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Sport
Andy Murray issues emotional statement after undergoing hip surgery – “I’m not finished playing tennis yet” 

8 Jan 18

He could be back in time for Wimbledon…


Blog arts
Review: Battle of the Sexes 

5 Dec 17

Film Critic Emma Curzon has her expectations exceeded by new true-story tennis flick Battle of the sexes The post Review: Battle of the Sexes appeared first on Redbrick .


Blog music
MOVIE ROUND-UP: This Week’s New Film Releases, Fri Nov 24-Thu Nov 30 

23 Nov 17

NEW RELEASES Battle of the Sexes (12A) The second real life tennis showdown story this year, pitching… Read more The post MOVIE ROUND-UP: This Week’s New Film Releases, Fri Nov 24-Thu Nov 30 appeared first on Brum Notes Magazine .


Events
Battle of the Sexes 

20 Nov 17

Battle of the Sexes The true story of the 1973 tennis match between world number one Billie Jean King and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs.


Blog feature
Dan Maskell Tennis Trust 

20 Nov 17

Grants of up to £1,500 are available to special schools, disability groups and associations, etc for equipment and specialist wheelchairs to enable disabled people to play tennis.


Blog
Gavin meets with Special Olympics Gold Medallist 

20 Oct 17

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, recently met with Bobby Dunbar who has won a gold medal at the Special Olympics National Games for table tennis.


Blog music
SLYDIGS > TALKING TRASH AND TENNIS WITH THE FOUR LADS FROM MANCHESTER 

11 Oct 17

How do you go from creating chaos on the streets of Manchester to supporting one of the most important rock bands of all time? Blood, sweat and a lot of tears, at least that is the story rock and roll’s latest upstarts, Slydigs are sticking to.


Rugby
Birmingham tennis star Dan Evans BANNED after positive cocaine test 

6 Oct 17

The former British number two failed the test at the Barcelona Open in April…


Blog social media
4 examples of computational thinking in journalism 

6 Oct 17

Computational thinking helps you break down a problem and solve each part logically.


Events
Borg vs McEnroe 

25 Sep 17

The story of the 1980’s Wimbledon tennis rivalry between the placid Bjorn Borg and the volatile John McEnroe.


News
Memorial unveiled to school governor 

21 Sep 17

Blue Coat Junior School in Walsall has unveiled an outdoor table tennis table in memory of Margaret Tonks, chair of governors at the school, who suddenly and unexpectedly died last year…


Blog feature
Lawn Tennis Association 

18 Sep 17

Clubs, local authorities and educational institutions (schools, colleges and universities, etc) have the opportunity to come together with other local partner organisations to apply for capital funding to create a community tennis network in their …


Sport
Sport on the BBC: Best of this week’s TV & radio coverage 

14 Aug 17

This week’s sport on the BBC includes England’s first Test against West Indies, the Women’s Rugby World Cup and the Birmingham Indoor Grand Prix.


News
Plan for community organisation to take over Lichfield tennis facilities in Beacon Park 

1 Aug 17

A community organisation could take over the running of public tennis facilities in Lichfield.


News
Tennis charity pledge to up numbers 

24 Jul 17

Tennis for Free, which was founded back in 2003, is keen to promote the game as an all-year round sport and to get more people playing.


News
Market traders urged to back Lichfield city centre initiatives after crowds turn out to watch big screen 

17 Jul 17

Market traders have been urged to embrace efforts to bring new business into Lichfield after a temporary giant screen was put up in the city centre.


News
With Wimbledon in full swing, Solihull Council is encouraging residents to go outdoors and enjoy a summer of tennis. 

16 Jul 17

The Council has teamed up with the Lawn Tennis Association to launch a new website which will provide local people with everything they need to know about tennis in Solihull.


Rugby
Best places to watch Wimbledon in Birmingham 

13 Jul 17

As the tennis tournament comes back for 2017, here’s where you can soak up the atmosphere…


Council
SERVE LIKE A WIMBLEDON STAR IN SANDWELL 

12 Jul 17

With Wimbledon fever in the air there are many opportunities to play tennis in Sandwell.


News
Items stolen in Walsall burglary 

12 Jul 17

DISTINCTIVE items have been stolen in a Walsall burglary.


News
Traders are boycotting Lichfield Market this Saturday after being… 

12 Jul 17

TRADERS are set to boycott this Saturday’s city centre market following a decision by Lichfield City Council and the BID (Business Improvement District) team to show the Wimbledon tennis finals and the British Grand Prix on a big screen on the market…


Weather
On the turn (WS7 weather report 9-7-2017) 

9 Jul 17

Today seems the air temperature at 08:30 hours already near 20c (19.2c at 08:34 hours) and we can expect the day to be another warm and pleasant one.


Rugby
Where you can play tennis for FREE in Birmingham 

7 Jul 17

Got the Wimbledon bug…


Business
White is definitely the new black at Wimbeldon, ever wondered why? 

7 Jul 17

Why do tennis players at Wimbledon have to wear white?Wimbledon has been a main stay fixture of the tennis sporting calendar since the first tournament in 1877.


Blog feature
Come and join in the fun at Fox Hollies Family Fun Day 

7 Jul 17

*A collaborative post in partnership with Fox Hollies  After it’s recent extensive refurbishment, Fox Hollies Leisure Centre in Acocks Green, Birmingham is opening it’s doors for a fantastic weekend of family fun.