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Christian Howgill
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I am a:
Tennis Fan, Casual Player, Tennis Shop Owner, Tennis Club Manager, Tennis Media
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Random things about me (hobbies, occupation, tennis history, favorite band, etc.):
Former Manager at The Queen's Club, now CEO of The Tennis Emporium, selling tennis themed gifts ranging from sumptuous designer rugs to fun kitchen tea towels that explain how tennis caused the worlds financial crisis!
Favorite pro tennis player(s):
I love exciting players who put their heart on the soul on the line, so players like the new kid, Dustin Brown all the way back to the old guard like John McEnroe
My tennis skill (please check your NTRP if you know it):
Not bad
On the court, I am a:
rightie, trixter, doubles partner, returner, one-hander, all courter
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Was It A Mistake to Allow Non Wooden Rackets?

Posted on September 28, 2010 at 5:30am 13 Comments

Did the ruling bodies make a mistake by not regulating the size and content of tennis rackets? In the late 60's and early 70's nobody had ever thought of using anything other than wood for playing tennis. So when Connors strolled on with a metal racket, the regulatory bodies did not know what to do as there was no rule against it.

But were they too slow to react? Have we lost some of the skill and artistry of the game and sacrificed it to the skill of the manufacturer, where… Continue

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At 8:59pm on December 25, 2010, Tim Prapong said…
Merry Xmas and a Happy New Years 2011!
At 9:41am on December 19, 2010, Mark / The Mayor said…
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At 7:37pm on December 5, 2010, Tim Prapong said…
Yes, I got to see all the nice things on your website. The Darwin graphic and the Lobfather cap is very funny! I like the crossed racquets doormat personally. If I had my own place, I would definitely get that. I would like to see those icons a little clearer. Maybe the fainted silver fit in with the theme but I wear glasses and am very nearsighted. But I am definitely going to read that pdf book. :)
At 4:34pm on December 5, 2010, Tim Prapong said…
Very interesting to read you were the manager at Queen's Club. I tried your website but wasn't able to view it.

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