Nov 14, 2019

How playing other sports improves your tennis

It can help develop a young athlete’s motor development, athletic capacities and tennis skills.



V. S. Varshini: Smash is her favourite shot

On her coach Saravanan’s suggestion, V. S. Varshini has shifted to the Gopichand Academy in Hyderabad since the start of 2019 to improve her doubles game.

For The Love of Sport

Esha Gupta: Sports means discipline in life

I loved volleyball ever since I was a kid. I used to wake up early, go for practice sessions and used to thoroughly enjoy the sport.


Talking ‘comeback’ with Wriddhiman Saha

India Test specialist stumper Saha shares the story of his recovery and training method that helped him regain confidence and place in the Indian squad.


Coach and trainer synergy

When it comes to sports, there are essential differences between the two roles that must be taken into consideration.

Star Struck

Rahul Chaudhari on Ajay Thakur: From idol to teammate

From playing kabaddi in my village to becoming an Air India player with the privilege of air travel — I owe much of this success to Ajay Thakur.


Leander Paes: Passion undoused!

Like cricket, tennis should also integrate past champions to work together and make sure that the health of the sport is sound, says Leander Paes.

Vantage Point

How playing other sports improves your tennis

It can help develop a young athlete’s motor development, athletic capacities and tennis skills.


Quinton de Kock: Bordering on genius

As a young South Africa team goes through the grind of transition, a cricketer of his quality and stature can act as a catalyst to reviving its fortunes.


Dhoni and Ranchi: An unadulterated love story

In Ranchi, it is almost as if M.S. Dhoni is separate from the game. His roots in the city are celebrated just as fondly as his name and what he has achieved.

Short Takes

Zidane's Leverkusen volley on Anirudh Thapa's wishlist

Barcelona great Andres Iniesta would be my dream guest for a dinner party, says Chennaiyin FC and India midfielder Anirudh Thapa.


Rohit Sharma: A knight in white

An uncluttered state of mind has allowed Rohit Sharma to overcome the concerns over a promising talent not living up to expectations in Test cricket.


Young Turks take Pro Kabaddi League by storm

With the Kabaddi World Cup set to be held next year, the emergence of fresh talent serves as a massive boost.


ISL 2019-20 diary: Problem with the opener

While other teams get to study Kerala Blasters closely, the Kochi club does not get any such observe-and-study advantage, feels coach Eelco Schattorie.

Last Word

Dilemma of a sportswriter

Scepticism, which is an important element in the kit bag of the sports journalist, is allowed to be replaced by the “bigger picture.”


Meet the new men at the BCCI

With 90 percent of his Apex Council members new to BCCI administration, ‘captain’ Ganguly certainly has a challenging job in hand.


Rohit lights up the record books in South Africa series

Rohit Sharma took the fewest innings by an Indian opener to score a maiden Test double century, while hitting by far the most sixes in a Test series.


Meet the BCCI’s new dada

What should work in favour of Sourav Ganguly, the Indian cricket board’s new president, is his strong character to take on the best.


Takeaways from the India-South Africa Test series

For some reason, there is still a reluctance in some quarters to accept that India is currently the best Test team in the world.

On The Write Line

Renewed hope at the BCCI

Sourav Ganguly has only a little over 10 months to set up methods to make Indian cricket stronger and do a yeoman, unforgettable service to the game.

View from the paddock

Mexican Grand Prix: The soufflé that didn’t rise

We had all the ingredients for what should have risen to be a great race in Mexico, but it didn’t quite materialise for a variety of reasons.


Blood, sweat and tears... how a fast bowler is made!

Harry Gurney gives insights on how a fast bowler should operate, the endless hours of practice that he has to put in to be match-ready and more in the fourth episode of Couch Talk.