: “Several years ago we were handed a very special package. A tube of white tennis balls that had been signed by the late Fred Perry, accompanied by a note […]

Wimbledon 2015: Heather Watson New Balance outfit

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Long known for running shoes and casual footwear, New Balance has recently branched out into football, baseball, tennis and cricket. They signed Milos Raonic in 2013 and Heather Watson early this year. Heather will face Serena Williams in the third round tomorrow. Also read: Raonic, Watson and Gibbs star in New Balance commercial New Balance […]

Raonic, Watson and Gibbs star in New Balance commercial

Raonic stars in New Balance commercial

New Balance is in beta mode. New Balance debuted a new brand platform – Always in Beta – the brand’s “promise to relentlessly improve, to never stop pushing and to always strive for more.” The company’s marketing message centers on the brand’s intent to improve upon the products created in its 100-year-plus history. That theme […]

Rafa and Serena star in Nike Find your fast campaign

Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams are among 13 athletes featured in Nike’s new “Find your Fast” campaign. Nike’s “Find Your Fast” campaign brings together some of the planet’s beacons of speed to inspire athletes to run or train for their fastest time this summer. Whether preparing for a first mile or looking to shave seconds […]