The stories surrounding tennis
Just as the Wimbledon tennis tournament ended this year, Stack posted Racquet magazine through my door. The 4th issue of Racquet, a US quarterly independent magazine, focuses on American tennis players and gives a fascinating insight into some of the most well-known champions’ careers.
Racquet is perfectly pitched whether you’re a tennis lover, or you don’t know much about the sport. Issue 4 of the magazine has a phenomenal wrap around cover photograph of Roger Federer winning his 5th crown at Indian Wells. The detailed photography and attention to layout continues throughout the issue.
This magazine isn’t one that I would normally pick up, but really enjoyed reading. We live close to the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club where the Wimbledon tournament is held. Every year, where we live in South West London explodes in ‘Wimbledon Fever’. The streets are decked out in green and purple flags. Our local pubs sell Pimms on tap. When we walk to the station in the morning, the roads are full of Wimbledon cars with blacked out windows. The buzz of the tennis tournament dominates our area, and it’s easy to get swept up in the excitement.
It was brilliant to read beyond the headlines of the sport and uncover some fascinating details about tennis that I never knew before. Getting to know more about Venus and Serena Williams’ incredible careers. Finding out about Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe’s road to fame. Tennis is a huge spectator sport in Britain, and it’s heartwarming to discover that across the ocean in America, Racquet is just as passionate.