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The Best of The Next Point

It is with great pleasure and a small measure of trepidation that I announce the release of The Next Point: Selected Tennis Criticism 2011 – 2013. This new volume features what I consider to be the best tennis pieces I … Continue reading

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The Next Point Annual 2012

The Australian Open is finished, Davis Cup is days away, and the golden clouds are gathering over South America, ready to release their usual spray. It seems like an appropriate moment to release The Next Point Annual 2012. Free to download – … Continue reading

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Tennis Grandstand

For those of you who may not know, I am now also contributing to Tennis Grandstand on a regular basis (more often during Majors). My first article for Tennis Grandstand (from a few days ago) can be found here. The … Continue reading

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Christmas Break

The Next Point will be taking a short break over Christmas. I will return slightly before New Year’s, as the 2013 season kicks off in Perth, Abu Dhabi and wherever else professional tennis players congregate or congeal for our delectation. … Continue reading

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Doing the Wrong Thing Badly

A Ramble on the Badminton By now the story is a long day old that eight female badminton players, some of them among the foremost badminton players on the planet, have been disqualified from the London Olympics for not bothering … Continue reading

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Distance to Target: Zero

I’ll have something up on the Roland Garros draw after it comes out (debutante-stlye). Meanwhile, this is just a quick reminder for anyone who is interested to please subscribe to the Point Blank Tennis newsletter. It offers a weekly round-up … Continue reading

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The Next Point Annual 2011

With the Australian Open dispensed with, Davis Cup a week away, and the Golden Spray already dousing the courts of South America, the timing seems appropriate, or at least convenient, to release The Next Point Annual 2011. Completely free to … Continue reading

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Racquet Therapy

Quick morning update, before I head in to Melbourne Park. How quick? Point-form quick. 1. Stanislas Wawrinka characteristically alternated might with ineptitude in eventually seeing off Marcos Baghdatis last night, capping a truly spectacular day on Margaret Court Arena Stadium. … Continue reading

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Christmas Break

The Next Point will be taking a short break over Christmas. I will return around New Year’s, as the 2012 season kicks off. In the meantime, please have a relaxing, safe and satisfying break. Meanwhile, enjoy this offering from the … Continue reading

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