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Murray Leads Way As Tennis Mania Sweeps England

Locker Room

May 18, 2020

What a special weekend it was for tennis! The sheer joy felt by so many in England because we could finally play again! The first big step in the right direction. Some normality at grass roots level. The exquisite feeling of holding a tennis racquet once more. The sweet swish of the stroke and delightful […]

The Caring Power of Wimbledon – Force for Good

Wimbledon

May 14, 2020

Wimbledon is showing its true colours. We’re not talking about the famous all-white kit worn by the players. We’re not even referring to the beautiful violet-and-green colours of the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club. They say your true colours come out in a crisis. In this case you might say it’s all the […]

Novak Djokovic And The Wimbledon Miracle

Locker Room

May 8, 2020

A few days ago, Novak Djokovic was asked to reflect upon the magnificent 2019 Wimbledon men’s final he played against Roger Federer. It was one of the best of all time. A final Djokovic probably shouldn’t have been allowed to win. But he did. And the 7-6 (7-5), 1-6, 7-6 (7-4) 4-6, 13-12 (7-3) scoreline […]

Murray Brothers Started Out Playing “Paume”

Locker Room

May 1, 2020

Judy Murray doesn’t think budding tennis players should be discouraged by the lockdown. After all, her title-winning sons, Andy and Jamie first developed their skills when they were stuck at home as small children. And the path those famous Murray brothers took as toddlers had fascinating parallels with the historic development of tennis itself. Speaking […]

One Love: Tennis Unites In Lockdown

Locker Room

April 28, 2020

Our favourite tournaments are on hold but something special is happening in the world of tennis. It feels like there has never been so much love to go around. And it could lead to lasting unity in our sport. The way people have responded to adversity is uplifting. It’s inspirational. The magic of past rivalries […]

Catching Up With Paralympian Lucy Shuker

Locker Room

April 24, 2020

Lucy Shuker won’t let the coronavirus pandemic dent her dream of participating in another Paralympics. In fact she says she feels a bit like Benjamin Button as she approaches her 40th birthday at the end of May. Remember the Brad Pitt movie character who aged in reverse and got younger as time went on? Shuker […]

The Perfect Player: Were Murray And Djokovic Right?

Locker Room

April 21, 2020

Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic showed extraordinary insight when they tried to put together the perfect composite player recently. But sometimes during their fun Instagram exchange, they were unable to agree an outright winner for each category. So here at WDH we thought we’d clear up any lingering doubts and fill in some gaps. That […]

Djokovic and Murray Reveal The Ones That Got Away

Locker Room

April 20, 2020

Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic both look back on 2016 with a tinge of regret – even though it was such a triumphant year for them. That’s the winning mentality they share. To earn your place among the elite, you don’t just have to be hungry for success. You need to be positively greedy. Their […]

Remember The Year Wimbledon Happened Twice?

Wimbledon

April 15, 2020

Two Wimbledon tennis tournaments in one year. Can you imagine? In our hunger for live tennis, we could be forgiven for wanting that to happen next year! With no Wimbledon possible in 2020, there’d be a certain logic to craving twice the pleasure in 2021. But it’s not going to happen – and neither should […]

Boris Johnson and a British Leader’s Love for Tennis

Locker Room

April 10, 2020

Did you notice how often Boris Johnson’s love for tennis came up when he fell ill recently? David Cameron, a former British Prime Minister even seemed to think that Boris would be served by precisely the qualities he likes to show on a tennis court. He explained: ‘Boris is a very tough, very resilient, very […]

Why Will Wimbledon 2021 Be So Special?

Locker Room

April 3, 2020

Looking forward to Wimbledon 2021 already? The players are! And you sense they’re determined to make up for lost time and put on a sporting show like nothing the world has ever seen. So many moments of sheer theatre could leave us spellbound. Moving farewells might also have us fighting back the tears. The great […]

Would Judy Murray Make It In Stand-Up Comedy?

Locker Room

March 19, 2020

Judy Murray never ceases to entertain. After Andy Murray’s brilliant performance on Sport Relief, we asked whether the much-loved tennis star could switch to stand-up comedy instead if he wanted. To everyone’s amusement, his mother Judy tweeted one very blunt word by way of reply: “No.” This made us wonder. Were we barking up the […]

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