For a child to excel in a particular field, specific conditions are essential. A scholar of educational psychology explains what those conditions are.
At this year’s Australian Open you’ll see players moving sideways on the Plexicushion surface – which is specially designed to allow players to slide. It’s safer for the players and fun to watch.
Retiring from a career in elite sports can be stressful in a number of ways, something the former tennis world number one understands very well.
Too often athletes are forced into a narrative in which their sport overtakes everything, to the detriment of their health and future happiness.
He was seen as 'moody' and 'petulant', but Murray was just a single-minded champion who deserves the success he has enjoyed.
The speeds at which top players deliver tennis serves are theoretically impossible. So how do they do it? The answer involves Isaac Newton, ping pong and a little bit of 'cheating'.
Sport is a dominant thread in Australia’s cultural DNA. But it’s also divisive.
If you've been injury-free in your current sports shoe, and you’re performing at a level you are happy with, you may already have the right shoes on your feet.
Ever wonder where the words 'sport', 'umpire' and 'drubbing' come from? Here's a short primer of sporting lingo ahead of the AFL and NRL Grand Finals.
Serena Williams challenged decades of stereotypes when she revealed her anger after she disagreed with a U.S. Open umpire. A racist caricature and calls to boycott her playing by umpires followed.
Can you outsmart our maths mastermind? The solution's in.
No one is saying the tennis star wasn't angry. But it's worth asking whether you thought she was more angry because she is a woman.
We need to consider changing the rules of tennis, to make them more consistent across tournaments and players.
The tennis superstar has complained of discrimination after being penalised for being coached on court. Was she right to make a scene?
On the front lines were female tennis players who refused to adhere to the club dress codes that banned them.
Research confirms what the world’s elite sports stars already know – being kinder to yourself, and to others, and being grateful is good for your mental health.
By using her public profile to suggest bias in drug-testing, Williams is calling into question the integrity of those tasked with the role of monitoring 'clean sport'.
Unpacking the sporting science behind the humble tennis court.
The tennis star claims his role as a sports attaché for the Central African Republic means he doesn't have to repay his debts. Is he right?
An independent review has recommended steps to clean up the sport. Tennis authorities must now demonstrate they have the will to take action.