Wimbledon Says You Can Watch Football on Your Phone if Made to Endure Live Tennis

Football fans! Specifically, football fans whose wives booked very expensive tickets for Wimbledon ages ago and now you sort of have to go. There's some good news about this. The authorities at the tennis tournament have said that it will be OK to activate your phone and watch the football while in the grounds of Wimbledon, as long as you can manage to not stand up and go "F*CKING SQUARE IT DELLE JESUS CHRIST MAN ON" while someone's serving at 30-40 down. Read More >>

Breakfast Declares War on Tennis

Special K, the type of breakfast flakes, is angry with tennis player Thanasi Kokkinakis and is taking him to court. The problem lies with Kokkinakis' use of the term "Special K" in his merchandising, a phrase that's been long associated with the allegedly healthier variety of processed early morning grain. Read More >>

Wimbledon in Poisoning Storm After Gabriella Taylor’s Leptospirosis Nightmare

First Crufts, now Wimbledon. Scotland Yard is investigating claims that junior tennis player Gabriella Taylor was poisoned at the tournament last month. Read More >>

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Seeing Tennis Balls Get Made Is Way More Captivating Than I Ever Thought

Ever wondered how Wilson makes its fuzzy little tennis balls? Benedict Redgrove captured the entire factory process in Thailand and reveals the full 24 steps it takes to make the bouncy balls. Read More >>

What is Meldonium, the Banned Drug Tennis Star Maria Sharapova Took?

Like David Beckham did with metatarsals and Shane Warne did with diet pills, Maria Sharapova has put meldonium on the map. The tennis star has tested positive for the banned substance, and could face a four-year ban from the sport. Read More >>

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Slow Motion Shows Fast Serve Turning Tennis Ball to Goo

A tennis ball is squishy and bouncy and totally perfect for slow motion fun. Watch as a tennis racket hits the fuzzy yellow green ball at 142mph in slow motion, it’s incredible. The more you slow it down, the more flattened and deformed and goo-like the ball gets. At a certain point, it looks like the ball has just been absorbed and eaten alive by the tennis racket. Read More >>

13 Facts You Didn’t Know About the Wimbledon Tennis Tournament

Prepare your best serve-swinging grunts – the annual Wimbledon tennis tournament is about to kick off. And, unlike the footie, in Andy Murray we've got a superb player who actually stands another good chance of winning (providing he can get through what's been described as "the tournament draw of death". In support of our adopted tennis superstar, here are 13 little known snippets of trivia about the most prestigious of Grand Slam tournaments. Read More >>

Tennis-Loving Drone Flown Over Wimbledon Seized

A drone found circling over the All England Lawn Tennis Club, home of this week's prestigious Wimbledon international tennis tournament, has been seized by police. Read More >>

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The Best Tennis Gear to Indulge Your Wimbledon Fever

Tomorrow sees the start of a very big event in the British sporting calendar: Wimbledon. It's the time of the year where everyone goes tennis mad, especially if someone from our fair isles is doing even remotely well. To commemorate the occasion, and the impending tennis-fever, we've put together a list of the best tennis gear for players and enthusiasts everywhere. Read More >>

LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy is Making Music Out of Tennis

When LCD Soundsystem split up, it left frontman James Murphy with a lot of time and creative energy on his hands. So he's been experimenting with a number of weird and esoteric projects, the latest of which is turning tennis data from the U.S. Open into music. Read More >>

Did You Watch Murray Beat Djokovic In 3D?

Given that the BBC's about to can 3D for good at least three years, the Wimbledon Men's final was probably the last live 3D broadcast you'll ever see out of the Beeb. So, did you watch it in all its stereoscopic glory? Read More >>

YouTube Muscling in on the BBC’s Manicured Turf With Live Wimbledon Portal

While there's never going to be any topping of the BBC's Wimbledon coverage, people unable to access iPlayer or the BBC's numerous streaming apps can turn to YouTube, which is offering live matches, player interviews, backstage features and more through its bespoke Wimbledon portal. Bring back Des Lynham to present it and we might be tempted. [YouTube] Read More >>

Every Point of a Tennis Match, Visualised in 3D

Here’s something cool. A studio called JWT Spain made a 3D app that tracks the trajectories of every ball hit in a tennis match in real time, and then spits out fancy visualisations. Read More >>

BBC and Sony Providing Wimbledon 2013 Gusset Shots at 4K Resolution

You'll be able to scrutinise Andy Murray's face for signs of emotion better than ever this summer, thanks to Sony and the BBC coming together to film and broadcast some test matches at the stonkingly high 4K resolution. Read More >>

Graphene’s Newest Trick Is Improving Your Tennis Game

Graphene is a real-life miracle material. It's the strongest known material in the world, is going to bring us bendable batteries, and can even make salt water drinkable. So what's next? Tennis racquets. Read More >>