What is pickleball, and why is everyone obsessed with it?
My parents celebrated their wedding anniversary last year with their first vacation since the COVID-19 pandemic began, and not only did they come home refreshed and tan, they came home obsessed with a game called pickleball that I could not understand.
Michigan State tennis star overcomes losing 60 pounds, near-death bout with UC to lead team
A Michigan State tennis player who lost 60 pounds and had to re-learn how to sit up and walk due to a near-death bout with ulcerative colitis has returned to the court and seized the No. 1 position on his team.
Djokovic out of US Open after hitting line judge with ball
NEW YORK Top-seeded Novak Djokovic was defaulted from his fourth-round match at the U.S. Open after he accidentally hit a line judge with a tennis ball Sunday. Djokovic had just lost a game to his opponent, Pablo Carreno Busta, to fall behind 6-5 in the first set. As he walked to the sideline for the changeover, Djokovic smacked a ball behind him. The ball hit a female line judge, who dropped to her knees at the back of the court. After a discussion of several minutes with officials on court, Djokovic walked over to shake hands with Carreno Busta, and the default was announced.
Queen Elizabeth misses Royal Ascot for first time in reign
FILE - In this Thursday, June 21, 2018 file photo, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II arrives on the third day of the Royal Ascot horse race meeting, which is traditionally known as Ladies Day, in Ascot, England. Queen Elizabeth II will not be attending the Royal Ascot horse racing meeting for the first time during her 68-year reign. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland, File)LONDON Nothing has kept Queen Elizabeth II away from the Royal Ascot horse racing meeting during her 68-year reign as U.K. monarch not pregnancy, a speech to Parliament or even an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease. But this year, the 94-year-old queen will not be attending Royal Ascot, which starts Tuesday, because of the coronavirus pandemic. Unlike Wimbledon and the Open, Royal Ascot has not been canceled as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, though spectators will be absent.
Gov. Cuomo gives go-ahead for US Open tennis in NY in August
Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday that the U.S. Open tennis tournament will held in late August as part of the state's reopening from shutdowns caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The U.S. Tennis Association had decided to go forward with its marquee event in New York City without spectators, pending an OK from the state. Like many sports leagues, the professional tennis tours have been suspended since March because of the COVID-19 outbreak. The U.S. Open is scheduled to run from Aug. 31 to Sept. 13. It normally is each seasons fourth and final Grand Slam tournament but would be the second of 2020.
Heres how 25 sports have been divided into high, moderate, low COVID-19 risk categories
DETROIT Will it be safe for children, high schoolers or anybody to play sports amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic? Experts have divided 25 popular sports into three categories: high, moderate and low risk. The National Federation of State High School Associations released their list, which is based on the amount of close, sustained contact, along with other factors. Oklahoma recently rejected a plan that would have required social distancing and allowed all high school sports to resume without restrictions. One idea being considered by many states would change the calendar to shift lower risk sports to fall and move higher risk ones to the spring.
Edsel Ford’s Tennis Champ Lands a Fall Fan Choice Award
Has two older brothersAlso plays varsity basketball & baseballEnjoys hanging out with friendsEnjoys helping peopleEdsel Ford High School – 16-year-old Devin Flum was chosen as the 2019 “Favorite Junior” in Local 4’s 4Frenzy Fall Fan Choice Awards. He’s had years of experience with playing tennis, however his first time facing an opponent was recent. Even though he won our 4Frenzy Award for tennis, he’s more active when it comes to playing basketball and baseball. Devin says that he is a varsity player for both the baseball and basketball team at Edsel High School. “It [tennis] helps me stay active, stay in shape and helps with my hand eye coordination for baseball,” he says.