This Week’s Fun
It’s time for the 2015 of the French Open at Roland Garros, the second Grand Slam of the tennis calendar. And the only one on clay, aka the red terre-battue.
Why I Like It
- It’s a tennis grand slam, which is always fun. Plus, that means 2 whole weeks of tennis fun!
- It’s on clay, which means there’s the possibility of more upsets.
- It starts on a Sunday, so I get to watch one more day of tennis.
- It’s the smallest of the 4 Grand Slams in terms of footprint, which makes it interesting for fans as they don’t have to go far to see great matches.
Tennis is one of my passions, as I’ve been a lifelong fan and some time player. These days most of my tennis-related time is spent working as a tennis line umpire for Tennis Canada. Which is why I don’t write more about it as I used to on social media. Don’t want to cross any impartiality lines!
But I can still talk about my passion for the sport and encourage everyone to start watching and playing more tennis. So get out there and start swinging a racket! Or watch live tennis. There’s nothing like it.
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If you’d like to check out some great tennis sports photography, like the one I linked to above, check out these photogs:
Ray Giubilo photography
Michael Cole photography
Michael Baz photography